Saturday, January 26, 2013

Review # 270: Catch Me If You Know How - Internet Edition by Travis Morgan

Description: (from Amazon)
     This book teaches basic computer forensics to any level computer user. You do not need to be an intermediate or advanced computer user to understand this book or to know how to implement any of the procedures. It's very easy to navigate, with clear screenshots as examples. 
  • Stop Cyberbullying
  • Catch Your Spouse Cheating
  • Stop Pornography Addiction
  • Save Your Teen from Suicide
  • Save Your Child from a Pedophile
  • Stop a Compulsive Online Gambler
  • Prevent Mass Murders or Terrorism
  • Discover Who's Wasting Company Time

     Catch Me If You Know How is a beginner's step-by-step guide to discovering anyone's internet habits! Are your kids and teens on dangerous sites? Is your spouse or employee perusing unsavory sites regarding gambling, guns, drugs or pornography? If you are unsure of the answers,  this is definitely the book for you! Travis Morgan's intro to basic computer forensics can be understood and used by any reader; topics include: Web Browsing, Emails, Social Media, Chat and Instant Messaging, Peer To Peer File Sharing and other technologies, as well as advanced tips for monitoring and controlling internet access. Each chapter is broken down into easy-to-read large print sections complete with instructions and diagrams detailing how to search and protect your computer and your family. I am pretty proficient with computers, but I even learned a few things that I have started putting into practice! Although some of the tips and tools may seem like an invasion of privacy, they could save time, money, a marriage or even a life! Better to be safe than sorry." This is a must read for parents in the "tech" generation - even the comic-like illustrations help to get the points across! Highly recommended to all readers!

Rating: On the Run (4.5/5)

*** I received this book from the author (Bostick Communications) in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

About the Author: (from Amazon)

     Travis Morgan is an established Computer Specialist who has gained his knowledge through both professional and personal means. Travis' detailed personality and drive to learn new and innovative technologies is his "niche". In his 20 years of IT education and experience stemming from his own love for computers, he has been a successful entrepreneur and previously an Institutional Director of Information Technology and Vice President for a national college. His vast experience and education in Information Technology has afforded him the knowledge and experience to not only recognize personal behaviors and traits of subordinates and co-workers, but also the technical aspects of how abuses occur and the detection and tracking of those behaviors on personal, corporate and public computer systems.

     Additionally, Travis has been exposed to technical and non-technical computer users in corporate, small business and residential environments. Various experiences and witnessing first hand the abusive nature of some people and the Internet, has led him to write this compelling book to help parents, teachers and anyone else who feels the need to understand how to track inappropriate behavior of users of the Internet.
With our society relying more and more on technology, Travis recognizes the dire need to educate and promote understanding of the growing dilemma of protecting our children online, observing and reviewing internet behaviors and protecting their households. Travis is concerned with the technology that exposes our most sacred lives, our children, which is why he has become an advocate of this purpose.

     With all the horror stories we hear in our everyday lives regarding events attributed to internet use, it is Travis' attempt to aid those closest to a potential problem to have the tools necessary to avert any harm that could possibly be in progress or have previously occurred, through use of the internet.

     Travis, who is now a deaf/blind man, lives in Temecula, CA, with his wife and two youngest children.

P.S. Look for more books to come in the 'Catch Me If You Know How' series.

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