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Your 10 Biggest Net Security Fears

Number 2 Foil A Harasser

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"Get a free e-mail account, and use that e-mail address for this purpose," advises Jayne Hitchcock, who was the victim of a celebrated online harassment case. Now a lecturer and writer on the topic, Hitchcock explains, "A free e-mail account is easier to cancel and/or change than your real one, so if you get harassed, spammed, or e-mail-bombed, cancel the account and open a new one. Also, be careful what you post-don't let people anger you into responding harshly. You may just be playing into the hands of a harasser."

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