geek science

Get a free physics book until July 12th from your favorite science guy: Nick Lucid

Nick Lucid has the YouTube channel called The Science Asylum and in the last 6 years he has worked hard and wrote a book on Advanced Physics. If you’re into science and physics, then make sure to buy or get the book for free. You will not be sorry as he will explain many concepts from step 1.

Awesome guy.


[Free Ebook] HackerProof: Your Guide to PC Security, from MakeUseOf

HackerProof: Your Guide to PC Security, from MakeUseOf, is an easy to read ebook with 53 of condensed pages about everything you need to know about PC security. This free ebook comes in a form of pdf and you can get it only by submitting minimum info in the link above.

In those 53 pages you will learn about:

  • a short history of computer viruses
  • what are worms, trojans, rootkits, phising, farming or malware, as general term
  • inbox dangers
  • how to check if links lead you to where they should
  • how to protect against the perils of digital era
  • how to use an antivirus, a rootkit killer, a network monitoring solution or a firewall
  • why backups are important
  • how to recover an infected PC

For a while I worked as a freelance PC troubleshooter and I had even a newspaper ad. Things were’n as smooth as I likes, but during that time I earned some cash and learned a lot of things about PC issues and about the psychology of the “common” computer user.

From darn weak passwords to the easy traps for the gullible ones under the form of a big green “Download Bow” button, I got the chance to see that most of the computer users do not take security seriously. Worst part was that they had an internet connection and no antivirus installed. Now, what do you say about that?

You would guess that all have the basics covered, but that isn’t the case. I believe that most of my readers are geeks and tech savy guys and galls, but this small ebook might very well help others. Having a clean and secure computer is a not a God given right. You must earn it, or, as I always reminded them, “you must simply NOT do the things we, PC guys, tell you to NOT do”.

Click on the image from below (partner link) to get this awesome short pc security ebook and enjoy a more secure computer. Why “more”? Leave a comment and I’ll write a longer answer. For now I can say that we cannot ever have 100% protection (see Stuxnet, Staatstrojan, and others). Enjoy HackerProof: Your Guide to PC Security, from MakeUseOf!


Free ebook: Getting Started – Your Guide to Windows 8

If you ever wanted to get a nice free ebook about Win 8 then this is your chance. MakeUseOf created Getting Started: Your Guide to Windows 8, a pdf that will, show you all you need to know about this operating system.

And the book starts promising: forget that you use Windows. The tiles, charms, the Modern UI (former Metro UI) are easily explained in this ebook which can be downloaded by clicking the image below or this link (partner link, see Author page for disclaimers). Christian Cawley, the author of this ebook, has done a great job outlining the most important things in only 44 pages.

In this ebook you will read about:

  • what you need to know about Windows 8
  • how to use the Modern UI
  • launch and install apps
  • handling media
  • internet
  • security
  • troubleshooting

Click on the image form below and fill in the details to get this awesome ebook


Think Like a Hacker for Better Security Awareness

Today I introduce a weekly series of free ebooks and publications from TradePub that help mostly the B2B companies, but are also useful for everyone who wants to learn more about a wide variety of domains.

Although you can select from dozens of fields in my dedicated page (yes, I am partner), I will publish a few words weekly about the papers that I like.

In the short white paper named “Takes One to Know One: Think Like a Hacker for Better Security Awareness” you can read about the importance of a security culture in your company and that accessing social media websites at work can be potentially dangerous.

I work in a tech company too, and we offer tech support and webdesign for ecommerce platforms, and security if one of the top priorities. If you leave your desk for any reason you have to start the protection screen and only if someone inserts the pass can see what you have on your desktop. Yes, even if we go to toilet for a minute, the log-off screen will be used.

What I saw interesting in this paper (very short one, be warned) is that almost half of the enterprises have seen an increase in malware infections due to social media sites accessed at work. One of the main reason: click on links that send them to bad places.

I found it also hilarious that the most used password is “password1”. Really?! Come on man, people can do better than that. Also, more than a quarter of the IT companies have high level professionals that have fallen victims to malware in one way or the other.

As a side note, please check this password tool to create the best password EVER. Read this white paper created by Trust Wave, the leading provider of compliance, Web, application, network and data security solutions delivered through the cloud, managed security services, software and appliances.

Simply click on the image from below, fill in your details, download the free white paper and be awesome!