COVER REVEAL: Code Runner by Rosie Claverton   Released 29th September 2014

Cover Reveal for Code Runner, second book in The Amy Lane Mysteries - release date September 2014

Unless you have a good head for random letter-number strings, you will likely base your password on words in common usage. This improves the chances of your password being guessed by a hacker. If that word is publicly associated with you, those chances increase at a steep incline. Therefore, if you use something as moronic as your child or dog’s name as your password, the probability of a first-time guess approaches 1.

Password creation 101 🐶 You can name her whatever you like but be sure it's something you can remember. You'll be using it as a security question answer for the rest of your life.

Stay off the beaten track Given the choice of towns, cities and main roads or open fields and dirt tracks, you gotta go country every time. I’m a city boy, born and bred in Cardiff, so I haven’t the first clue what to do in a field full of sheep. But there aren’t many cameras out in the Welsh valleys and not many folks to spot you. That said, there are fewer strangers about too, so don’t just march into the local and order a pint.

Streetwise ex-con Jason Carr, half of the crime-solving team in The Amy Lane Mysteries, shares his practical tips for successfully surviving on the run

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Jason and Amy's Map of Cardiff -> click the image to discover the Cardiff of The Amy Lane Mysteries

Jason and Amy's Map of Cardiff -> click the image to discover the Cardiff of The Amy Lane Mysteries

Letters, numbers, symbols: Services are demanding more and more conditions for your passwords. Uppercase letters, special characters, 8-16 characters – by imposing these rules, they hope to make your password more secure. In fact, they are driving more people to write down their passwords in an effort to remember. This is, of course, very stupid.

Agoraphobic hacker Amy Lane lays down the law on password security - The Amy Lane Mysteries by Rosie Claverton

Amy Lane's Guide to Password Security: If you’re looking for my advice, I’m assuming we’ve filtered out the first layer of morons. I’m talking about the kind of people who think “password” is a great password or use one of the most common and worst passwords of the year. Or that swapping out letters for numbers in the name of their favourite band is the height of security. (Yes, Jason, I’m looking at you.)

Agoraphobic hacker Amy Lane lays down the law on password security - The Amy Lane Mysteries by Rosie Claverton

You need someone to look out for you. Someone on your side, who really believes you aren’t a complete waste of space who probably did what everyone’s saying he did. It helps if that person also knows how to go about proving you’re innocent, has friends who are honest cops, and maybe planted a tracking device on you to make sure she knows where you are 24/7. It’s creepy at first, but it’s good to know that someone’s genuinely got your back. And wants you to come home.

36 million Americans have purchased prescription drugs online illegally, while law enforcement agencies struggle to shut down websites selling drugs without a prescription.

Safe for you and safe for your mates  If you’re a selfish git, you might just be thinking of your own skin. But if you’ve got family you love and mates you respect, you’re gonna want to keep them out of harm’s way as well as you. So making straight for your mam’s front door isn’t smart – it might draw down all kinds of hell on her, from the law to the lawless.

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While we’re being careful of those stranger-danger, Neighbourhood Watch types, it’s always better to move after dark. Find somewhere to hole up during the daytime, preferably warm and dry but at least out of the way, and then get going again under the stars. Not that we get many stars out in Wales – too many clouds, dishing out that rain we’re famous for.

Streetwise ex-con Jason Carr, half of the crime-solving team in The Amy Lane Mysteries, shares his practical tips for successfully surviving on the run

You know those smartphones we carry about everywhere? My boss is a tech whizz and she tells me that anybody can track you down if it’s in your pocket. And I’ve seen her in action, tracking suspects all over Cardiff just using their phones. If you’re serious about going on the run, ditch your phone asap. That goes for your fancy iPads and laptops and anything else that half-thinks for itself.

Streetwise ex-con Jason Carr, half of the crime-solving team in The Amy Lane Mysteries, shares his practical tips for successfully surviving on the run

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