In today’s world we are constantly reminded of the day to day dangers that exist in our society. According to statistics people are becoming the victims of Identity Theft at an alarming rate, it is estimated that 246,570 people had their identities stolen in 2004 alone. Businesses are taking every precaution imaginable to protect the privacy of their consumers. We live in an electronic age, things like paying bills, shopping, ordering clothing, and banking are done online. Yes; it is a very convenient way to do business! It is also very dangerous!
The preferred method of protecting information is a combination of encryption, tunneling, packet filtering, encapsulation, and firewall use.
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