Part 2. Personal Privacy and Security

Personal Privacy and Security

These days, the entire world, not just the Internet, has become an insecure place. It’s not just possible terrorist threats that make it so. Identity thieves and others bent on invading your privacy make it dangerous as well.

And to a certain extent, it’s not only criminals who invade your privacy. As you’ll see in this section, private businesses do as well. And the federal government may just be the most intrusive of all.

Chapter 18, “How Identity Theft Works,” shows you how identity thieves can steal your identity, pose as you, and wreak havoc with your private life and finances. It also follows the money trail ...

Get How Personal & Internet Security Work now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.