English | ISBN: 1090874529 | 2019 | 147 Pages | MOBI | 405 KB
[Revised, Second Edition]Millions of accounts with very personal information have been hacked this year alone: medical information; government records and tax data; retail and restaurant information; and social media details. Your data is out there!One small mistake can lead to a cascade of increasingly invasive access to your personal information. This can lead to identity theft, financial loss, online embarrassment, and loss of access to your email and social media accounts – even your cell phone number.Also, if you are tired of having targeted ads follow you everywhere and marketing companies knowing more about you than your therapist, this book will address how to minimize the amount of information any one organization has about you.Here is a list of some of the information you will learn in this book:- How to create a strong passwordthat you can remember- How to setup 2FA so that hackers cannot get into your account even if they get your password- Setting up your web browser so that you can remain safe stop inadvertently sharing all of your information with third-party corporations.- A more private search engine that will give you the same results as Google.- A description of the best secure email applications – free and paid access.- How to avoid phishing scams, malware, and virus while browsing and reading email. – Securing your social media accounts- Configuring Windows 10 and MS Office to stop sending trackers and telemetry to Microsoft.- How to really delete your files (important when selling or discarding your device)- Taking notes and making lists securely – How to easily and transparently use file encryption on your device and in the cloud- Setting up your home network to be more secure and to prevent your ISP from tracking your online habits- How to choose a VPN- Keeping your physical space safe when working at home or in public, such as a cafe- Securely backing up your PC and other devices to the cloud-How to minimize vulnerabilities with your internet connected devices, such as, Nest, Ring, Alexa, Siri, WiFi LED lightbulbs, etc.Plus a list of external resources to learn more about staying safe online and keeping your personal information from prying eyes. You can implement just some of the these actions for increased privacy and security, or you can do them all and go full ninja.