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The dark side of the Internet [electronic resource] : protecting yourself and your family from online criminals / Paul Bocij.

By: Bocij, Paul.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2006Description: 1 online resource (xv, 253 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780313049033 (electronic bk.); 0313049033 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Computer crimes | Cyberterrorism | COMPUTERS -- Internet -- Security | COMPUTERS -- Networking -- Security | COMPUTERS -- Security -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Dark side of the Internet.DDC classification: 005.8 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cyberterror and information warfare -- Cyberterror -- A digital Pearl Harbor? -- Information warfare -- Terrorist uses of technology -- Further information -- Cyberattacks -- Assessing the threat -- Safety and prevention -- Further information -- Malicious software -- Viruses, trojans, and worms -- Types of computer viruses -- How many viruses are there? -- The damage caused by viruses -- How viruses spread -- Who writes viruses? -- Why people write viruses -- Detecting viruses -- Dealing with viruses -- Choosing antivirus software -- Safety and prevention -- Virus hoaxes -- More about trojans -- Dealing with trojans -- Safety and prevention -- Further information -- Spyware and adware -- What is spyware? -- Adware -- Why create spyware? -- The extent of the problem -- Contracting spyware -- Dealing with spyware and adware -- Safety and prevention -- Further information -- Identity theft and fraud -- Identity theft -- What is identity theft? -- Identity theft and the internet -- The extent of the problem -- Identifying phishing e-mails -- Safety and prevention -- Further information -- E-mail fraud -- Advance fee frauds -- Foreign lotteries -- Nigerian 419 fraud -- Other e-mail frauds -- Safety and prevention -- Further information -- Auctions and other forms of fraud -- Auction fraud -- Safety and prevention -- Other online frauds -- Safety and prevention -- Further information -- Junk e-mail -- What is spam? -- The extent of the problem -- The cost of spam -- Why spam exists? -- Dealing with spam -- Safety and prevention -- Resources for dealing with spam -- Further information -- Intellectual property theft -- Software piracy -- Safety and prevention -- Music and movie piracy -- Further information -- Online relationships and deviance -- Cyberstalking -- What is cyberstalking? -- The extent of the problem -- Who are the cyberstalkers? -- Who is most at risk? -- New and emerging forms of cyberstalking -- Safety and prevention -- Further information -- Online relationships -- Social isolation -- White knights -- Hero syndrome -- Further information -- Deviant subcultures -- Cults and hate speech -- Deviant subcultures and addiction -- Safety and prevention -- Further information.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-248) and index.

Cyberterror and information warfare -- Cyberterror -- A digital Pearl Harbor? -- Information warfare -- Terrorist uses of technology -- Further information -- Cyberattacks -- Assessing the threat -- Safety and prevention -- Further information -- Malicious software -- Viruses, trojans, and worms -- Types of computer viruses -- How many viruses are there? -- The damage caused by viruses -- How viruses spread -- Who writes viruses? -- Why people write viruses -- Detecting viruses -- Dealing with viruses -- Choosing antivirus software -- Safety and prevention -- Virus hoaxes -- More about trojans -- Dealing with trojans -- Safety and prevention -- Further information -- Spyware and adware -- What is spyware? -- Adware -- Why create spyware? -- The extent of the problem -- Contracting spyware -- Dealing with spyware and adware -- Safety and prevention -- Further information -- Identity theft and fraud -- Identity theft -- What is identity theft? -- Identity theft and the internet -- The extent of the problem -- Identifying phishing e-mails -- Safety and prevention -- Further information -- E-mail fraud -- Advance fee frauds -- Foreign lotteries -- Nigerian 419 fraud -- Other e-mail frauds -- Safety and prevention -- Further information -- Auctions and other forms of fraud -- Auction fraud -- Safety and prevention -- Other online frauds -- Safety and prevention -- Further information -- Junk e-mail -- What is spam? -- The extent of the problem -- The cost of spam -- Why spam exists? -- Dealing with spam -- Safety and prevention -- Resources for dealing with spam -- Further information -- Intellectual property theft -- Software piracy -- Safety and prevention -- Music and movie piracy -- Further information -- Online relationships and deviance -- Cyberstalking -- What is cyberstalking? -- The extent of the problem -- Who are the cyberstalkers? -- Who is most at risk? -- New and emerging forms of cyberstalking -- Safety and prevention -- Further information -- Online relationships -- Social isolation -- White knights -- Hero syndrome -- Further information -- Deviant subcultures -- Cults and hate speech -- Deviant subcultures and addiction -- Safety and prevention -- Further information.

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