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Not-So-Good Fellas

Keep the bad guys at bay with these steps to improve your company's computer security.

This story appears in the June 2004 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Stay up late watching TV some night, and you'll probably come across that classic infomercial for the amazing Ronco rotisserie oven. As enthusiastic audience members repeatedly remind us: "Just set it, and forget it!"

That may work for ovens. But it doesn't work for computer security anymore-if it ever did. There's a whole world of strangers who are literally out to get you, and the uninformed or inattentive usually get got first.

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