Chapter 4. Identity Thieves and Phishers: Protect Your Good Name and Bank Account


Chapter 4. Identity Thieves and Phishers: Protect Your Good Name and Bank Account

In this chapter

  • What Is Identity Theft?

  • What Is Phishing?

  • Is There a Pharmer in the Dell?

  • Are Those Letters from Overseas for Real?

  • Don't Get Phished10-Minute Tactics

  • Defend Your IdentityIn an Afternoon

This chapter explains how the Internet is playing a part in one of the largest growing crime trends in the world: identity theft. It also demystifies phishing, an Internet- powered phenomenon used to steal your identity by tricking you into giving up personal information. And there's a warning about pharming , which is phishing with a bigger net. But never phear, the chapter gives you phoolproof tricks to phight back!




Absolute Beginners Guide To. Security, Spam, Spyware & Viruses
Absolute Beginners Guide to Security, Spam, Spyware & Viruses
ISBN: 0789734591
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 168

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