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The Truth About Computer Scams
     

The Truth About Computer Scams

by Steve Weisman
 

This Element is an excerpt from The Truth About Avoiding Scams (9780132333856) by Steve Weisman. Available in print and digital formats.

 

What you must know about Internet scams: from phishing and Trojan horses to fake death threats!

 

After installed on your computer, Trojan horses monitor all activity and transmit

Overview

This Element is an excerpt from The Truth About Avoiding Scams (9780132333856) by Steve Weisman. Available in print and digital formats.

 

What you must know about Internet scams: from phishing and Trojan horses to fake death threats!

 

After installed on your computer, Trojan horses monitor all activity and transmit that information back to the scammer, who uses it to access your bank accounts, credit cards, brokerage accounts, or other online business. This information can even be used to establish credit in your name that the scammer will use without paying. To combat this threat…

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132658294
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
11/30/2010
Series:
FT Press Delivers Elements
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
15
File size:
208 KB

Meet the Author

Steve Weisman hosts the nationally syndicated radio show A Touch of Grey, heard on more than 50 radio stations. He has been an award-winning talk show host and commentator for more than 20 years. A member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, he specializes in estate planning, probate, and elder law. He has taught at the University of Massachusetts, Curry College, and Boston University and is now an adjunct faculty member at Bentley College. A legal editor and columnist for Talkers magazine, he writes on legal matters for publications ranging from The Boston Globe to Playboy. Weisman has earned a Certificate of Merit from the American Bar Association for excellence in legal journalism and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. His books include A Guide to Elder Planning and 50 Ways to Protect Your Identity and Your Credit.

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