February 11. is the “Safer Internet Day”

Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world.

Safer Internet Day 2014 is celebrated today, 11. February 2014. The strapline for the campaign is “Let’s create a better internet together”.

These days, cybercriminals aren’t only after our computers’ resources and our financial information. They can make a serious profit by hacking into our social media accounts. That’s why it’s important to know how to properly protect our online assets against them.

In order to make your day in the Internet safer, I offer only today the eBook “Improve Your Security” completely  free to download. Note that the book is written in English. Many of the chapters of the book have been translated in German and are available in Avira Techblog in German.

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The book is split into five chapters:

- Accounts and Passwords

- Online Security

- Device Security

- Protect yourself against advertisements and tracking

and a chapter that provides security tips. The best thing about the last chapter is that the tips are formatted in a way that allows users to easily print them on paper. This can be highly useful, especially for less advanced users who are more accustomed to working with instructions printed on paper.

The even greater news is that this book is continuously updated since the threat landscape also changes constantly. In order to keep the pace with the threats, once registered with the LeanPub website, you get all updates of the books for free.

The next chapters which are going to be released soon are:

- Security Myths

- Guidance for parents and tutors in regard to online safety

 

The book has a dedicated website where I publish articles which later will become part of the book: http://www.improve-your-security.org.  If you subscribe to the RSS Feed, you will be able to benefit of the security tips even before they get moved in the book.

Start reading and improving your security today !

Have a Safer Internet Day!

 

Sorin Mustaca

IT Security Expert

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