Internet Privacy For Dummies

Internet Privacy For Dummies

by John R. Levine, Ray Everett-Church, Greg Stebben
     
 

* 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

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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...a great book…to the authors credit...very good stuff..." (Micro Mart, 28 September 2002)

"...a typically high quality guide...comprehensive..." (PC Plus, December 2002)

"…an entertaining and informative to me…(PC Utilities, December 2002)

Titles about online privacy walk a fine line between warning of very real risks and fostering hysteria about unlikely or impossible scenarios. Internet Privacy succeeds admirably. Its balanced tone and practical advice on the protecting yourself and your computer from Internet-borne threats, ranging from virus infection to identify theft, make it useful to beginning to intermediate computer folk. It also includes valuable tips on preserving offline electronic privacy, carrying these protective practices into daily activities. Naked comes from the opposite direction, teaching readers how and where to find personal information (from death records to credit records) online. This knowledge, however, can help them prevent others from finding and/or misusing their information, making this a valuable guide for both researchers and general readers. It highlights valuable legal uses of online pers onal information (including genealogical research and locating lost loved ones) while also addressing privacy concerns. Both are recommended for all public libraries. (Library Journal, February 2003)

The Barnes & Noble Review
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764508462
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
384
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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