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Resource ID: #18390
Subject: Internet
Source: Time
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Date: 2-Jul

Description

A Time cover story looks at the increasing risks posed by identity thieves on the Net. Reporter Adam Cohen uses a quite nontraditional approach: he steals the identity of his colleague Joel Stein, with the editors' knowledge, and reveals what it feels like to peek in somebody else's e-mails and computer hard drive. The story lists nine Internet's threats to privacy, followed by ten ways individuals can defend themselves. "Microsoft conceded that all versions of Windows 2000, and early "beta" viruses of its new XP operating system... have a "serious vulnerability," Time reports. In conclusion, Cohen's co-worker Joel Stein tells a real story about his AmEx credit card identity being stolen and charged with hundreds of dollars in the past.

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