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Starting an Online Business All-in-One For Dummies, 5th Edition by Joel Elad, Shannon Belew

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Chapter 3

Spotting and Thwarting Hackers and Net-Thieves

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Shutting down your site

check Breaking through security barriers

check Spreading Internet illnesses

check No phishing allowed

check Putting the brakes on mobile scammers

More than 3 billion people will use the Internet worldwide in 2017, or approximately 46 percent of the world’s population. Of that 3 billion, over 2 billion users will access the Internet using a smartphone or other mobile device. (Mobile devices have officially taken over desktops as the way people are accessing the Internet!) Whether it’s via desktop computer or mobile phone, with so many people and businesses online today, the Internet has provided a unique opportunity for cybercriminals, or what we refer to as the Net-thief. Estimates provided to the United States Congress showed that global losses from cyber-related crimes have surpassed the $1 trillion mark, and there’s no sign of it slowing down. Online thieves continue to find new and sneaky ways to rob you ...

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