To help you understand the current status of the Internet environment, the risks that can affect everyone, and how to become safer online almost immediately, this book first provides a checklist of steps you can take to become safer today and is then divided into four parts.
Part I provides an overview of the types of activity going on today that can put you and your family at risk online. Chapter 1 explores how the same types of crimes that occur offline are now being committed online, only with different tools. Chapter 2 explores many of the misconceptions about anonymity online that can lull many people into behaving differently than they would in a face-to-face situation and putting themselves at risk. Finally,