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Net Crimes & Misdemeanors: Outmaneuvering the Spammers, Swindlers, and Stalkers Who Are Targeting You Online Paperback – May 28 2002


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  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Information Today, Inc. (May 28 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0910965579
  • ISBN-13: 978-0910965576
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 15 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,323,184 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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I have to admit that when I first picked up this book, I was thinking "Oh no, another book to scare people off the Internet." But as I began skimming through it, I kept finding things that I did online, such as auctions, shopping, newsgroups, chat rooms and more. Before I knew it, I was reading this chapter by chapter and actually making notes as I went along, realizing that although the book does have some horror stories (actual case examples), it offers very useful and commensense advice.
I even thought my computer was protected with the antivirus software I had installed until I realized there's a lot more to it than just installing it and that a firewall is a must.
Actually, this book is a must for anyone - buy this for yourself, members of your family, your friends, anyone who is online. It's not written like a "Dummies" book, so even if you think you know everything about the 'net, you'll still enjoy this book.
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I picked this up at a local bookstore on the advice of a friend - I'm new to the net. Wow! I was amazed at the stories about what happened to others online, but this book shows you how to protect yourself from being scammed, stalked, harassed, hacked and more. Plus, if something does happen to you, there is advice on what steps to take. I especially liked the chapter about spam and how to report it. I now have this book next to my computer for easy reference. It's a must for anyone who is online!!!
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This book is a very realistic volume about the dangers present on the Internet, and what just about anyone can do to be safer. The author begins by describing her own experience with being stalked online then offline. The impact of her story is that this kind of thing CAN and DOES happen.
Hitchcock then begins moving through a variety of online dangers, from stalking to spoofing to scamming. Each danger she describes is very much present. Her words should not be taken lightly by a reader with little or no experience with the Internet.
The best pointer I received from this book was the lack of security in email. The author describes email more as a postcard than a letter written and sealed in an envelope. Since I write many emails and sometimes address sensitive ministerial issues, I have begun using and promoting free encryption and digital signature software.
For people who spend any amount of time online, whether it be email, chat or shopping, this book is a MUST. It is one of the best summaries of online hazards I have read. This one is well worth the price!
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