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Seven Deadliest Social Network Attacks by Richard Perez, Carl Timm

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CHAPTER           

Identity Theft

5

INFORMATION IN THIS CHAPTER

The Art of Dumpster Diving

Identity Theft via Facebook

Methods to Prevent Identity Theft

What to Do if Your Identity Is Compromised

The Future of Identity Theft

Identity theft is a criminal act that has been in existence since the early existence of humankind. Identification through voice, appearance, handshakes, or fragrance were ways in which one could be identified. In the early parts of human history, in order to assume someone’s identity, oftentimes you had to resort to murder. Nowadays, however, since the dawn of the information age, our ability to conceal ourselves has created a double-edged sword. While it has been easier to conceal yourself, it is also now ...

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