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What’s Covered in the Book
The new book, Complete Guide to Internet Privacy, Anonymity & Security, is available at Amazon on Kindle and in hard copy, as well as at other leading booksellers.
Whether you want to keep your Internet and computing activities away from the prying eyes of hackers, snoops, rogue ISPs, spying competitors, or any other unwelcome third-parties … or are simply interested to learn more about Internet privacy, anonymity and security …
The book is a comprehensive and easy-to-read guide with up-to-date information and screenshots that explain to readers the latest techniques and software tools needed to effectively counter these threats, whether for surfing the web, sharing peer-to-peer (p2p) and torrent downloads, chatting and instant messaging, using Usenet newsgroups or securing data on a computer with strong encryption. For example:
- the myriad of risks to your privacy and why they are important, all set out in plain English.
- learn how to conceal your IP address while surfing the Internet and protect from being tracked and profiled.
- learn how to safely use social networking sites, like Facebook, including the information you should never post.
- download torrents using peer-to-peer (P2P) software as privately and securely as possible, including how to mask your IP address while doing so.
- passwords are dead, so learn to generate strong passphrases for your online accounts and software that will thwart would-be hackers and their brute force attacks.
- use email and webmail accounts and learn about anonymous email services and remailers.
- learn why and how to cover your tracks purging unwanted trace information left on your computer by using washing software.
- make sure to securely delete your data – including hidden data in your computer’s unused clusters, system files and directory entries – and make it unrecoverable by snoops and hackers.
- use strong encryption to keep your hard drive and downloads private and secure, including from powerful computer forensic software.
- how to disable certain risky privacy settings like your browser’s cookies, caching and history lists
- safely take part in online chatting & IRC and instant messaging, using the best software and while masking your IP address.
- participate and contribute to Usenet newsgroups ONLY after you fully understand all of the privacy risks and learn how to strip out your IP address from posts.
Special interest topics are also covered such as how to protect your children and tell if a loved one is up to no good on their computer, as well as specific tips for small office / home office (SOHO) users.