Don't Step in the Trap: How to Recognize and Avoid Email Phishing Scams

Don't Step in the Trap: How to Recognize and Avoid Email Phishing Scams

by Brett Smith

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BN ID: 2940157837570
Publisher: Brett Smith
Publication date: 04/09/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 235 KB

About the Author

Brett W. Smith is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. He studied math and government at the University of Texas at Austin, and political science, accounting, and German at Brigham Young University. After graduating from law school at BYU, he became an attorney, working both in private practice and in corporate legal departments.

He has also worked as computer network administrator and database administrator. He has been fascinated by computers and software since getting his first computer in college, an IBM PC-XT. Its 10 MB hard disk seemed to be immense.

Although he is an attorney, he dislikes legalese and prefers plain English. He focuses on making complex topics more understandable.

He now resides in Spokane, Washington.

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Don't Step in the Trap: How to Recognize and Avoid Email Phishing Scams 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Java Davis for Readers' Favorite Don't Step in the Trap: How to Recognize and Avoid Email Phishing Scams by Brett W. Smith is a basic computer usage manual aimed at the new or occasional user. The author brags that it is written in plain English, and, except where the concepts are really obscure, this is the truth. There is a great deal of current, useful information, especially the lists at the end. This manual begins on a very basic level -- think about the "For Dummies" series. I think it will be impossible to get it into the hands of the novice computer users who would get the most out of it, so it should probably be marketed to family members who are concerned about mom and dad using the new computers they got as gifts. Nice people sometimes are not as wary of strangers, strange emails, or strange websites as they should be. As a 50+-year computer user, I still learned a few new pieces of useful information, and the glossary is wonderful. Like any computer manual, Don't Step in the Trap: How to Recognize and Avoid Email Phishing Scams will probably be 25% out of date within a year. The shelf-life of a computer book is slender. I applaud the altruism of the author, Brett W. Smith, who is worried about his fellow computer users and has written a fine how-not-to training manual. I sincerely hope that this small book meets with great success quickly and helps someone to avoid a potentially very serious trap.