Securing the Future (Or at Least Your Computer)

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Monday, April 6th, 2009

The NSA sometimes gets a bad rap as a shadowy uber intelligence organization, but the reality is that they do a lot of the boring but important (and often difficult) work to secure national infrastructure for both the U.S. and its allies. Most of that is of hands-on interest only to bureaucrats and security wonks, but every so often something makes it out of Fort Meade that's useful to the rest of us.

These Security Configuration Guides provide excellent outlines of some simple steps you can take to secure the computers in your workplace and your home against intrusion. Guides are provided for Mac, Linux, and Windows users, with in-depth recommendations for the major releases of each operating system.