Hack Proofing Your Identity

Teri Bidwell

  • 出版商: Syngress Media
  • 出版日期: 2002-06-15
  • 定價: $1,050
  • 售價: 1.9$199
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 512
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 1931836515
  • ISBN-13: 9781931836517
  • 相關分類: 資訊安全
  • 立即出貨(限量) (庫存=2)



If you're like most people, your day includes writing checks or using a debit card at stores, using credit cards at the gas station, or using an ATM terminal to get cash. If you're among the growing numbers of Internet users, you've probably also bought a thing or two online, and might even do your banking or trade stocks online.

If more than half of the following statements are true, you are at high risk for identity theft:

  • You receive at least one loan solicitation or preapproved credit offer each week.
  • You usually toss preapproved credit or loan solicitations in the trash without shredding.
  • You usually toss old banking or credit documents in the trash without shredding.
  • Mail is delivered to you in an unlocked mailbox.
  • You send mail by placing it in an unlocked mailbox.
  • You carry your Social Security or Social Insurance card in your wallet.
  • Your Social Security Number is printed on the health insurance card in your wallet.
  • Your Social Security Number is printed on your driver's license.
  • Your Social Security or driver's license number is printed on your personal checks.
  • You make occasional or frequent purchases online using a credit card.
    You seldom check whether a site is "secure" before using a credit card to make an online purchase or before disclosing private data, such as your Social Security Number, to a Web site.
  • You seldom read Web site privacy policies before disclosing private information.
    Your online account with your bank, health insurer, or stockbroker uses your SSN as your account number.
  • Your bank doesn't require a password before allowing you to make a withdrawal in person.
  • The password for your online bank account is written down in an unlocked location.
  • Your ATM PIN is written down in your wallet or on the ATM card.
  • You sometimes share your name, address, e-mail address, and/or phone number with Web sites.
  • You don't use privacy software to remove identifying information from your computer.
  • You seldom take advantage of programs designed to opt-out of information sharing.
  • You haven't seen your credit report in the past year.
  • Your Internet-connected computer stores private or financial information and is not protected from the Internet by both a firewall and antivirus software.



Chapter 1 Identity Theft: Are You At Risk?

Chapter 2 Protecting Your Hard Drive

Chapter 3 Keeping Your E-mail Private

Chapter 4 Self Defense on the Web

Chapter 5 Connecting to the Internet Safely

Chapter 6 Are Your Kids Putting You at Risk?

Chapter 7 If You Become a Victim

Chapter 8 Configuring Your Browser and Firewall




- 每週至少收到一封貸款邀請或預先批准的信用卡提供。
- 通常會將預先批准的信用卡或貸款邀請丟進垃圾桶而不進行碎紙處理。
- 通常會將舊的銀行或信用文件丟進垃圾桶而不進行碎紙處理。
- 郵件是投遞到你的未鎖定郵箱中的。
- 你將郵件放入未鎖定的郵箱中寄出。
- 你將社會安全號碼或社會保險卡放在錢包中。
- 你的社會安全號碼印在你的健康保險卡上。
- 你的社會安全號碼印在你的駕駛執照上。
- 你的社會安全號碼或駕駛執照號碼印在你的個人支票上。
- 你偶爾或經常使用信用卡在網上購物。在使用信用卡進行網上購物或向網站提供私人數據(如社會安全號碼)之前,你很少檢查網站是否“安全”。
- 你很少在提供私人信息之前閱讀網站的隱私政策。你與銀行、健康保險公司或股票經紀人的在線帳戶使用你的社會安全號碼作為帳戶號碼。
- 在允許你親自提取現金之前,你的銀行不需要密碼。
- 你在未鎖定的地方寫下了在線銀行帳戶的密碼。
- 你的ATM密碼寫在錢包或ATM卡上。
- 你有時會將你的姓名、地址、電子郵件地址和/或電話號碼與網站共享。
- 你不使用隱私軟件從你的計算機中刪除識別信息。
- 你很少利用旨在選擇退出信息共享的計劃。
- 你在過去一年中沒有查看過你的信用報告。
- 你的連接到互聯網的計算機存儲著私人或財務信息,並且沒有通過防火牆和防病毒軟件保護。