The Internet is a dangerous place for the unprepared user. Hardly a day goes by that our Email mailboxes don't contain at least two or three fake messages from major banks warning us that our accounts have a problem that requires our immediate attention. The sad fact is that as obvious as these ploys may seem to most of us, they do work. So you have to be aware of how the crooks operate, and how best to protect yourself from identity theft.
The book spends most of its time detailing the many and varied ways in which a crook can steal your identity, and does an adequate job of laying out the ways in which you can limit your risk. The basic steps break down to a few simple rules: (1) never click on a link in an EMail for your bank account or other site that requires your personal information to be disclosed, (2) always use good anti-virus software on your computer, (3) don't use easily-guessed passwords. This is a good book for older adults and seniors with less computer experience, but most of the information is now second-nature to most of us.
Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our June, 2008 issue.
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