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…
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.
If you are like me you may have shared information about an upcoming vacation, your home phone or pictures of your vegetable garden. Like me you’ve probably even shared your cell phone so that your friends can reach you. All of which is invaluable information to Identity Thieves maybe even more so than your account numbers and corresponding passwords. Fifty-two percent of Millennials are on their social network of choice several times a day, leaving 18 percent of users exposed to malware, the study found – Jacques Erasmus Ex-Hacker Turned Internet Security Adviser
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: