Protect Your Privacy on the Internet

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Protect Your Privacy on the Internet tells you everything you need to know to ensure your privacy and use the same technology that's being used against you to protect yourself. You'll get industrial-strength encryption tools to keep your affairs secret, the way they ought to be. Bryan Pfaffenberger arms you with privacy defense strategies such as creating a bulletproof password, getting your name out of the databases, and cleaning up your browser's trails. Protect Your Privacy on the Internet gives you proven ...
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Overview

Protect Your Privacy on the Internet tells you everything you need to know to ensure your privacy and use the same technology that's being used against you to protect yourself. You'll get industrial-strength encryption tools to keep your affairs secret, the way they ought to be. Bryan Pfaffenberger arms you with privacy defense strategies such as creating a bulletproof password, getting your name out of the databases, and cleaning up your browser's trails. Protect Your Privacy on the Internet gives you proven privacy defense strategies and techniques to help you make the Net a safer place to work and play. You'll get the names of Internet privacy organizations that are working to protect your privacy rights and find out what you can do to help. On the accompanying CD-ROM you'll find a collection of Windows privacy freeware and shareware.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471181439
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/21/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 7.53 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Your Digital DNA 1
Pt. I Privacy Defense Strategies You Can Use Right Now 15
Ch. 1 Create a Bulletproof Password 17
Ch. 2 Check Out Your Service Provider's Privacy Policy 31
Ch. 3 Get Your Name Out of the Databases 41
Ch. 4 Think Twice about Filling Out Site Registration Forms 56
Ch. 5 Think Twice before Publishing Your Home Page 66
Ch. 6 Consider Disabling Cookies 77
Ch. 7 Consider Disabling Java, JavaScript, and ActiveX 101
Ch. 8 Supervise Your Children's Surf Sessions 122
Pt. II Get Technology on Your Side 137
Ch. 9 Create and Organize Industrial-Strength Passwords 139
Ch. 10 Secure Your System 159
Ch. 11 Encrypt Sensitive Files and Directories 170
Ch. 12 Ensure Total Deletion of Unwanted Files 182
Ch. 13 Clean Up Your Browser's Trails 192
Ch. 14 Kill Your Cookies 201
Ch. 15 Use a Cookieless Browser 210
Ch. 16 Post Anonymously 230
Ch. 17 Safeguard Your Children Online 256
Ch. 18 Use Encrypted E-Mail 269
App. A Locating and Downloading Pretty Good Privacy 297
App. B Privacy-Related Organizations and Resources on the Internet 299
App. C What's on the CD-ROM 315
Index 321
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