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Windows Lockdown!: Your XP and Vista Guide Against Hacks, Attacks, and Other Internet Mayhem by Andy Walker

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Chapter 5. Identity Thieves and Phishers: Protect Your Good Name and Bank Account

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This chapter explains how the Internet is playing a part in one of the largest growing crime trends in the world: identity theft. It also demystifies phishing, an Internet-powered phenomenon used to steal your identity by tricking you into giving up personal information. And there’s a warning about pharming, which is phishing with a bigger net. But never phear, ...

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