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The Basics of Cyber Safety : Computer and Mobile Device Safety Made Easy.

Author: John Sammons; Michael Cross
Publisher: Saint Louis : Elsevier Science, 2016.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sammons, John.
Basics of Cyber Safety : Computer and Mobile Device Safety Made Easy.
Saint Louis : Elsevier Science, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Sammons; Michael Cross
ISBN: 9780124166394 0124166393
OCLC Number: 957700495
Notes: Defaced Sites.
Description: 1 online resource (255 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; The Basics of Cyber Safety; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; About the Authors; Acknowledgments; 1 What is cyber safety?; What Is Cyber Safety?; Why Is It Important?; What Is the Internet?; Keep the Faith; Paying Attention to What's Out There; Not All Information Is Valid; Think Before You Click; Reading URLs; Faking sites with URLs; Privacy; Expectations and Reality; Who Has Ownership?; Where Are Your Files Stored?; How Important Is Your Data?; Once It's Out There, It's Out There; Encryption; Encrypting Storage; Encrypting mobile devices. Secure Communication on the InternetMonitoring Online Activity; Monitoring Your Bank Account; Identifying the Devices You Use, and Where You Use Them; Separating Home and Business Computers; Bring your own device; Computer Use in Public Places; Mobile Devices; Mobile apps; Information shared and collected by apps; Location feature; Smart TVs and Game Systems; Internet of Things; Using Different Windows Accounts; Biometrics; Physical Security; Locking Down Hardware; Summary; Further Reading; 2 Before connecting to the Internet; Securing Your Web Browser; Cookies; Tracking Protection. Disabling and Managing Pop-UpsWi-fi Security and Safety; A Basic Understanding of Components Used to Connect to the Internet; Configuring Your Router; Changing the administrator username/password; Service set identifier; Security mode; SSID passphrase; Using Other People's Wi-Fi; Sharing Your Wi-Fi With Others; Setting up a guest network; Passwords; Strong Passwords; Changing Passwords; Password Policies; Setting Up Security Questions; Remembering Passwords; Tools; Password generators; Password vaults; Passwords stored in IE; Passwords stored in Chrome; Google smart lock; Firewalls. Firewall on a RouterSummary; Reference; 3 Software problems and solutions; Malware and Viruses; Types of Malware; Antivirus; Windows Defender; Updating; Scheduling Regular Scans; Rogue Antivirus; Antimalware; Don't Forget Your Mobile; Staying Up-To-Date; Types of Updates; Automatic Updates; Updates in Windows 10; Windows 10 peer-to-peer updates; Mobile Device Updates; Other Device Updates; Disaster Recovery; Keeping a Copy of Passwords; Backing Up Files; Online backups; Backing up phones and tablets; Setting and Restoring Restore Points; Summary; Reference; 4 Email safety and security. Email ProtectionLimiting What Your Email Reveals; Choosing an Email Client; Securing Thunderbird; Why Is It Important to Block Remote Content?; Hiding the Message Pane; The Dangers of an Attachment; Free Email Sites; Security Settings on Email Sites; Mail.com security; Gmail Security; Encryption; Summary; 5 Cybercrime; What Is a Cybercriminal?; How Criminals Choose Their Targets; Identity Theft; Controlling the Information You Provide; Child Identity Theft; Social Engineering; Technology and Social Engineering; Suspicious Emails and SPAM; Baiting; Hacking; Hijacking/Hacked Accounts.

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