Is It Safe? Protecting Your Computer, Your Business, and Yourself Online (Google eBook)

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Que Publishing, Jun 6, 2008 - Computers - 384 pages
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Is It Safe?

PROTECTING YOUR COMPUTER, YOUR BUSINESS, AND YOURSELF ONLINE

 

IDENTITY THEFT. DATA THEFT. INTERNET FRAUD. ONLINE

SURVEILLANCE. EMAIL SCAMS.

Hacks, attacks, and viruses. The Internet is a dangerous place. In years past, you could protect your computer from malicious activity by installing an antivirus program and activating a firewall utility. Unfortunately, that’s no longer good enough; the Internet has become a much darker place, plagued not only by rogue software but also by dangerous criminals and shadowy government agencies. Is It Safe? addresses the new generation of security threat. It presents information about each type of threat and then discusses ways to minimize and recover from those threats. Is It Safe? differs from other security books by focusing more on the social aspects of online security than purely the technical aspects. Yes, this book still covers topics such as antivirus programs and spam blockers, but it recognizes that today’s online security issues are more behavioral in nature–phishing schemes, email scams, and the like.

 

Are you being scammed? Learn how to spot the newest and most insidious computer security threats–fraudulent retailers, eBay scammers, online con artists, and the like.

 

Is your identity safe? Avoid being one of the nine million Americans each year who have their identities stolen. Today’s real Internet threats aren’t viruses and spam. Today’s real threat are thieves who steal your identity, rack up thousands on your credit card, open businesses under your name, commit crimes, and forever damage your reputation!

 

 Is Big Brother watching? Get the scoop on online tracking and surveillance. We examine just who might be tracking your online activities and why.

 

 Is your employer watching you? How to tell when you’re being monitored; and how to determine what is acceptable and what isn’t.

 

Michael Miller has written more than 80 nonfiction books over the past two decades. His best-selling books include Que’s YouTube 4 You, Googlepedia: The Ultimate Google Resource, iPodpedia: The Ultimate iPod and iTunes Resource, and Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Computer Basics. He has established a reputation for clearly explaining technical topics to nontechnical readers and for offering useful real-world advice about complicated topics.

 

  

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Spam. Phishing. Identity theft. Sometimes it seems like wherever we turn someone is out to get our personal information for malicious purposes. How real are the risks? Is it all media hype meant to ... Read full review

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Contents

Identity Theft How Big a Problem?
1
How to Keep Your Personal Information Personal
17
Repairing a Stolen Identity
33
Data Theft How Big a Problem?
45
Protecting Corporate Data
53
Recovering from Data Theft
69
Online Fraud How Big a Problem?
77
How to Not Be a Victim of Online Fraud
87
Big Brother Is Watching You
175
Covering Your Tracks Online
187
Protecting Yourselfand Your Childrenfrom Online Predators
199
Engaging in Your Own Surveillance Tracking Your Childrens Online Activity
217
Computer Viruses and Spyware How Big a Problem?
225
Defending Against Computer Viruses
243
Avoiding Spyware
263
Computer Attacks How Big a Problem?
275

Fraud on the Corporate Level Online Advertising Click Fraud
103
Email Fraud How Big a Problem?
115
Avoiding Email Fraud and Phishing Scams
135
Reducing Email Spam
143
Online Surveillance How Big a Problem?
155
Dealing with Surveillance at Work
165
Defending Your Home Network from Attack
293
Defending Your Company Network from Attack
309
Defending Your Website from Attack
319
Index
329
Copyright

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Michael Miller is a successful and prolific author.He is known for his casual, easy-to-read writing style and his ability to explain a wide variety of complex topics to an everyday

audience. Mr.Miller has written more than 80 nonfiction books over the past two decades, with more than a million copies in print. His books for Que include Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Computer Basics, How Microsoft Windows Vista Works, Your First Notebook PC, Making a Living from Your eBay Business, and Googlepedia: The Ultimate Google Resource.

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