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Firewalls Don't Stop Dragons : A Step-by-Step Guide to Computer Security for Non-Techies, Paperback / softback Book

Firewalls Don't Stop Dragons : A Step-by-Step Guide to Computer Security for Non-Techies Paperback / softback


Rely on this practical, end-to-end guide on cyber safety and online security written expressly for a non-technical audience.

You will have just what you need to protect yourself-step by step, without judgment, and with as little jargon as possible.

Just how secure is your computer right now? You probably don't really know. Computers and the Internet have revolutionized the modern world, but if you're like most people, you have no clue how these things work and don't know the real threats. Protecting your computer is like defending a medieval castle.

While moats, walls, drawbridges, and castle guards can be effective, you'd go broke trying to build something dragon-proof.

This book is not about protecting yourself from a targeted attack by the NSA; it's about armoring yourself against common hackers and mass surveillance.

There are dozens of no-brainer things we all should be doing to protect our computers and safeguard our data-just like wearing a seat belt, installing smoke alarms, and putting on sunscreen. Author Carey Parker has structured this book to give you maximum benefit with minimum effort.

If you just want to know what to do, every chapter has a complete checklist with step-by-step instructions and pictures.

The book contains more than 150 tips to make you and your family safer.

It includes:Added steps for Windows 10 (Spring 2018) and Mac OS X High SierraExpanded coverage on mobile device safetyExpanded coverage on safety for kids onlineMore than 150 tips with complete step-by-step instructions and picturesWhat You'll LearnSolve your password problems once and for allBrowse the web safely and with confidenceBlock online tracking and dangerous adsChoose the right antivirus software for youSend files and messages securelySet up secure home networkingConduct secure shopping and banking onlineLock down social media accountsCreate automated backups of all your devicesManage your home computersUse your smartphone and tablet safelySafeguard your kids onlineAnd more!Who This Book Is ForThose who use computers and mobile devices, but don't really know (or frankly care) how they work.

This book is for people who just want to know what they need to do to protect themselves-step by step, without judgment, and with as little jargon as possible.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 400 pages, 191 Illustrations, color; 8 Illustrations, black and white; XXI, 400 p. 199 illus., 191 i
  • Publisher: APress
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Computer security
  • ISBN: 9781484238516

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