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Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves
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Adam Levin Beau Friedlander
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Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers, and Identity Thieves

Adam Levin Beau Friedlander Adam Levin Beau Friedlander


9781610397209

PublicAffairs,U.S.


Business & Economics;
Internet guides & online services;
Network security;
Personal finance


Paperback

288 pages

$33.95
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Increasingly, identity theft is a fact of life. We might once have hoped to protect ourselves from hackers with airtight passwords and aggressive spam folders, and those are good ideas as far as they go. But the truth is, there are people out there - a lot of them - who treat stealing your identity as a full-time job.

One such company is a nameless firm located in Russia, which has a trove of over a billion internet passwords. Another set up a website full of live streams of hacked web cameras, showing everything from people's offices and lobbies to the feeds from baby monitors. Even purchases made in person are still logged by retailers like Target, who are famously vulnerable to hackers. Adam Levin, a longtime consumer advocate and identity fraud expert, is your guide to this brave new world. By telling memorable stories and extracting the relevant lessons, he offers a strategy for dealing with these risks. You may not be able to prevent identity theft, but you certainly shouldn't wait until it happens to take action. Levin's approach is defined by the three M's: minimizing risk, monitoring your identity, and managing the damage. The book is also organized around the different problems caused by identity theft: financial, criminal, medical, familial, etc., enabling readers to dip into the sections most relevant to them. Swiped is a practical, lively book that is essential to surviving the ever-changing world of online security. It is invaluable not only for preventing problems but helping cope when they arrive.

By:   Adam Levin, Beau Friedlander
With:   Adam Levin, Beau Friedlander
Imprint:   PublicAffairs,U.S.
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   First Trade Paper Edition
Dimensions:   Height: 203mm,  Width: 133mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   276g
ISBN:   9781610397209
ISBN 10:   1610397207
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   November 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Adam Levin is a consumer advocate with more than 30 years' experience in personal finance, privacy, real estate and government service. A former director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Levin is Chairman and founder of Identity Theft 911, Chairman and co-founder of Credit.com and serves as a spokesperson for both companies. An expert on personal finance, credit, identity management, fraud and privacy, he writes a weekly column which appears on Huffington Post and ABCNews.com. He is a frequent guest on television, and has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business News, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, CBS Nightly News, ABC World News Tonight and scores of radio stations throughout the country. He lives in New York City with his wife and son.

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