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Title: Windows Security Checklist - Windows Security In Plain English
Post by: Prince Serendip on April 26, 2010, 08:56:10 AM
The Windows Security Checklist was first published at CastleCops each week in 2004 to 2005. At that time it was very popular, with over 500,000 hits in total. Since CastleCops closed down there's no longer a comprehensive list of the posted articles. Much of the information is still useful, helping beginner to intermediate computer users with the basics of Windows security. Microsoft awarded me MVP in Windows (now Consumer) Security in 2006 for those articles.

The WSC is now being re-posted at http://mvp-help.webs.com/apps/blog/

The first six of the series are now available, updated and edited to include newer Operating Systems and programs. More will be added to this list as they are completed.

Windows Security Checklist (revised) (http://mvp-help.webs.com/apps/blog/show/454043-windows-security-checklist-revised-)

Windows Security Checklist - Part 2: To Do and Do Not (http://mvp-help.webs.com/apps/blog/show/541433-windows-security-checklist-to-do-and-do-not)

Windows Security Checklist - Part 3: Safe at Any Speed Online (http://mvp-help.webs.com/apps/blog/show/3567567-windows-security-checklist-part-3-safe-at-any-speed-online)

Windows Security Checklist - Part 4, Securing Your Network Configuration or Home LAN Security (http://mvp-help.webs.com/apps/blog/show/3830571-windows-security-checklist-part-4-securing-your-network-configuration-or-home-lan-security)

Windows Security Checklist - Part 5, Are Cookies Really GUID for You? (http://mvp-help.webs.com/apps/blog/show/3883687-windows-security-checklist-part-5-are-cookies-really-guid-for-you-)

Windows Security Checklist - Part 6: Invisible Internet Browsing or Talk to the Proxy (http://mvp-help.webs.com/apps/blog/show/4076189-windows-security-checklist-part-6-invisible-internet-browsing-or-talk-to-the-proxy)

Windows Security Checklist - Part 7: HOSTS: Blocking Unwanted Web Sites, Malware and Ads (http://mvp-help.webs.com/apps/blog/show/5678065-windows-security-checklist-part-7-hosts-blocking-unwanted-web-sites-malware-and-ads)

Windows Security Checklist - Part 8: IM Insecure (http://mvp-help.webs.com/apps/blog/show/7650910-windows-security-checklist-part-8-im-insecure)



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All the best from Larry Stevenson
Title: Re: Windows Security Checklist - Windows Security In Plain English
Post by: Prince Serendip on May 23, 2010, 11:57:30 AM
Part 4 has been completed. It took 2 hours to get the HTML right for the page. (Found out the owners made some changes. That's why.)  :LOL
Title: Re: Windows Security Checklist - Windows Security In Plain English
Post by: Prince Serendip on May 29, 2010, 12:52:01 PM
Part 5 is up! Windows Security Checklist, Part 5: Are Cookies Really GUID for You? See link above. Thanks for reading.
Title: Re: Windows Security Checklist - Windows Security In Plain English
Post by: Prince Serendip on June 20, 2010, 05:29:39 PM
Part 6 is up! Enjoy!
Title: Re: Windows Security Checklist - Windows Security In Plain English
Post by: Prince Serendip on January 01, 2011, 02:12:39 AM
Part 7 is up (see above). Happy New Year to everyone!
Title: Re: Windows Security Checklist - Windows Security In Plain English
Post by: Prince Serendip on July 08, 2011, 02:40:48 PM
Part 8 is up. Nice long one. (Would you believe I had writer's block? All gone now.)  :P