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Net Crimes and Misdemeanors: Outmaneuvering the Spammers, Swindlers, and Stalkers Who Are Targeting You Online
     

Net Crimes and Misdemeanors: Outmaneuvering the Spammers, Swindlers, and Stalkers Who Are Targeting You Online

by J. A. Hitchcock, Loraine Page (Editor)
 
As the number of Web users continues to swell, so do the numbers of online opportunists, con artists, miscreants, and psychopaths. 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 PC users will share

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As the number of Web users continues to swell, so do the numbers of online opportunists, con artists, miscreants, and psychopaths. 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 PC users will share in victims' stories and advice on how to handle junk e-mail, “flaming,” 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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Library Journal
This book by Internet crime and security expert Hitchcock advises Internet users on how to preserve their safety, security, and privacy at home, in the workplace, and in educational environments. The chapters range widely, covering spam, hoaxes, online shopping and banking, auctions, adoption fraud, stolen identity, flaming, protecting children, protecting university sites and students, workplace safety, encryption, and protecting your computer from viruses and worms. A summary of online security and safety issues rounds out the text. There is abundant concrete advice on handling problems on the Internet, including how to analyze issues, whom to contact, how to track down perpetrators, and how to take preventive measures. This is surprisingly easy and interesting to read, with the author using many apt examples for illustration. Another recent book that covers a portion of this material is David Wall's Crime and the Internet. With an extensive list of online resources, Hitchcock's useful book is highly recommended for all libraries.-Mary Jane Brustman, Univ. at Albany Libs. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
Cybercrime expert J. A. Hitchcock describes a range of abusive Internet practices, shares victims' stories, and offers advice on how to handle junk e-mail, financial scams, invasions of privacy, cyberstalking, identity theft, and other seedy practices. Includes legal resources, Web-based information sites, and useful organizations for seeking help. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780910965576
Publisher:
Information Today, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/1902
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.81(d)

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