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Personal Digital Security: Protecting Yourself from Online Crime [Paperback]

Michael Bazzell

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31 July 2013
Your complete resource to protect you, your family, and your community from digital crime Every day, thousands of digital crimes are facilitated over the internet. Years ago, this meant that a criminal needed specialized computer skill, a dedicated computer for hacking, and an expensive internet connection. Today, the entire instruction one needs can be found on Google, the attacks can be conducted over a cell phone, and there is free wireless internet on practically every corner. Author Michael Bazzell will walk you through his experiences during his career fighting digital crime. This book includes explicit details of his entire training program created for individuals, employees, and company leaders. For the first time his complete repository of free resources has been assembled in one place. Combined with his website, this book offers you everything needed to build an effective defense from electronic crime. The personal solutions for stopping digital attacks that are provided here will prevent you from becoming a victim. The author will make you aware of how the crimes occur, explain how you can eliminate your risk of attack, and how to easily create awareness in your circles about this growing problem. A few of the many lessons detailed here that can decrease your exposure to digital crime include how to: Protect your computer with free software Remove malicious programs from any system Create and test strong password policies Protect your email accounts from online attacks Avoid financial scams over the internet Configure an effective data backup solution Encrypt sensitive data on all devices Recover deleted data from a computer Protect your credit report and financial accounts Implement a credit freeze for ID theft protection Avoid devices that steal your card information Protect smart phones from the latest exploits Prevent attacks through landline telephones Discover compromised devices on your network Protect yourself during public Wi-Fi use Secure your wireless networks and devices Protect your children from the latest threats Analyze computer usage and internet history Identify and monitor an online presence Instruct others on personal digital security

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Product details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (31 July 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 149108197X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1491081976
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 18.8 x 1.8 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 539,322 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Michael Bazzell has been a full time law enforcement officer for over 15 years. He is currently assigned to the FBI’s Cyber Crimes Task Force where he focuses on open source intelligence (OSINT) collection and analysis. He has trained thousands of individuals employed by state and federal agencies, as well as the private sector, in the use of his OSINT techniques. He has also taught several college courses including Ethical Hacking, Computer Forensics, and Computer Crime Investigation. His previous books, Open Source Intelligence Techniques and Hiding from the Internet, have been top sellers in both the United States and Europe. They are used by several government agencies as training manuals for intelligence gathering and securing personal information.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'll read anything Michael Bazzell writes! 31 Oct 2013
By J. Ttee - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I have a complete library of books on privacy, including everything by Ahearn and Luna. When it comes to digital security, however, Michael Bazzell has no equal. Here are just three of my many notes from this book.

P. 20--A new, simple device that can unlock the majority of U.S. hotel room doors. He shows how to identify the bad ones.
P. 179--How to avoid the common dangers of giving your home wireless the wrong name (which some of my friends have mistakenly done).
P. 182--Why it's best to turn off your wireless router at night. (Who knew?)

There are whole chapters about protecting passwords, credit cards, cell phones,cameras, and wireless networks. Chapter 10 is all about how to protect your children.
I've seen no other book as detailed as this one, and I've seen 'em all.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good Book 10 Sep 2013
By FreedomLover1980 - Published on Amazon.com
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The interesting thing about this book is that it sends to the author's website. When you get there, you are offered a free zip program that unloads everything needed for your computer. Best of all its free.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars See What Criminals Are Doing So That You Know How To Protect Yourself! 6 Dec 2013
By J. Robideau - Published on Amazon.com
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This book offers up a wide variety of up-to-date information regarding security in our modern world. He lays out, in detail, the tricks of the trade used by thieves, snoops, and scammers so that you can see how to guard yourself most effectively. There is some very interesting detail about programs used to guess passwords, hacks that have made many hotel locks insecure, the way that thieves are using radio jammers to access your vehicle, how scammers and hackers run specific phishing schemes, and much more!

If you want a glimpse into activities of digital criminals in today's world so that you can guard yourself, buy this book!

Highly recommended!
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful for all 14 April 2014
By JJ Writer - Published on Amazon.com
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The author is a cyber crime expert who gives instructions for the average readers to protect themselves from the growing problems of identity theft and other computer troubles. Step-by-step instructions are given to give the reader the best protection possible. This is a reference to keep and refer back to every so often.
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for anyone who uses electronics 29 Jan 2014
By tconroyssg - Published on Amazon.com
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This is one of the best I've ever seen. I would read it before doing anything that the book says and stay off electronics until you read it a second time and do the exercises as they are presented in the book.
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