Narrator: Pamela Almand
on 26 May 2017
Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
Source: Narrator, Submitted
If you access the web from a smartphone, tablet, or computer, this audiobook will add to your knowledge about social network risks, online trust and privacy, content oversharing, and smartphone addiction. Written in plain English (not geek-speak), Cyber Crisis also offers easy-to-follow steps you can take to improve your personal cyber security. You will learn at least one new thing you can do that will lower your risk of being hacked or harmed online.
When online, you, your friends, children, parents, co-workers, and social acquaintances are always just one click away from a stalker, predator, thief, troll, catfish, or another social media sewer dweller. Listening to Cyber Crisis represents a warning shot for those of you predisposed to trust your fellow man in the real world and, without thinking, carry that bias into cyberspace. After listening to Cyber Crisis, my hope is that you will be motivated you to accept a higher level of personal responsibility for your digital well-being.
©2016 William Keiper (P)2017 William Keiper
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We have been naïve too long. It is time to face the fact that our data is under attack, our personal info is for sale and our identities are being hacked. We have treated the online world like the real one, and it is not working for us. We are too trusting and too open to strangers, many who are out to steal from us and others who are not human at all, but mindless robots trolling our data.
Cyber Crisis is less a how-to book than a warning about how we act online. It asks us to rethink how we present ourselves on the Internet. In person, we can judge who we meet by instinct and long learned clues about who we trust. On the Internet, we have few of these opportunities, instead often trusting strangers by a single photograph. We open ourselves to all kinds of personal and financial risks.
And the risks are great. We are all aware of identity theft and its headaches, but the consequences of poor choices can have far greater reaches. Employers regularly check prospective employees online. Our very livelihoods can be harmed by one poorly posted photo. Mr Keiper is asking online users to think before they post, question before we trust and look before we leap.
Pamela Almand reads this short book well. She has a credible tone as she describes the many technical issues involved. Her voice is easy and pleasant to listen too.
Cyber Crisis presents its case well, with many new ideas for novice and expert alike. Philosophical issues about our Internet addiction and online gambling are addressed in fresh ways. The new technologies of infinite connectivity contrast sharply with the slow evolution of human face to face relationships. It will be some time before we catch up; we’d better take some basic steps to protect ourselves in the meantime.