Phishing: Cutting the Identity Theft Line Review

Phishing: Cutting the Identity Theft Line
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Phishing is the scourge of the internet right now. Rachael Lininger and Russell Dean Vines have done a pretty good job in helping individuals and companies understand the problem with their book Phishing - Cutting The Identity Theft Line (Wiley).
Chapter List: Phishing for Phun and Profit; Bait and Switch: Phishing Emails; False Fronts: Phishing Websites; Are You Owned: Understanding Phishing Spyware; Gloom and Doom: You Can't Stop Phishing Completely; Helping Your Organization Avoid Phishing; Fighting Back: How Your Organization Can Respond To Attack; Avoiding the Hook: Consumer Education; Help! I'm a Phish! Consumer Response; Glossary of Phishing-Related Terms; Useful Websites; Identity Theft Affidavit; Index
It used to be I'd see one or two "requests" a week to update my personal information for places like eBay or Citibank. Now it's closer to two or three a day. I'm well aware that these phishing attempts are scams meant to commit identity theft, but apparently we internet-savvy people are in the minority. Lininger and Vines have written a very readable and understandable guide to phishing that can easily be given to nearly anyone to help them protect themselves. The uninitiated will quickly grasp the idea that they shouldn't be responding to emails like these, and as a result they'll be much safer. People who are internet-savvy will learn the tricks that are used by the phishers to make links appear to be something other than what they truly are. Even organizations can benefit from the chapters on what they should do if they find that their servers have been co-opted to run a phishing scam.
Very practical material with the benefit of being a book that's fun to read. This is information that needs to be in the hands of all internet users these days...

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"Phishing" is the hot new identity theft scam. An unsuspecting victim receives an e-mail that seems to come from a bank or other financial institution, and it contains a link to a Web site where s/he is asked to provide account details. The site looks legitimate, and 3 to 5 percent of people who receive the e-mail go on to surrender their information-to crooks. One e-mail monitoring organization reported 2.3 billion phishing messages in February 2004 alone.
If that weren't enough, the crooks have expanded their operations to include malicious code that steals identity information without the computer user's knowledge. Thousands of computers are compromised each day, and phishing code is increasingly becoming part of the standard exploits.Written by a phishing security expert at a top financial institution, this unique book helps IT professionals respond to phishing incidents. After describing in detail what goes into phishing expeditions, the author provides step-by-step directions for discouraging attacks and responding to those that have already happened.
In Phishing, Rachael Lininger:

Offers case studies that reveal the technical ins and outs of impressive phishing attacks.
Presents a step-by-step model for phishing prevention.
Explains how intrusion detection systems can help prevent phishers from attaining their goal-identity theft.
Delivers in-depth incident response techniques that can quickly shutdown phishing sites.

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