Everyday Security in an Online World

Everyday Security in an Online World

This book provides a plain-English introduction to seven key topics that anyone using the Internet should be familiar with to keep their information and devices safe. With concise explanations of matters like passwords, phishing, data breaches and malware, it will give you an essential background against which your own experiences with computers, tablets and smartphones will make more sense, and increase your confidence using them.

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Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Update Your Software
  3. Only Open Trusted Apps and Files
  4. Recognise Social Engineering
  5. Use Strong, Unique Passwords
  6. Use Two-Factor Authentication
  7. Accept That Data Breaches Happen
  8. Back Up Your Data
  9. Appendix: Understand URLs
  10. Appendix: Secure a Compromised Account

Index

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

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L

M

O

P

R

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T

U

V

Z

If you found this useful, you can support my work by buying me a coffee or ordering a paperback or Kindle copy of the book.