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Zero Day Threat The Shocking Truth of How Banks and Credit Bureaus Help Cyber Crooks Steal Your Money and Identity

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ISBN-10: 140275695X

ISBN-13: 9781402756955

Edition: 2008

Authors: Byron Acohido, Jon Swartz

List price: $19.95
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"No matter how careful and tech-savvy you are, no matter if you rarely use a computer, you are more likely than ever to have your credit or debit card numbers usurped, to have cash surreptitiously transferred out of one of your financial accounts, or to have someone snatch up the proceeds of a loan by piggybacking on your credit history..." A white-collar true-crime story, "Zero Day Threat" is a powerful investigative expose on bank and lending policies that actually facilitate ID theft and fraud. "USA Today" reporters Acohido and Swartz reveal the many ways that established corporations and technology giants (including Bank of America, Microsoft, and Google) have fixated on the Internet to…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Union Square Press
Publication date: 4/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Prologue
Introduction
Built for Speed
System Stimulation
System Fissures
Self-Anointed Avenger
The Convenience Quotient
Predators and Opportunists
Perpetuating Errors
Cost of Doing Business
Vulgar Cheats and Swindles
Hungry Sharks
Perception Challenge
Larger Rings
Public Acceptance
Gaps in the System
Keys to the Puzzle
Self-Contained Units
Under Siege
What Must Be Done
Epilogue
Personal Security and Advocacy
Survey of Security Experts
Glossary
A Note on Sourcing
Acknowledgments
Index
About the Authors