Author Plotkin, Robert, 1971-

Title Privacy, security, and cyberspace / Robert Plotkin
Published New York : Facts On File, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 156 pages)
Series Computers, internet, and society
Plotkin, Robert, 1971- Computers, internet, and society.
Contents Your right to privacy -- Computer viruses : invisible threats to privacy -- Spyware : software snooping on your private data -- Phishing and social engineering : confidence games go online -- Your personal information online: everyone is a public figure now -- Identity theft : protecting oneself against imposters -- Keeping your data secure : the best offense is a good defense -- Databases, privacy, and security : monitoring the "online you."
Summary Discusses how digital privacy and security is often a cat-and-mouse game in which owners of computers and digital data constantly update their defenses in response to new threats, while black hat hackers (those who break into computer systems with malicious intent) develop new ways to break through such defenses
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Computer security -- Juvenile literature.
Computer viruses -- Juvenile literature.
Social engineering -- Juvenile literature.
Spyware (Computer software) -- Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form Juvenile works.
Form Electronic book