The Password Book Kindle Edition
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The author is extremely knowledgeable about this topic and includes a multitude of source links to help readers find even more information and handouts. The book was easy to understand which was great. I was afraid I was going to hear Shelton from The Big Bang Theory talking and I’ve no doubt the author is skilled enough to accomplish that but the book was not daunting to the average reader. I can now recognize the different scam tactics and ways that I might be exposed to the information. I also liked the step by step instructions the author gave for going to different sites such as Facebook and Amazon to secure your information. I was not aware of a lot of the features he spoke about and can’t wait to get on these sites to make my accounts more secure. I have no doubt that I will be able to follow the instructions unlike a lot of other manuals I have seen out there.
The book is fairly well edited and the style was excellent. My only complaint is a couple of the pages appear to be missing some text like it was deleted on accident and the beginning line picks up in the middle of a sentence. I was still able to follow along but was afraid I may have missed something and was confused for a few minutes. Otherwise, there’s no complaints with this book! The worksheets, links, and instructions are easy to understand and provide a lot of needed help Anyone who hops online should take an hour to read this book and learn how to protect yourself from the scammers and hackers out there who may have easier access to your account than you believe.
To help protect yourself from these scam’s the author talks about potential solutions, such as: using a three-tier password system (tier 1 super secret, tier 2 secret password and lastly tier 3 for general passwords), enabling two step verification, and with the use of a password manager to help you keep track of your many passwords. The book lists many resources to help you in these areas, which is great because without them I wouldn’t know where to go to.
One of the great nuggets I took away from this book was the weakest link is you! So make sure you take the necessary steps to secure your life before the scammers can take advantage.
If you have friends, and family who you know are at risk in regards to a scammer getting control of their personal data. Then you need to get this book for yourself, and them!
Mcdonald immediately gained my attention and earned my respect by explaining his passion for this subject. He witnessed his own mother as the victim of a would-be scammer. He offers his book at the lowest possible cost, so many free resources, and even allows readers to give his book away for free. His website provides options for further information that I plan on looking in to. I respect someone who is disseminating information as a way of helping rather than as a means of making money.
Throughout the book he does not treat the reader like they are stupid and at the same time explains things so that the layperson can understand.
He introduced me to a number of scams of which I'd never heard but was glad to! My own mother was recently targeted as well so I will be passing this info along to her.
I found the chapter on passwords to be very helpful. I tend to choose the easiest passwords possible because they are easy to remember but he offered some great suggestions on how to make a strong password. I'm considering going back and changing some of my passwords now!
All in all, this is a well-written book with oodles of information and resources that can help even the most vulnerable tech-user avoid becoming the victim of an online scam.