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Net Crimes & Misdemeanors: Outmaneuvering Web Spammers, Stalkers, and Con Artists
     

Net Crimes & Misdemeanors: Outmaneuvering Web Spammers, Stalkers, and Con Artists

by J. A. Hitchcock, Loraine Page (Editor), Vinton Cerf (Foreword by)
 

As the number of Web users continues to swell, so do the numbers of online opportunists, con artists, and miscreants. Recognizing this danger, this book provides a reader-friendly guide that helps Web users identify, avoid, and survive online predators and protect their families. Detailing a broad range of abusive practices, ordinary computer users will share in

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As the number of Web users continues to swell, so do the numbers of online opportunists, con artists, and miscreants. Recognizing this danger, this book provides a reader-friendly guide that helps Web users identify, avoid, and survive online predators and protect their families. Detailing a broad range of abusive practices, ordinary computer users will share in victims' stories and advice on how to handle Spam, identify scams such as phishing, and deal with privacy invasion, financial scams, cyber stalking, and identity theft. Provided are tips, strategies, and techniques that can be put to immediate use, as well as laws, organizations, and Web resources that can aid victims and help them fight back.

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"I found helpful information on every page. This is a top-shelf addition to my 'due diligence' library." —Gene Galusha, narrator, The New Detectives and Investigators

"Filled with real-world examples, hard advice, and Web pointers. An eye-opener for those who think the Internet is only a virtual world." —Vinton Cerf

"Shows how to recognize cybercrime, how to avoid it, how to defend yourself against it, and where to get help when you need it . . . good advice on encryption and anti-virus software . . . an extensive list of resources you can contact if you are a victim, and a glossary for the newcomer."  —The Electronic Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780910965729
Publisher:
Information Today, Inc.
Publication date:
05/12/2006
Edition description:
Second edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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Meet the Author


J. A. Hitchcock was herself a victim of cyberstalking who, following that experience, went on to become a victim's advocate. She is an Internet crimes and security expert and president of WHOA (Working to Halt Online Abuse). She lives in York, Maine. Vinton Cerf is widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet" for his work as codesigner of the TCP/IP
protocols and the architecture of the Internet. He is senior vice president of technology strategy for MCI.

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