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The Dark Side of the Internet: Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Online Criminals

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Oktober 2006

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

In less than a decade, personal computers have become part of our daily lives. Many of us come into contact with computers every day, whether at work, school or home. As useful as the new technologies are, they also have a darker side. By making computers part of our daily lives, we run the risk of allowing thieves, swindlers, and all kinds of deviants directly into our homes. Armed with a personal computer, a modem and just a little knowledge, a thief can easily access confidential information, such as details of bank accounts and credit cards. This book helps people avoid harm at the hands of Internet criminals. It offers a tour of the more dangerous parts of the Internet, as the author explains who the predators are, their motivations, how they operate and how to protect against them.

Portrait

PAUL BOCIJ is a published writer of numerous computer training titles and has published articles on various cybercrimes in journals such as The Criminal Lawyer and Prison Service Journal. He is the author of Cyberstalking (Praeger, 2004).

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"The Dark Side of the Internet: Protecting Yourself and Your Family From Online CriminalS" helps readers recognize the danger signs of internet threats, from spyware to auctions and cyberstalking. Each topic receives in-depth history, overviews of 'how' and discussions of recovery, fraud, and protection measures. A 'must' not just for college-level collections strong in social issues or crime prevention, but for any general-interest library. - Internet Law Book Reviews
EAN: 9780275985752
ISBN: 027598575X
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: PRAEGER FREDERICK A
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2006
Seitenanzahl: 253 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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