The Complete Idiot's Guide to Internet Privacy and Security

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Penguin, Jan 1, 2002 - Computers - 361 pages
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Filled with sound, savvy advice and tips for keeping one's personal data private and protected, The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to Internet Privacy and Security stands as an indispensable handbook to surviving in the online digital jungle.

-- Highlights the latest and greatest in techniques and tools to insure online privacy like spyware diagnostics, encryption methods, anonymizer software and even some tricks of the hacker trade to keep the reader ahead of the next security threat!

-- Many books on this topic teach you to leave no trace of your identity on the Internet. But this may cancel your ability to use many of its practical resources (for instance, remove your browsers cookie feature and see how inconvenient the Web can really be). This title shows readers a less invasive, yet highly effective, approach to safely use the Net.

-- Author is a recognized expert on online privacy and security matters, contributing to columns, online articles and radio discussions about the topic.

This book will show its reader the best way to avoid invasion of privacy when using e-mail, surfing the Web, purchasing online goods or services and visiting a chatroom or message board. Moreover, details about preparing for a snoopy hacker or destructive viruses with firewalls and other privacy protection tools will also be included.

 

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The Complete Idiot s Guide to Internet Privacy and SecurityAuthor Bio

Preston Gralla has been hailed as "one of the Web s true editorial pioneers" by USATODAY.com s technology editor, and is the author of over 20 books, including the best-selling How the Internet Works, as well as How Wireless Works, How to Expand and Upgrade PCs, and The Complete Idiot s Guide to Protecting Your Child Online. He has written about the Internet and computer technology for many magazines, newspapers, and Web sites, including USA Today, PC Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Dallas Morning News, Computerworld, CNet, ZDNet, and PC/Computing, among many others. He has won several writing and editing awards, including one for the best feature article in a computer magazine from the Computer Press Association. As a well-known Internet guru, he appears frequently on TV and radio shows such as the ABC World News Now, the CBS Early Show, CNN, MSNBC, and he has done commentary for National Public Radio s All Things Considered. He was the founding managing editor of PC Week, and a founding editor, then editor and editorial director of PC/Computing. Gralla lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with his wife Lydia, children Gabriel and Mia, a rabbit named Polichinelle, and two gerbils named Dr. Evil and Mini-Me.

He also writes the free Gralla s Internet Insider e-mail newsletter. To subscribe to it for free, send e-mail to preston@gralla.com with the words SUBSCRIBE NETINSIDER in the subject line.

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