Internet Privacy For Dummies

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â 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.
â Covers the enhanced features of the latest releases of Internet filtering software and privacy tools.
â 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 186 x 232 x 24mm | 580.6g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0764508466
  • 9780764508462
  • 1,826,439

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Packed with strategies for foiling Internet information thieves

Safeguard your assets, your identity, and your life

Take charge of your privacy at home and at work - on the PC or the phone

Your personal information should be just that - personal. This friendly guide shows you how to avoid privacy problems online, with easy-to-follow advice on securing your PC connection, conducting safe transactions, stopping the "e-mail trail," and protecting yourself and your family against viruses, hackers, worms, and other cyberpests.

The Dummies Way

Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun

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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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Review Text

"...a great the authors credit...very good stuff..." (Micro Mart, 28 September 2002)
"...a typically high quality guide...comprehensive..." (PC Plus, December 2002)
" entertaining and informative to me...(PC Utilities, December 2002)
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Review quote

"...a great book?to the authors credit...very good stuff..." (Micro Mart, 28 September 2002)
"...a typically high quality guide...comprehensive..." (PC Plus, December 2002)
"?an entertaining and informative to me?(PC Utilities, December 2002)
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About Ray Everett-Church

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.
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