You have an email account, a Facebook account, a LinkedIn or XING account. And you have passwords for them. You think you’re secure. But you are not.
These days, cybercriminals aren’t only after our computers’ resources. They are interested in our identity, financial information and in our social media accounts.
That’s why it’s important to know how to properly protect your online assets against cybercrooks.
The content of the book was initially written as a collection of blog posts that were published on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and XING. I noticed the high interest of the users of these services in my posts. This was a signal for me that there are people out there who want to know more and want to do more for their security and privacy.
It is expected from the reader to have a basic knowledge about various IT concepts, but as a user and not as a specialist. Usually, if you are just interested in technology, have an email address and/or a Facebook account you will be able to understand this book very well.
You should definitely read this book
- If you are a user who thinks about what is happening with the data that you publish online (pictures, texts in all forms, songs, etc.).
If you are aware that there are people out there who want your data not because of its value for them but for you. Once they get your data, they might ask you to pay to get it back.
If you want to become for your children also in the online world the guide and the model that you are in the real life.
The book is split into several chapters that cover various aspects of your digital life:
- Accounts and Passwords
Create good passwords, and best practices recommendations. Stop using the same password for your email account and for all those websites.
- Online Security
Harden your Facebook account, enable two-factor authentication for Google, Facebook, Dropbox, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.
- Device Security
Learn about software updates, backups, encryption and password protection, what to do in case of malware infections.
- Tips that you can print and share
20 tricks to improve your security in general, 10 steps to securing a new computer, protecting social media accounts, and 10 tips for mobile device security, how to determine if their social media accounts have been hacked.
- How to protect yourself from advertisements and tracking (in construction)
Tools and ways to stop those nasty websites from tracking your online behavior.
- Online safety for parents (in construction)
Guidance for those parents who have children that just start discovering the online world.
Are you in a hurry?
Then jump to the chapter 8 “Tips that you can print to improving your security”.
The best part
This book is completely free and will remain like this. Even better, it is a book that will never be finished. I constantly add new and update the content to reflect the current situation in IT security.
Get your free copy today: www.improve-your-security.org