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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.
McDonald first gives readers a list and explanation of different ways to be tricked by scammers, which I found to be very interesting and conducive of me thinking about precautions me and my family should be taking on password protection. The author offers specific advice on how to protect various accounts (Amazon, bank, phone, etc.), including suggesting using a random and tiered password system that isn’t as difficult to implement as one may originally think. All of these actions can be applied to any account, and it makes sense to have a different password for an important account (like your bank account) versus a not so important one (subscription to an online magazine). Although some of the concepts are relatively simple and may be considered common sense, McDonald does a great job explaining how one little “trick” can help you remember your password and keep others from guessing it, and brought up points that I had not considered.
I appreciate the simplicity of the book, and that McDonald offers additional resources. I think this is a great resource to have in today’s world, for young and old alike, especially since we are trained to make a password for everything and can lose sight of the functionality and importance of them.
Mr. McDonald seems quite passionate about this topic and strives to help everyone manage their passwords and tech life with as few problems as possible. He starts the book by covering how various email scams may occur, how scammers will use your information and email contacts to lure you or your family and friends in, and how to prevent this from happening. He then teaches the reader how to create strong passwords and I love the system that he uses. It’s one that I will definitely be employing. Mr. McDonald also writes step by step instructions of how to make sure you are as secure as possible on social media sites. At the back of the book he provides a place to keep track of all of your passwords. My favourite part of the book was the appendix which listed some scam resources. It provides a list of websites which will provide more information about all of the hundreds, if not thousands, of scams that now appear on the internet.
The whole book is written in a very easy to read format that is perfect for teenagers to seniors. This is also the updated version of the book so it’s perfect to apply the information to your current social media sites, browsers, and so on.
Mr. McDonald is doing a service to the community by writing this book and trying to raise awareness about scammers. I will definitely be providing both of my senior parents with their own copies. I loved the cover; it’s quite eye catching, and the digital format I read the book on worked perfectly. This is a very well written and excellent book!