November 2, 2001
The Internet is an open book - protect yourself with secure protocols
Author: JT Smith
Kelly McNeill writes "In this age of viruses, hacking, terrorism and paranoia, people are becoming more and more interested in finding ways to protect themselves and keep their data private on the Internet and elsewhere. The unfortunate thing is that few people are aware that they are passing their personal information back and forth over the Internet in the clear for anyone to intercept. Securing your network activity is not difficult, but it does require an awareness of how certain protocols work. This article will attempt to address these protocols and situations and suggest ways of adding security."