Tuesday, July 01, 2008

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Zero Day Threat

Author: Byron Acohido and Jon Swartz
Publisher: Union Square Press
ASIN: 140275695X

About This Book

Zero Day Threat: The Shocking Truth of How Banks and Credit Bureaus Help Cyber Crooks Steal Your Money and Identity is a white-collar true-crime story—an investigative expose on bank and lending policies that actually facilitate ID theft and fraud.

The authors, USA Today reporters, reveal the ways that established corporations and technology giants (including Bank of America, Microsoft, and Google) have fixated on the Internet to maximize their profits, heedless of increased risks to customers. While examining the exploding range of hidden Internet hazards, they reveal the ways in which cyber crooks nab identity data - such as Dumpster diving for bountiful paper trash that offers account user names, passwords and Social Security numbers - and then exploit that information through channels opened up by careless corporate policies.

Watch Byron Acohido talk about Zero Day Threat: The Shocking Truth of How Banks and Credit Bureaus Help Cyber Crooks Steal Your Money and Identity.

 

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