Chapter 5. Identity Thieves and Phishers: Protect Your Good Name and Bank Account
IN THIS CHAPTER
- What Is Identity Theft?
- What Is Phishing?
- How Does Phishing Work?
- What Is Pharming?
- What Damage Can Be Done By Phishing?
- Who Is at Risk? Everyone!
- Don’t Get Phished: 10-Minute Tactics to Stay Off the Hook
- Ensure You Are You: Take an Afternoon to Protect Your Identity
- The Absolute Minimum
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, ...