Author name: Carey Parker

Clickbait Hype Example Cat on the Internet

Beware Hype and Click-Bait

(It’s been a while since I’ve written a full blog post. I’ve been putting most of my efforts into my weekly newsletter – be sure to subscribe to get weekly tips and news on cyber security and online privacy.) Headline Hyperbole This week, we saw the following headline from The Guardian: “WhatsApp vulnerability allows snooping …

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Carey Parker Author of Firewalls Don't Stop Dragons

Second interview: IoT

My second interview has posted on the George Orwell 2084 site – this one about the Internet of Things, or IoT. As they say, the “S” in “IOT” is for security. In this interview, we talk about the impact that these newly-connected “smart” devices are having on our lives, particularly with respect to our overall …

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Passwords Are Dead (Long Live Passwords)

Check out my guest blog post on DigitalCitizen, discussing some new technologies that claim to be ‘password killers’ – and why we should avoid them at all costs.

The Pros & Cons of Antivirus Software

[Updated Jan 2022] When most people think of protecting their computers, they think of antivirus software. Viruses are a real problem, of course, but how well do antivirus (AV) apps protect you? And are there any downsides to using AV software? Let’s review the pros and cons of antivirus software. The Case for Antivirus Software …

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Our Insecure Democracy

I happen to be a rather political person, but I try to keep my politics out of my work in the security and privacy arena because these issues must transcend politics. Our democracy in many ways depends on some basic level of computer security and personal privacy. In no place is this more obvious than …

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CONTEST: Spread the Word!

I would like to enlist your aid in getting the word out! I’m doing my best to reach as many people as I can – I feel strongly that people need to have a basic understanding of computer security and online privacy. Obviously my book is one way of reaching people, but right now I’m …

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Digital Citizen reviews my book

A wonderfully thoughtful and thorough review of my book has just been published by Digital Citizen. Check it out!  

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