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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Insecure democratic process voting elections in USA

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!  

Don’t Reuse Passwords

I’ve been focusing most of my efforts on my new weekly newsletter. But I wanted to make sure some of this info is making it out to my blog, as well. Here’s a little taste of my newsletter. To get this yummy goodness automatically every week, sign up here!   This tip is one of …

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Interviewed on Influencer’s Radio Podcast

I was the featured guest on Influencer’s Radio this week! You can listen to my 39-minute interview with Jack Mize by going to his web site, or you can also find it on iTunes, iHeart Radio and Stitcher. Or you can just use this convenient player right here!

Sign up for new newsletter!

I’ve officially launched a weekly newsletter called Carey’s Weekly Security Tips. Every week, I’ll send out a short blurb on something you can do to improve your cybersecurity and/or protect your online privacy. By signing up, you will also receive a free copy of my booklet Carey’s Top Five Security Tips. I will probably be …

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Firewalls Don't Stop Dragons by Carey Parker

Second edition available on Amazon!

The second edition of Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons is now available on! I’ve updated the book for Windows 10 and Mac OS X El Capitan, expanded the coverage on mobile security and child safety, and updated much of the other content. It’s now over 30% longer than the first edition! Thanks to support from …

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