Zen and the Art of Computer Security will provide you with information on how to protect yourself on line.  There are an ever increasing number of hackers and data thieves just waiting to steal your personal information and other data that they can use for their own ill gotten gains.  The more honest people use the internet to do their shopping, banking, and other activities of a personal nature the more you are at risk of a thief stealing your personal information.  The internet is a play ground for just about any kind of scam or fraud program you can think of including prime bank fraud, offshore investment scams, programs involving tax fraud, and foreign currency scams to name a few.  There are new ones popping up all the time. This useful book will enlighten you about spyware programs, e-mail scams, phishing and spoofing, and other types of internet scams.  You will also learn about electronic pyramid schemes, the computerized Trojan horse, and key loggers.  You will gain awareness of internet fraud and the computer technology that drives it.  You should always be vigilant when it comes to your money and credit.  If you are concerned about using your cards on line, the number of records and accounts hacked are steadily going down each year due to advanced technologies in security infrastructure. This book will also provide you with information n how to use your credit and debit cards wisely and safely when purchasing on line.  You will also learn how to protect your social security number, your financial records, and safeguard your checkbook as well as other financial information.  There is information you need to know about credit and debit card skimming devices, the technology that supports it, and what to look out for.  You will also learn what actions to take if you have been a victim of identity theft.  You will become enlightened regarding your rights provided by the Electronic Funds Transfer Act and the Fair Credit Billing Act.  You learn about fraud alerts and how they can help you.  An extensive list of resources and contacts are also available as well as information on the Fair Information Practice and Principles.

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