Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Book Review: 50 Ways to Protect Your Identity in a Digital Age by Steve Weisman

ISBN: 0133089460
Published: October 19th, 2012
Publisher: FT Press
Read from September 26th to October 1st, 2013
Synopsis from Goodreads:
It is better to stop identity theft from happening in the first place than have to fix or repair the situation afterwards. Steve Weisman reveals the threats of new identity theft attacks based on use of Facebook, iPad, iPhone, Android, cloud apps, iPod, and other new technologies -- and shows you how to protect yourself, or how to fix the damage if you've already been attacked! Discover why ID theft is more dangerous than ever, and discover today's most dangerous new threats -- including attacks targeting medical records, personal finance and online banking sites, the elderly, and military service members. Meet the hackers and organized crime groups who want to steal your identity and money -- and learn how to protect your data and your life! Step by step, Weisman shows how to avoid risks, minimize risks you can't completely avoid, and immediately take the right steps if you're ever victimized. He objectively reviews new products and services that promise to fight identity theft, and previews emerging dangers, such as RFID credit cards. If you use a computer, the Internet, a smartphone, cell phone, tablet, or any other communications device, 50 Ways to Protect Your Identity in a Digital Age isn't just an indispensable wake-up call: it's the world's best resource for protecting yourself!


This books is excellent! The author is a lawyer and clearly knows exactly what he's talking about. Most people never give much thought to identity theft unless they become a victim. This book tells you exactly what you need to do in order to not become a victim as well as what to do if you do become a victim. It's a great book, and I highly recommend it to everyone. Absolutely anyone can become a victim of identity theft, so it's important to know what to do to prevent it.

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