The Basics of Digital Privacy
Simple Tools to Protect Your Personal Information and Your Identity Online
By Denny Cherry
Publisher: Elsevier / Syngress
Final Release Date: November 2013
Pages: 152

Who’s watching you online? These days, it’s hard to be sure. But the recent Edward Snowden revelations of NSA data mining and the constant threat of identity theft from criminals mean your privacy is in jeopardy.

The Basics of Digital Privacy teaches you how to protect the privacy of your data and your identity while surfing, searching, and interacting with others in a virtual world. Author Denny Cherry teaches professionals how to keep huge databases secure, and he will introduce you to the basic concepts of protecting your identity, your financial data, and your personal information from prying eyes while using your computer and smartphone. You’ll learn how to stay connected and conduct business online, while protecting your privacy with every keystroke and click.

The Basics of Digital Privacy gives you clear, non-technical explanations of how to safely store personal information online, create secure usernames and passwords for websites, and participate in social media without compromising your privacy. Learn how to find out who’s watching you online, and what the law has to say about your privacy rights. A great resource for anyone who ventures into the online world on a daily basis!

  • The most straightforward and up-to-date guide to privacy for anyone who goes online for work, school, or personal use
  • Real-world examples show you how cyber criminals commit their crimes, and what you can do to keep your identity and your data safe
  • Written by author Denny Cherry, who teaches top security professionals how to protect huge databases of information
  • Learn the best ways to create secure passwords, chat, text, email and conduct business online without compromising your identity and your personal data
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Basics - An Understatement

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    • Not comprehensive enough
    • Too basic

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    Comments about oreilly The Basics of Digital Privacy:

    Well written, but VERY, VERY basic. If you know anything about even computer basics you probably know the basics in this book. There is very little about real "digital" privacy in here, more about common sense privacy in the digital and real world. A nice work as a reminder to anyone about general privacy concerns, but not a true technical work or deep work in any way. The description is way over stated!

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