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Is It Safe? Protecting Your Computer, Your Business, and Yourself Online by Michael Miller

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Chapter 2. How to Keep Your Personal Information Personal

You don’t have to be a victim.

When it comes to protecting yourself against identity theft, there’s a lot you can do. It all involves making sure that as few people as possible have access to your personal information; the less visible your info, the less likely it is to be appropriated by ID thieves. In addition, you need to be cautious about handing out your personal information, and skeptical about any person or institution who requests this information. It’s a matter of keeping your information secure and keeping yourself from being conned.

To that end, this chapter examines the steps you can take to harden your defense against identity thieves—and reduce your chances of becoming a victim ...

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