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.
|Publisher:||Information Today, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Second Edition, Second edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.07(d)|
About 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.