Blog Posts Tagged with "Identity Theft"


College Students At Risk For Identity Theft

October 01, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Students’ Social Security numbers have traditionally been openly displayed on student badges, testing information, and in filing cabinets and databases all over campus. College students have always been easy marks because their credit is ripe for the taking...

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Identity Theft Targets Hispanic Community

September 10, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Puerto Rican stolen identities have surfaced in immigration raids all over the country. Jose Marrero, who was born and lived his entire life in Puerto Rico, had no idea that someone was using his name and Social Security number to charge thousands of dollars in Miami and Chicago...

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Do You Really Need Identity Theft Protection?

September 03, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Identity theft protection detractors say, Why pay a monthly fee when all you have to do is… The fact is, you can’t protect yourself from all forms of identity theft, and the types that you can guard against require a Rain Man-like focus. One way or another, it’s going to cost you time or money or both...

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Thirteen Million Records Breached in 2010 - So Far

September 01, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Even if you are protecting your PC and keeping your critical security patches and antivirus definitions updated, there is always a chance that your bank or credit card company may get hacked. With millions of records being compromised every year, consider your data breached!

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Travel Security and Identity Theft Scams

August 26, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Traveling for business or pleasure is hectic, unnerving, not at all glamorous and often draining. Often, we say we need a vacation after a vacation. And when traveling, the last thing you need is to be ripped off. Things to consider...

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Mitigating Corporate and Personal Identity Theft

August 02, 2010 Added by:Global Knowledge

Corporations are just as much at risk as individuals are of being victimized by criminal elements engaging in large scale Identity Theft exploits, and proactive mitigation strategies must be implemented in order to protect corporate integrity and the company's bottom line...

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Arming Yourself Against Identity Theft

July 29, 2010 Added by:Jay Ferron

What are criminals looking for? Social Security numbers, passwords, mother's maiden name, birth dates, billing and e-mail addresses, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and ATM pins. The more information you give them, the easier it is to steal your identity...

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Identity Theft – Common Consumer Errors

July 15, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

People who have been victimized by identity theft often have a difficult time functioning as a result of their circumstance. Some deal with minor administrative annoyances whiles others suffer financial devastation and legal nightmares...

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LifeLock and Billionaire John Menard

July 14, 2010 Added by:Roger M

Recently I heard a radio show advertising LifeLock which used a recent attempt to rob billionaire John Menard and his bank of $475,000 as an example of why you need LifeLock - a bad example...

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Introducing Robert Siciliano – Identity Theft Expert and McAfee Consultant

July 14, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

From the late 90’s up through the present I’ve witnessed the exploding growth of identity theft fueled by Internet access, the overuse and availability of Social Security numbers, the speed of technology outpacing that of security, and a fundamentally flawed system of identification...

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Banking's BIG Dilemma: How to Stop Cyberheists

June 18, 2010 Added by:John Frank

In online banking and payments, customers' PCs have become the Achilles' heel of the financial industry as cyber-crooks remotely take control of the computers to make unauthorized funds transfers, often to faraway places. The dilemma for banks boils down to this: How far can they go to help protect customer desktops that function like part of their shared network but aren't owned by the bank?

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What happens after someone steals your Facebook Profile?

May 24, 2010 Added by:Mike Himley

Researchers at VeriSign's iDefense group recently reported that up to 1.5 million Facebook profiles were stolen and for sale in the criminal underground. [i]  The sale price was reported between $25-$45 per 1,000 user profiles.  According to the article, Facebook did not respond to requests for comment from Verisign so it could be more or less than 1.5M.  Was James' profile among th...

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Phishers Ties Up Victims Phones, Killing Notification

May 22, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Many of today’s automated processes are designed with security and/or convenience in mind. For example, if a credit card companies’ anomaly detection software detects irregular spending on your credit card the software may freeze your account or call you to make sure you are in-fact the one making the charge. While this may help to secure you, it also may inconvenience you if yo...

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ID Theft: It’s What You Can’t Control

May 09, 2010 Added by:Ester Horowitz

ID Theft is a personal problem because it focuses on the personally identifiable information of individuals, but it’s a company problem too. It’s not only about how you control the flow of information and what information you have within the organization.

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Why American’s Identities Are Easily Stolen

May 06, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

We can fix this thing, but we won’t because we don’t want to be inconvenienced. I’m introduced to amazing technologies every week that will stop this. All they need is government support and system wide adoption. Meanwhile, Chuck Schumer and Ed Markey and the rest of the grand standing politicians scream about privacy and security issues when they see an opportunity for publicity...

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Would you like to meet an Identity Thief?

May 03, 2010 Added by:Bruno Pavlicek

Much has been written on the topic of Identity Theft. But what do we really know about the identity thieves themselves. Who are they? How do they operate? What motivates them? To begin with, one needs to appreciate that America is plagued with an endless epidemic of identity theft.

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