Economics of Identity Theft: Avoidance, Causes and Possible Cures / Edition 1

Economics of Identity Theft: Avoidance, Causes and Possible Cures / Edition 1

by L. Jean Camp
     
 

ISBN-10: 1441941827

ISBN-13: 9781441941824

Pub. Date: 10/29/2010

Publisher: Springer US

This professional book discusses privacy as multi-dimensional, and then pulls forward the economics of privacy in the first few chapters. This book also includes identity-based signatures, spyware, and placing biometric security in an economically broken system, which results in a broken biometric system. The last chapters include systematic problems with practical

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Overview

This professional book discusses privacy as multi-dimensional, and then pulls forward the economics of privacy in the first few chapters. This book also includes identity-based signatures, spyware, and placing biometric security in an economically broken system, which results in a broken biometric system. The last chapters include systematic problems with practical individual strategies for preventing identity theft for any reader of any economic status. While a plethora of books on identity theft exists, this book combines both technical and economic aspects, presented from the perspective of the identified individual.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441941824
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
10/29/2010
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

Identity in Economics, and in Context.- Modern Technological and Traditional Social Identities.- Identity Theft.- Who Owns You?.- Defeating the Greatest Masquerade.- Secrecy, Privacy, Identity.- Security and Privacy as Market Failures.- Trusting Code and Trusting Hardware.- Technologies of Identity.- Anonymous Identifiers.- Digital Signatures.- Strengths and Weaknesses of Biometrics.- Reputation.- Scenario I: Your Credentials Please.- Scenario II: Universal National Identifier.- Scenario III: Sets of attributes.- Scenario IV: Ubiquitous Identity Theft.- Closing.

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