Cybersecurity

What You Need to Know About Computer and Cyber Security, Social Engineering, the Internet of Things + An Essential Guide to Ethical Hacking for Beginners
Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
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Publisher's Summary

If you want to avoid getting hacked, having your information spread and discover the world of ethical hacking then pay attention.... 

Two manuscripts in one audiobook: 

  • Cybersecurity: An Essential Guide to Computer and Cyber Security for Beginners, Including Ethical Hacking, Risk Assessment, Social Engineering, Attack and Defense Strategies, and Cyberwarfare
  • Ethical Hacking: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Using Penetration Testing to Audit and Improve the Cybersecurity of Computer Networks, Including Tips on Social Engineering

Do you create tons of accounts you will never again visit? 

Do you get annoyed thinking up new passwords, so you just use the same one across all your accounts? 

Does your password contain a sequence of numbers, such as “123456”? 

Do you automatically click all links and download all email attachments coming from your friends? 

This audiobook will show you just how incredibly lucky you are that nobody's hacked you before. 

In part one of this audiobook, you will learn about: 

  • How hackers use raunchy photos to eke out private information
  • Examples of preposterous social engineering attacks
  • How there's only one surefire way to protect against hacking
  • How to lower your exposure to hacking
  • Why companies pester you to attach a phone number to an account 
  • Why social media is the most insecure way to spend your afternoon and much, much more

Some of the topics covered in part two of this audiobook include: 

  • Fighting against companies
  • Ethical hacking defined
  • Patents
  • Penetration testing
  • Jailbreaking Android/iPhone
  • Shut up Cortana
  • How a hacker could go about hacking your Wi-Fi and much, much more!
©2019 Lester Evans (P)2019 Lester Evans

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Misleading

"Reads" like a blog you would send your grandmother to keep her off the internet. I thought this would be slightly more technical but it really just runs through the most basic info that you could find in a run of the mill source online for free.

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Good details but with heavy bias

Great book with lots of details explained at the the beginner level. The second part of the book is heavy with best described as “anti-establishment bias”. However, still worth listening too despite the writers rants on government and business. Helpful websites mentioned and explained complex concepts at a laymen level.

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No t bad

Decent stories and basic theory. No knowledge or technique discussed beyond basic concepts. Have some interesting, thought provoking ideas and stories of real world situations.

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I strongly recommend this book

This is one of the best book for Cyber Security. I strongly recommend this book who wants to learn about cybersecurity and cyber security attack vectors and also cyber defense strategies.

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A good listen

Really enjoyed this. Easy to listen to without any visuals needed to understand what he was talking about.

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Good book for beginners

Overall it’s good book with lot of information. Don’t expect too much. Just take information and dig more deeper by yourself.

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Not "Guide" but an eye opener

I enjoyed it, only until the last sentence where the narrator says "you've been listening to a guide" which I thought nope..Didn't hear any ABC Steps... Ironically a misleading title was used to HACK my purchase decision

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Great listen and fascinating info.

I finished listening to Kevin Mitnick's "The Art of Invisibility" and wanted to learn more. This book was a great collection of various topics, and I really enjoyed learning more ways to keep things secure. Definitely thought the stories about epic failures were valuable.

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Great introduction to material, but just that

A lot of good stuff is covered in this book but it's just an introduction. As someone studying for my CEH exam this doesn't really help. It was a good listen though.

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Cyber Rules!

I found this book to be EXTREMELY Informative and full of relevant information. Good Read!

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  • Matthew J
  • 04-25-19

Blog book

A good afternoon's work, but this is unlikely to appear on any academic course reading list.

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  • Zoe Hall
  • 02-17-19

Informative and engaging.

I was surprised how enjoyable I found this book. Cyber security is a potentially dry topic but this makes it interesting, informative and engaging, it used good, clear examples at each step. It wasn’t too long and it didn’t get caught up in technical detail, but it did cover all of the main components and objectives that running cyber for an enterprise environment requires.

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  • George Wheeler
  • 02-17-19

Easy to read Highly recommended.

This book unpacked the subject in a straightforward and understandable way. I think it is great if you want to get into this subject as a profession or just need to understand it for work, as a journalist, business exec etc. Highly recommended.

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  • Kevin Walker
  • 12-03-19

Awesome utterly awesome

Well impressed by the writing by the aerator it was an overwhelming experience. Highly recommended , I sujest you buy it read it question it use it

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  • 10-17-19

More Anti-establishment than anything else

There was some good content in the audio book and some key areas covered. This audio book was extremely leading. Rather than presenting information, possible viewpoints and leaving the conclusion to the listener - this was very anti establishment in the conveyed message shoved down the listeners throat. I also feel that a fair bit of content was very much on the brink of ethical hacking and closer to general societal issues surrounding technology. Wouldn’t recommend.

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  • Ms
  • 05-02-19

Informative, Interesting & Practical

For the beginner to Cybersecurity & those with a general interest. The explanations about how we're vulnerable have opened my eyes to how we might also protect ourselves more + where to go for further info + community answers.

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  • Eleanor Bruce
  • 02-17-19

Great beginner book

It is an awesome book! I am planning to follow the given tips by Lester Evans.

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  • Daisy Lees
  • 02-17-19

Good book to learn about Cybersecurity

I like this book as it has a lot of good information to learn cybersecurity, essential guide to ethical hacking for beginners.

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  • Laura Ashley
  • 02-16-19

No significant issues, best book.

Not a bad book. It just didn't cover the issues we were looking for. Looks like it would be OK for someone who doesn't have many issues with Cyber security. For those who have a minor amount of savvy regarding the issue you might want to look elsewhere

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  • Fredrik Eklund
  • 02-16-19

Excellent Beginner's Resource

The book was informative if you know nothing about cyber security. It is very basic. Good for someone that just needs to know the very entry level info, this book isn’t for someone interested in getting into this field.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-10-20

Good intro info, but biased off tangents

The first half of the book went through some intro information that would be great for people learning the introductions to security and how to protect yourself. The second half felt like it fell into tangents about big companies, government and the authors opinions than giving information on cracking and hacking of systems. As interesting as it is to hear about large companies controlling data and holding large amounts of power with information, it's widely out of scope for cracking.