Internet Privacy For Dummies

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* Covers the essentials: An individual Internet user needs to know to help maintain personal privacy. Topics include securing a PC and Internet connection, knowing the risks of releasing personal information, cutting back on spam and other e-mail nuisances, and dealing with personal privacy away from the computer.
* Covers the enhanced features of the latest releases of Internet filtering software and privacy tools.
* Series features: The...For Dummies series has always been ...

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Overview

* Covers the essentials: An individual Internet user needs to know to help maintain personal privacy. Topics include securing a PC and Internet connection, knowing the risks of releasing personal information, cutting back on spam and other e-mail nuisances, and dealing with personal privacy away from the computer.
* Covers the enhanced features of the latest releases of Internet filtering software and privacy tools.
* Series features: The...For Dummies series has always been popular with new Internet users. Internet For Dummies remains the #1 beginning reference for Internet users. This book looks to follow the successes of its predecessors.

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Add up what can be learned about you from the data trail you leave on the Internet and your own PC. It’s frightening. And, let’s face it, short of unplugging your computer, you can’t solve the problem completely. But short of that, there’s a lot you can do -- and this book shows you how.

You’ll discover how to make your PC and web connections far more secure than they are now; learn ten great ways to reduce junk email, and how to make the most of the latest Internet privacy tools. (Want to encrypt your email? The slick commercial version of PGP is history, so you need to use software that’s a little trickier to work with. You’ll need some help -- and this book offers it.) You’ll also find detailed chapters on protecting your money and credit; and guarding your privacy at work (not easy!)

Lead authors John R. Levine and Ray Everett-Church have made careers out of understanding and fighting privacy invasion on the Internet. They know there are no silver bullets. Nor, however, should you stand defenseless. You can fight back -- with Internet Privacy For Dummies®. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764508462
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 859,116
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

John R. Levine is the author of UNIX For Dummies.

Ray Everett-Church is a respected speaker and consultant on Internet privacy.

Gregg Stebben, a former journalist, has appeared on CNN.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Introduction.

Part I: Electronic Privacy Overview.

Chapter 1: How Private Are You Right Now?

Chapter 2: The Law, the Privacy Industry, and You.

Part II: PCs and Privacy.

Chapter 3: Safety Check: Looking under the Hood of Your Computer.

Chapter 4: Privacy for Computers and Networks with Multiple Users.

Chapter 5: Privacy for Laptops and Handheld Devices.

Part III: Privacy on the Internet.

Chapter 6: You and Your Internet Service Provider (ISP).

Chapter 7: Fighting Back against Hackers.

Chapter 8: Viruses, Worms, Macro Viruses, and Trojan Horses.

Chapter 9: "Help! There's a Hole in My Browser!".

Chapter 10: Why the E in E-Mail Stands for Easy-to-Intercept.

Chapter 11: Spam: Why It's Not Just a Funny Lunch Meat Any More.

Chapter 12: Safely Shopping Online.

Chapter 13: Safe Banking and Investing Online.

Part IV: Beyond the PC: Offline Electronic Privacy.

Chapter 14: Protecting Your E-Money, E-Credit, and E-Dentity.

Chapter 15: Your Telephone and Your Privacy.

Chapter 16: Protecting Your Privacy at Work.

Chapter 17: The Government Is Here to Help - or Not.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Privacy Freedom Fighters Who Fight for You.

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Fight Back for Fun and Profit.

Chapter 20: Ten Easy Tricks for Cutting Down on Spam.

Chapter 21: Ten Reliable Sources for Computer Virus Information.

Chapter 22: Ten Great Privacy Books (Other than This One!).

Index.

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