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The Resource Swiped : how to protect yourself in a world full of scammers, phishers, and identity thieves, Adam Levin with Beau Friedlander

Swiped : how to protect yourself in a world full of scammers, phishers, and identity thieves, Adam Levin with Beau Friedlander

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Swiped : how to protect yourself in a world full of scammers, phishers, and identity thieves
Title
Swiped
Title remainder
how to protect yourself in a world full of scammers, phishers, and identity thieves
Statement of responsibility
Adam Levin with Beau Friedlander
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Increasingly, identity theft is a fact of life. We might once have hoped to protect ourselves from hackers with airtight passwords and aggressive spam folders, and those are good ideas as far as they go. But the truth is, there are people out there -- a lot of them -- who treat stealing your identity as a full-time job. One such company is a nameless firm located in Russia, which has a trove of over a billion internet passwords. Another set up a website full of live streams of hacked web cameras, showing everything from people's offices and lobbies to the feeds from baby monitors. Even purchases made in person are still logged by retailers like Target, who are famously vulnerable to hackers. Adam Levin, a longtime consumer advocate and identity fraud expert, is your guide to this brave new world. By telling memorable stories and extracting the relevant lessons, he offers a strategy for dealing with these risks. You may not be able to prevent identity theft, but you certainly shouldn't wait until it happens to take action. Levin's approach is defined by the three M's: minimizing risk, monitoring your identity, and managing the damage. The book is also organized around the different problems caused by identity theft: financial, criminal, medical, familial, etc., enabling readers to dip into the sections most relevant to them. Swiped is a practical, lively book that is essential to surviving the ever-changing world of online security. It is invaluable not only for preventing problems but helping cope when they arrive
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Levin, Adam
Dewey number
364.16/33
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Identity theft
  • Identity theft
Label
Swiped : how to protect yourself in a world full of scammers, phishers, and identity thieves, Adam Levin with Beau Friedlander
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1623135
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781610395878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1623135
  • (OCoLC)922335013
Label
Swiped : how to protect yourself in a world full of scammers, phishers, and identity thieves, Adam Levin with Beau Friedlander
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1623135
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781610395878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1623135
  • (OCoLC)922335013

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