Privacy is just now becoming a mainstream issue with the general public and we at the Identity Theft Resource Center are witnessing this changing tide firsthand. While we don’t have any long-term studies to support and prove this new trend, we can see, anecdotally, that consumers are more curious about how privacy issues will affect them, even when they are not victims of identity theft or a data breach. Here is our take on how privacy went from fringe to mainstream. Read More
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The security firm Hold Security LLC has just released an explosive report which states that login credentials for some 360 million accounts are currently being offered for sale on cyber black markets.
The sheer number of stolen account has security experts shocked. If true, it would be the biggest single data breach in history. Read More
Every time we turn around, it seems, we read that hackers have penetrated another company’s supposedly “impenetrable” servers.
Researchers have created a new tool called Honey Encryption, and it’s anything but sweet for criminals who want to get their hands on sensitive customer data. Read More
The benefits of being online far outweigh the risks, yet we also know that scams, hacks, and breaches lurk around every corner. How can we possibly sidestep all those digital pitfalls?
One approach is to become really aware of the potential consequences before we – and our children – connect. That’s no easy feat in a home that perhaps has two laptops, a few iPhones, an iPad, maybe even a PlayStation or Xbox Live, too.
We recently chatted with Michael Kaiser, the executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance about ways families can implement a few security precautions so that everyone can connect with more confidence on the Internet. Read More
Our CEO, Kent Lawson, was (infamously!) at last week's RSA security conference in San Francisco. He said that one of the more interesting presentations had to do with the differences among generations in regards to their online security. This presentation contained survey information from ZoneAlarm, an online security company. Read More
Flying from New York to San Francisco last week, I had the opportunity to check out the (unencrypted) GoGo wifi service on the plane. As my interest was purely curiosity, I used a tool that just lists the names of the websites that people are visiting. So what are people doing on the Internet at 36,000 feet? Read More
Do you think WiFi hotspot hackers are mostly interested in stealing high-value confidential information like your Social Security number, your credit card data and your bank account information? Well, think again.
Cyber crooks are some of the most cunning people on the planet. When it comes to committing identity fraud, they’re always looking for new targets of opportunity – like your airline miles. Read More