Monthly Archives: November 2016

How To Spot Fake Websites

HOW TO SPOT FRAUDULENT WEBSITES Just in time for the holiday spending spree, Europol has released a great website on how to spot a fake website. Although written with the European market in mind, everything in it applies to the US market as well. The original website is https://www.europol.europa.eu/activities-services/public-awareness-and-prevention-guides/i-just-thought-it-was-bargain-i-was-not-aware-of-risks%E2%80%A6.  First, you've just gotta love their motto: "Don't…
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Bitdefender Up To 60% Off

BITDEFENDER UP TO 60% OFF If you have been reading any of our Practical Paranoia Security Essentials books, you already know that Bitdefender is the only antivirus/antimalware that I recommend. It is currently the best solution for a number of reasons for both home and business, Android, macOS, and Windows. Bitdefender is currently holding a Cyber Monday Sale…
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Best-Selling DIY Cyber Security Books On Sale

BEST-SELLING DIY CYBER SECURITY BOOKS ON SALE Practical Paranoia Security Essentials is the best-selling cyber security book series of all time (try to ignore the fact that my grand kids are older than the field of cyber security!) Through December 31, 2016, all current OS Practical Paranoia books are on sale at 33% discount. Available on Amazon.com in both kindle…
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Government OK’s Hacking DoD Sites

GOVERNMENT OK'S HACKING DOD SITES Historically, even with the best of intentions, finding vulnerabilities with government sites would often lead to a shooting of the messenger. That has been turned on its head today! Quoting from the Department of Defense: DoD will deal in good faith with researchers who discover, test, and submit vulnerabilities² or…
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It’s Time To Upgrade To G-Suite

IT'S TIME TO UPGRADE TO G-SUITE Google Apps for Business has changed it's name to G-Suite <https://gsuite.google.com/together/>. My clients know that I don't drink anyone's Kool-aid, but when a product is superior in it's niche, I will certainly sing praises for it. And I've done so for Google Apps for Business and now G-Suite for…
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Practical Paranoia Books On Sale

PRACTICAL PARANOIA BOOKS ON SALE All new editions of Practical Paranoia Security Essentials workbooks are now on sale for 33% discount. This is the lowest price ever! Practical Paranoia are the best-selling, most comprehensive, and easiest DIY cyber security books you can buy–Guaranteed. Perfect for anyone–from the computer novice, to the IT professional–who wants to protect their computer…
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Secret Backdoor in 100’s of Millions of Phones Sends Data to China

SECRET BACKDOOR IN 100'S OF MILLIONS OF PHONES SENDS DATA TO CHINA As reported in The New York Times today http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/11/16/us/politics/china-phones-software-security.html over 700 million Android phones, cars, and other smart devices include code developed by Shanghai Adups Technology Company http://www.adups.com/index.php that harvest user data. Every 72 hours the device transmits your data to China. It is not yet known if…
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Practical Paranoia macOS 10.12 Security Essentials v2 Now Available

PRACTICAL PARANOIA MACOS 10.12 SECURITY ESSENTIALS V2 NOW AVAILABLE Version 2 of the best-selling Practical Paranoia macOS 10.12 has just been released to the printer, with Kindle versions available Monday, November 14, 2016, paperback available from Amazon Wednesday, November 16, and all other fine booksellers within two weeks. Personal and business cyber security and identity theft has been…
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Practical Paranoia Windows 10 Security Essentials v2 Now Available

PRACTICAL PARANOIA WINDOWS 10 SECURITY ESSENTIALS V2 NOW AVAILABLE Version 2 of the best-selling Practical Paranoia Windows 10 has just been released to the printer, with Kindle versions available Monday, November 14, 2016, paperback available from Amazon Wednesday, November 16, and all other fine booksellers within two weeks. Personal and business cyber security and identity theft has been among…
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AFF Web Services Hacked

AFF WEB SERVICES HACKED It is vital to ensure the integrity of your web services. This includes your accounts with Google, Amazon, Yahoo, Facebook, LinkedIn–and those services you may not admit to using, such as Friend Finder. Friend Finder, and it's associated sites including AdultFriendFinder.com, Cams.com, and Penthouse.com, has announce that 412 million accounts - even accounts…
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Practical Paranoia iOS 10 Security Essentials v2 Now Available

PRACTICAL PARANOIA IOS 10 SECURITY ESSENTIALS NOW AVAILABLE Version 2 of the best-selling Practical Paranoia iOS 10 has just been released to the printer, with Kindle versions available Monday, November 14, 2016, paperback available from Amazon Wednesday, November 16, and all other fine booksellers within two weeks. Personal and business cyber security and identity theft has been among the…
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Free Desk Copy of Practical Paranoia Security Essentials

FREE DESK COPY OF PRACTICAL PARANOIA SECURITY ESSENTIALS Our staff has been chained to their grindstones over the past months tasked with updating our best-selling book series Practical Paranoia Security Essentials. The beta versions are now ready for a crowdsource review. If you are a high-school, college, university, or tech school computer science teacher, professor, or dean,…
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How To Block Windows 10 Tracking

HOW TO BLOCK WINDOWS 10 TRACKING With the release of Windows 10 Microsoft has fallen in with the “track everyone, everything” philosophy. This has become worse over the last year as Microsoft has implemented tracking in Windows 7 and 8. Microsoft has also been removing the ability to turn off certain Windows tracking “features” for…
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