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New Book Released Today With Simple Tips for Everyday Online Security

DIGITAL HABITS Final FRONT ONLYTired of all of the rules that you have to follow everyday just to be online?  The internet was easier once, but now it seems like we spend half of our computer time worrying about hackers, thieves, viruses, and other online traps.

It’s time for a new approach.  It’s time for intuitive, reasonable habits to replace onerous mandatory rules. It is time for simplicity to replace complexity, and for confidence to replace fear.  These habits are behavioral, not technical.  And they are easy, so you can continue to do them on a regular basis.

Most importantly, its time for an easy-to-understand explanation of the online traps that we are all trying to avoid.  It’s like a bear trap in a strip mall – the person who set the trap doesn’t mind that they probably won’t catch many bears because of the volume of people who will be ensnared just because they are passing by.  But if you know where to look, the traps are easy to avoid.

Read this book to avoid common online traps with simple daily habits.

For a free chapter, click here (we will ask for your email address so we can send it to you).  Or, to purchase the book in paperback, or Kindle, click here.  For Apple iBooks, click here.

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Second Stagefright Attack (Averted?)

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Vulnerability in Picture Files

A serious vulnerability was discovered today with a common picture file type called “Tagged Image File Format, or TIFF.  It is an older type of file, but you probaly have many of then somewhere in your computer right now.  Every now and then, a new way to hack a computer is discovered before any bad guys figure it out. Thankfully, that happened in this case.

The vulnerability was reported yesterday by Tyler Bohan of Cisco Talos.   He said: Continue reading