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    Nick Ioannou

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    Internet Security Fundamentals - A Modern Day Digital Survival Guide
    This illustrated 188 page eBook explains why you need to be aware of the various scams and tricks used by criminals. Because now, one wrong click can cost you a lot of money and inconvenience.
    Aimed at everyday users, it is an easy to understand guide of the most commonly faced security threats any computer user is likely to come across via email, social media and online shopping. Split into two sections, ‘stuff you need to know’ and ‘things you need to do,’ to make it easier to understand. The PDF version also includes free monthly updates with new content as threats evolve. Most recent update October 2019 edition and features over 45 chapters, covering all aspects on cyber security.

    Read the Infosecurity Magazine review at: Review: 'Internet Security Fundamentals'

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    Andy Ful

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    Nice read. Easy to understand. Many useful examples. (y)

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    CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO DO
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    My remarks about points 6 and 9.

    On Windows 10, point 6 is unnecessary, because from point 9 it follows that there are three top free AVs tested by AV-Test: Windows Defender, Avast, and AVG. Of course, these are not all top free AVs. There are some others like Kaspersky Security Cloud Free, etc.
    On Windows 8.1 point 6 can be still valid.
     
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    Nick Ioannou

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    Thanks for your remarks. The eBook is updated monthly.
    Can you hand on heart with 100% confidence, say that Windows Defender on it's own is better than with the Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool? Point six was originally aimed at Windows 7 and 8.
    Point nine was meant to steer people away from obscure freebie AV.
     

    Andy Ful

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    Thanks for your remarks. The eBook is updated monthly.
    Can you hand on heart with 100% confidence, say that Windows Defender on it's own is better than with the Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool? Point six was originally aimed at Windows 7 and 8.
    Point nine was meant to steer people away from obscure freebie AV.
    I like your book very much. Thank you for this Giveaway.:giggle:
    It will be useful for many MT readers, too.
    I know that something like CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO DO, cannot be both concise and precise.

    Personally, I would skip point 6, at all or would warn about using WD on Windows 7.
    WD is too weak on Windows 7, even with additional Anti-Ransomware protection. This combo will be stronger on Windows 8, but still not recommendable - WD does not have Cloud-Delivered Protection (available on Windows 8.1 and higher versions).
    On Windows 8.1, WD + Anti-Ransomware would be probably OK, but maybe slightly weaker as compared to top free AVs.
    On Windows 10 (actually supported versions), WD is already a top free AV and it has a dedicated (although basic and not activated by default) Anti-Ransomware protection. Some other top free AVs have not such protection (for example Avast has it only in Avast Premier and Avast Internet Security).
     
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    Nick Ioannou

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    I like your book very much. Thank you for this Giveaway.:giggle:
    It will be useful for many MT readers, too.
    I know that something like CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO DO, cannot be both concise and precise.

    Personally, I would skip point 6, at all or would warn about using WD on Windows 7.
    WD is too weak on Windows 7, even with additional Anti-Ransomware protection. This combo will be stronger on Windows 8, but still not recommendable - WD does not have Cloud-Delivered Protection (available on Windows 8.1 and higher versions).
    On Windows 8.1, WD + Anti-Ransomware would be probably OK, but maybe slightly weaker as compared to top free AVs.
    On Windows 10 (actually supported versions), WD is already a top free AV and it has a dedicated (although basic and not activated by default) Anti-Ransomware protection. Some other top free AVs have not such protection (for example Avast has it only in Avast Premier and Avast Internet Security).
    Thanks, happy to revise the advice for the November update, though only have space for an additional 12 or so words.
    Currently reads: If you are using Windows Defender as your only antivirus software install the Kaspersky® Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business (www.kaspersky.com/anti-ransomware-tool).
    Maybe: If you are using Windows Defender as your only antivirus software considering installing the Kaspersky® Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business (www.kaspersky.com/anti-ransomware-tool). Windows Defender is different for each version of Windows and not recommended for anything less older than Windows 8.1.
     

    Andy Ful

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    Maybe: If you are using Windows Defender as your only antivirus software considering installing the Kaspersky® Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business (www.kaspersky.com/anti-ransomware-tool). Windows Defender is different for each version of Windows and not recommended for anything less older than Windows 8.1.
    The WD matter is probably not important to your book. Anyway, you can write so, if you are certain that WD is inferior to other AVs also on Windows 10.
    Most people will understand, that Kaspersky® Anti-Ransomware Tool for Business is generally more required for WD (also on Windows 10) than for other free Avs.(y)