Monthly Archives: January 2016

TAILS 2.0 Released–Complete Internet Anonymity

TAILS 2.0 RELEASED Our Practical Paranoia students and readers know that The Amnesia Incognito Live System (TAILS) <https://tails.boum.org> is a cornerstone of secure Internet activity. I personally consider it vital in the battle against government (our own, and others), criminal, and corporate intrusion into your personal and business affairs. TAILS 2.0 has just been released. For those not familiar with TAILS,…
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iOS 9 Security Essentials Update Release

IOS 9 SECURITY ESSENTIALS UPDATE RELEASE Practical Paranoia: iOS 9 Security Essentials, the best-selling, easiest, and most comprehensive guide to securing your iPhone and iPad, data, communications, and identity, has just released version 1.4. The Kindle version will be available for download Monday, January 25. The print version will be available from Amazon 2 days later.…
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Android 5 Security Essentials 11% Off

ANDROID 5 SECURITY ESSENTIALS IS NOW 11% OFF! Android 5 security. You know you want it! Now you can get it at a great price. Hey, I haven't any idea why or how–Amazon doesn't consult authors on this stuff–but Practical Paranoia: Android 5 (Lollipop) Security Essentials Kindle & paperback editions, just went on sale for $57.57. The regular price…
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iOS 9 Security Essentials 50% Discount

IOS 9 SECURITY ESSENTIALS 50% DISCOUNT iOS 9 Security Essentials, the #1 best-selling guide to ensuring the security of your calls, video conferencing, email, web browsing, instant messaging, and-everything-else-iPhone-and-iPad is available at over 50% discount while supplies last. The January 2016 edition of Practical Paranoia: iOS Security Essentials (Kindle and paperback) will hit bookshelves this week. We…
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OS X Security Essentials Update: Malware

OS X SECURITY ESSENTIALS MALWARE CHAPTER UPDATE Practical Paranoia OS X Security Essentials (all versions), Chapter 6, Malware, has just been updated. The update will be reflected in Kindle versions within a week, and print versions with a month. The changes to the chapter are: Updated data reports from av-comparatives.org Avira installation (new version of…
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Practical Paranoia Android 6 Preorder Kindle Discount

PRACTICAL PARANOIA ANDROID 6 MARSHMALLOW KINDLE VERSION AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER DISCOUNT Android 6 Marshmallow–If your Android smartphone and tablet don't have it installed now, they soon will! Dramatic changes to the architecture of this mobile device OS require new ways of securing your device against data and identity theft. The brand-new Practical Paranoia Android 6 Security Essentials Kindle…
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Network Diagnostic | CRM Part 3

COMPUTER ROUTINE MAINTENANCE –NETWORK DIAGNOSTIC Previous post - Computer Environment Check | CRM Part 2 Network diagnostic is rarely performed unless the Internet connection is so slow that work cannot be done. However, the network degradation has likely been eating away company profits for a long time before this. The third step in conducting your…
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Computer Environment Check | CRM Part 2

COMPUTER ROUTINE MAINTENANCE–COMPUTER ENVIRONMENT CHECK Previous post - Computer Routine Maintenance–Inventory | CRM Part 1 In the first of this series, I discussed the importance of maintaining a documented inventory of your IT environment. The next step during your monthly routine maintenance is to perform a computer environment check. Although your equipment may appear stoic,…
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Routine Maintenance For Your IT Environment | CRM Part 1

COMPUTER ROUTINE MAINTENANCE–INVENTORY Over the next few blogs I will detail Best Practices for computer routine maintenance, starting here with system inventory. I've got to tell you, I hate routine maintenance. On anything. Fixing the ranch fencing. Changing the oil in the truck. Yearly medical check-up. Heck, I get grumpy having to shave each morning. However, I…
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Edit MS Office Docs in Google Drive

Google Drive Editing of MS Office Documents I love Google Drive and Google Docs. Though there are a hundred reasons, my favorite is the ability to have an unlimited number of people editing the same document at the same time. This brings collaboration to the creation and production process as never seen before. But in…
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iOS Messages Rated for Security

iOS Messages Receives Top Security Rating The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has just released a study of the major instant messaging applications for smartphones. Although iOS Messages (listed in the report as iMessage) isn't perfect, it does rate higher than almost all other options. As most of you know, I'm just a bit OCD over security. Even though my…
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Data Breaches Reach An All-Time High

Data Breach IS Identity Theft Data breaches have reached an all-time high in the United States. This is important in that this data includes your personal identity information–user names and passwords to banking and financial accounts, credit card information, social security numbers, healthcare  information. This personal identity information has value in the criminal world, and is devastating to…
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Entire Practical Paranoia Book Series Now On Kindle

Practical Paranoia Series Now On Kindle As of January 2, 2016, all of the current Practical Paranoia Security Essentials books are updated and now available on Kindle. These are the best-selling, easiest, and most comprehensive books available to secure your home and business mobile devices and computers. Based on NSA internal standards, written for the non-technical user,…
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