Stories by Elliot Zaret and Scholle Sawyer

Protect Yourself Online

Welcome to the Wired World! In a matter of hours, you book tickets for your next trip to Key West, buy a handful of travel guides from an online bookstore, and post an inquiry to the Internet newsgroup rec.travel.i-am-going-to.florida. Satisfied with all you've done so quickly and efficiently, you open your e-mail and -- surprise! You confront 45 messages promising "HOT XXXXX!!!!" "Steamy Action in the Keys," and the chance to make millions from the comfort of your own time-share. You also find five messages from people saying they read your Usenet message, went to your home page, found your home address, and have decided to visit.