Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons
Rely on this practical, end-to-end guide on cyber safety andprivacy written expressly for a non-technical audience. You will havejust what you need to protect yourself–step by step, without judgment,and with as little jargon as possible. Just how secure is your computerright now? You probably don’t know. Computers and the Internet haverevolutionized the modern world, but if you are like most people, youhave no clue how these things work and don’t know the realthreats.Protecting your computer is like defending a medieval castle.While moats, walls, drawbridges, and castle guards can be effective, you would go broke trying to build something dragon-proof. This book is not about protecting yourself from a targeted attack by the NSA; it isabout arming yourself against common hackers and mass surveillance.There are dozens of no-brainer things we all should be doing to protectour computers and safeguard our data–just like wearing a seat belt,installing smoke alarms, and putting on sunscreen.