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

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By making people aware of the many types of digital scams, hoaxes, cons and thievery perpetrated on the unsuspecting or even well-informed, Swiped is an invaluable resource for anyone hoping to stave off the pain and headache that accompanies any kind of digital theft. The key, as author Adam Levin points out, is the “Three M’s”: Minimize your risk: Monitor your security; and Manage the damage. The book teaches you how to use these tools effectively in various situations, including how the apply in the workplace, at home, with taxes and healthcare, and with your children. The book has plenty of eye-opening cautionary tales that will awaken you to the danger It is an easy read, full of great advice and information. Frankly, it is overwhelming to realize how much danger there really is, and implementing all the necessary safeguards seems well-nigh impossible; still, even small steps can help and those are given in the short section “The Basics of What You Can Do”. Start there, then read deeper for more information (and to try to grasp the true extent of the problem). This book is an essential guide to being safer in this digital world.


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Author Adam Levin, Beau Friedlander, Contributor
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 288 pages
Publisher PublicAffairs
Publish Date 24-Nov-2015
ISBN 9781610395878
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Issue April 2016
Category Technology
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