Internet Privacy For Dummies

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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764508462
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/01/2002
Series: For Dummies Books
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 806,965
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.89(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents



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!).


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