Do you know that —
Windows secretly records all the web sites you’ve ever visited?
After you delete your Outlook emails and empty the Waste Basket, someone could still read your email?
After you delete a file and empty the Recycle Bin, the file still exists?
Your computer might run software that spies on you?
Your computer might be a bot, a slave computer waiting to perform tasks assigned by a remote master?
The web sites you visit might be able to compile a complete dossier of your online activities?
Microsoft Word and Excel documents contain secret keys that uniquely identify you? They also collect
statistics telling anyone how long you spent working on them and when.
This guide explains these – and many other — threats to your security and privacy when you use Windows
computers. It describes these concerns in simple, non-technical terms. The goal is to provide information
anyone can understand. Read the rest of this entry »