Cybercrime

How to Avoid Becoming a Victim

by H. Thomas Milhorn, MD, PhD

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Synopsis

Cybercrime: How to Avoid Becoming a Victim is a nuts and bolts, how-to guide for the typical home-computer user. It addresses the various crimes being committed via the Internet and gives instructions on how to avoid becoming a victim of each. The chapters dealing with individual cybercrimes are laid out in a format consisting of a discussion of the basics of the crime, followed by real-life examples of the particular crime, and then things computer users can do to avoid becoming a victim of the crime. Also included in the book is a chapter on the role of organized crime in Internet fraud and another chapter on Internet hoaxes. In addition, an appendix gives information on where to report various cybercrimes and another appendix gives definitions of cybercrime terms. To illustrate specific crimes, over 200 actual case reports are used.

About The Author

H. Thomas Milhorn received a BS in mathematics and physics from Lincoln Memorial University in 1960 and a PhD in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1964. In that same year he did a postdoctoral fellowship in biomathematics at North Carolina State University. He has been using digital computers since the early 1960s when he did his doctoral work titled "Digital Computer Simulation of the Human Respiratory System." Subsequently, he published numerous articles that involved the hands-on use of digital computers, including FORTRAN and BASIC programming languages. He currently teaches three personal computer courses to adults. Dr. Milhorn has published eight books, 12 chapters in books, and over a 100 articles. He has received a number of writing awards, including being inducted into the Lincoln Memorial University alumni Literary Hall of Fame in 2005.