In my free time I enjoy riding my Felt road bicycle. There is a cliché amongst cyclists, “there are two types of bikers, those who have crashed and those who haven’t crashed yet”. The same can be said about identity theft. It seems like once a week I read headlines such as Sony Hackers Claim to Have Credit Cards, and, Senate panel quizzes IRS on tax-return identity theft.From what I can tell there are no indications that identity theft will decline anytime soon either.
You have exactly three passwords, don’t you? The first is one you use for all the logins that you don’t think house anything worth stealing. You use it when you are signing up for a Web site that you might not visit ever again. It’s the default password you deploy when you’re required to “create a free account” to read an online newspaper or RSVP to an e-invitation.
It was reading this excerpt that has caused passwords to become the number one area of concern to me in my online life. Perhaps it the nearly daily email or DM on Twitter that I get from friends hacked accounts offering to sell me little blue pills or the latest work from home scheme to the more sinister hackers stealing passwords account numbers and names address and social security numbers.
Recently I have been thinking quite a bit about the information that I share with others on Facebook.
If you are like me there are photo’s of your children, grandchildren and other members of your immediate and extended family. Mrs. Cobos like most of the women I know shares her maiden name so that her old school chums can find her.
NCSU error causes kids’ personal info to be posted online http://ow.ly/5Zjyt
According to statistics released by the U.S. Department of Justice, about 1.6 million households experience theft of existing accounts other than a credit card (such as a banking account), and 1.1 million households discover misuse of personal information (such as their social security number) annually. Here are some important tips for keeping your information safe and sound: