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Hacking for Dummies by
Learn to think like a hacker to secure your own systems and data Your smartphone, laptop, and desktop computer are more important to your life and business than ever before. On top of making your life easier and more productive, they hold sensitive information that should remain private. Luckily for all of us, anyone can learn powerful data privacy and security techniques to keep the bad guys on the outside where they belong. Hacking For Dummies takes you on an easy-to-follow cybersecurity voyage that will teach you the essentials of vulnerability and penetration testing so that you can find the holes in your network before the bad guys exploit them. You will learn to secure your Wi-Fi networks, lock down your latest Windows 11 installation, understand the security implications of remote work, and much more. You'll find out how to: Stay on top of the latest security weaknesses that could affect your business's security setup Use freely available testing tools to "penetration test" your network's security Use ongoing security checkups to continually ensure that your data is safe from hackers Perfect for small business owners, IT and security professionals, and employees who work remotely, Hacking For Dummies is a must-have resource for anyone who wants to keep their data safe.
Girls Who Code by
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Part how-to, part girl-empowerment, and all fun, from the leader of the movement championed by Sheryl Sandberg, Malala Yousafzai, and John Legend. Since 2012, the organization Girls Who Code has taught computing skills to and inspired over 40,000 girls across America. Now its founder, and author Brave Not Perfect, Reshma Saujani, wants to inspire you to be a girl who codes! Bursting with dynamic artwork, down-to-earth explanations of coding principles, and real-life stories of girls and women working at places like Pixar and NASA, this graphically animated book shows what a huge role computer science plays in our lives and how much fun it can be. No matter your interest--sports, the arts, baking, student government, social justice--coding can help you do what you love and make your dreams come true. Whether you're a girl who's never coded before, a girl who codes, or a parent raising one, this entertaining book, printed in bold two-color and featuring art on every page, will have you itching to create your own apps, games, and robots to make the world a better place.
Girl Code by
A New York Public Library Best Book of 2017 Perfect for aspiring coders everywhere, Girl Code is the story of two teenage tech phenoms who met at Girls Who Code summer camp, teamed up to create a viral video game, and ended up becoming world famous. The book also includes bonus content to help you start coding! Fans of funny and inspiring books like Maya Van Wagenen's Popular and Caroline Paul's Gutsy Girl will love hearing about Andrea "Andy" Gonzales and Sophie Houser's journey from average teens to powerhouses. Through the success of their video game, Andy and Sophie got unprecedented access to some of the biggest start-ups and tech companies, and now they're sharing what they've seen. Their video game and their commitment to inspiring young women have been covered by the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, CNN, Teen Vogue, Jezebel, the Today show, and many more. Get ready for an inside look at the tech industry, the true power of coding, and some of the amazing women who are shaping the world. Andy and Sophie reveal not only what they've learned about opportunities in science and technology but also the true value of discovering your own voice and creativity. A Junior Library Guild selection A Children's Book Council Best STEM Trade Book for Students K-12
The Age of AI by
The Age of AI is upon us. Three leading thinkers have come together to consider what it means-and they have concluded that it is changing nearly everything about how humans navigate the world. From The Age of AI: Recently, a sophisticated language-generating AI was asked philosophical questions. It replied, in part: Your first question is an important one. You ask: "Can a system like GPT-3 actually understand anything at all?" Yes. I can Your second question is: "Does GPT-3 have a conscience, or any sense of morality?" No. I do not. Your third questions is: "Is GPT-3 actually capable of independent thought?" No. I am not. You many wonder why I give this conflicting answer. The reason is simple. While it is true that I lack these traits, the are not because I have not been trained to have them. Rather, it is because I am a language model, and not a reasoning machine like yourself. Book jacket.