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In 2003, fraud and identity theft cost consumers at least $437 million dollars. In 2004, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission received 247,000 consumer complaints in 2004 (up 15% from 2003), from individuals whose identity was stolen, and according to Reuters.com (2/2005), Americans lost $548 million dollars to identity theft and consumer fraud in 2004. Don't allow yourself to become a part of the statistics!

 

How Personal and Internet Security Works illustrates in vivid detail the many dangers faced by those who use the Internet to send or receive email, surf the Web, conduct personal business, use a credit card, or even travel to airports and how those dangers can be solved. You'll also get detailed explanations of Internet privacy issues such as spyware, phishing, identity theft, data mining, biometrics, and security cameras, as well as Homeland Security issues such as airport scanning and terrorist screening.

 

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Writing for general readers, Gralla explains how threats to computer security, such as spyware and zombies, do their damage, and outlines the mechanics of threats to personal privacy such as DNA profiling and radiofrequency identification tags. He also describes electronic surveillance methods used by the federal government and reveals how the Patriot Act can invade individual privacy. Four-color illustrations on every page diagram exactly how all aspects of security and security breaches work, from basics of the Internet through cyberextortion. Gralla has written 30 books on computers.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Writing for general readers, Gralla explains how threats to computer security, such as spyware and zombies, do their damage, and outlines the mechanics of threats to personal privacy such as DNA profiling and radiofrequency identification tags. He also describes electronic surveillance methods used by the federal government and reveals how the Patriot Act can invade individual privacy. Four-color illustrations on every page diagram exactly how all aspects of security and security breaches work, from basics of the Internet through cyberextortion. Gralla has written 30 books on computers. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

From spyware to phishing to identity theft, this book illustrates in vivid detail the many dangers faced by those who use the Internet to send or receive email, surf the Web, conduct personal business, or use a credit card--and how those dangers can be solved. Includes information on biometrics security cameras, and Homeland Security issues such as airport scanning and terrorist screening.

About the Author

Preston Gralla is the award-winning author of more than 30 books, including How the Internet Works, Complete Idiot's Guide to Internet Privacy and Security, Complete Idiot's Guide to Protecting Your Child Online, and How Wireless Works. He has written frequently about security issues, computer technology, the Internet, and has been a columnist for many magazines, Web sites and newspapers, including USA Today, PC Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News, Boston Magazine, PC/Computing, CNet/ZDNet, and FamilyPC.

Table of Contents

Introduction    viii

 

Part I    Internet Security    2

Chapter 1    How the Internet Works    8

Chapter 2    How Hackers Break Into Your PC--and How to Protect Against Them    14

Chapter 3    How Spyware and Anti-Apyware Work    22

Chapter 4    How Websites Invade Your Privacy    42

Chapter 5    The Dangers of Internet Search    52

Chapter 6    How "Phishing" Attacks Can Steal Your Identity--and How to Protect Against Them    58

Chapter 7    How Zombies and Trojan Horses Attack You--and How to Protect Against Them    66

Chapter 8    The Security Dangers in Browsers    76

Chapter 9    How Worms and Viruses Do Their Damage--and How to Protect Against Them    82

Chapter 10  Wi-Fi Security Dangers and Protectionis    90

Chapter 11  Bluetooth Security Dangers    110

Chapter 12  How Instant Messages Pests Work    116

Chapter 13  How Spam Works--and How to Fight It    126

Chapter 14  How Denial-of-Service Attacks Bring Down Websites    142

Chapter 15  How Virtual Private Networks and Encryption Keep You Safe    150

Chapter 16  How Web Blocking and Parental Controls Work    160

Chapter 17  How Personal Firewalls and Proxy Servers Protect Your    166

 

Part 2    Personal Privacy and Security    178

Chapter 18  How Identity Theft Works    182

Chapter 19  Credit Card Security    190

Chapter 20  The Dangers of Data Mining    198

Chapter 21  The Dangers of Workplace Surveillance    204

Chapter 22  How Cell Phones Can Be Hacked    210

Chapter 23  How Biometrics Works    218

Chapter 24  How Radio Frequency ID Can Invade Your Pirvacy    224

Chapter 25  How Location Tracking Works    230

Chapter 26  How DNA Matching Works    236

Chapter 27  How Airport Scanners and Screening Systems Work    242

Chapter 28  The Federal Government, Privacy, and Electronic Surveillance    248

Chapter 29  How Wiretapping and Lie Detectors Work    256

 

                    Index    264

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780789735539
Author:
Gralla
Publisher:
Que
Author:
Gralla, Preston
Subject:
Computer crimes
Subject:
Computer security
Subject:
Internet - Security
Subject:
Security - General
Subject:
Internet fraud
Subject:
Networking-Computer Security
Subject:
Internet - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
How It Works
Publication Date:
June 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
10 x 8.02 x 0.502 in 572 gr

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Internet » General
Computers and Internet » Internet » Information
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Computers and Internet » Personal Computers » How it Works
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History and Social Science » Crime » General

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"Synopsis" by , From spyware to phishing to identity theft, this book illustrates in vivid detail the many dangers faced by those who use the Internet to send or receive email, surf the Web, conduct personal business, or use a credit card--and how those dangers can be solved. Includes information on biometrics security cameras, and Homeland Security issues such as airport scanning and terrorist screening.
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