By Nancy C. Muir, Ryan C. Williams
Protect your privateness and use the net safely!
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When you file a complaint online, the report is forwarded to law enforcement as well. Most local law enforcement agencies: These agencies provide information on how to prevent identity theft and what to do if you become a victim. Examples include the county sheriff's office, local police, and so forth. S. S. Secret Service. You won’t contact these agencies directly, but if you contact the proper authorities for a given crime, such as postal fraud, at least one of these agencies will likely join in on the investigation.
Dotm that can contain font choices, margin settings, and, yes, even macros and macro viruses. If a macro virus is in your default template, you spread the virus every time you open or create a new document. That’s how most macro viruses spread so quickly. Trojan horses A Trojan horse program tricks you into loading and running it by pretending to be something that it’s not. ) The perfect example of a Trojan horse is a file that masquerades as an antivirus software patch but is really malware. If a Trojan horse has taken hold of your computer, you will notice your PC behaving strangely, most notably with Web browsers redirecting you to pages you didn’t intend to visit.
About This Book This book is packed with information written specifically for anyone who uses the Internet and has an identity to protect — that would be you. Read it. Learn it. Pass it around to family members, coworkers, and friends, and make them read it. The more protected they are from being hacked, the more protected you are from dealing with someone who has been hacked, and perhaps exposing you. Because Microsoft Windows-based PCs are the most common type of computers, this book focuses on Windows functionality.
AARP Protecting Yourself Online For Dummies by Nancy C. Muir, Ryan C. Williams