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Op-Ed: The time bomb in your wallet

Every once in a while, those reminders of the march of time arrive. Before turning 50, it was invitations to join AARP. Now, approaching 65, it is the incessant mail about Medicare supplement programs.
In the Media by Bob Pinzler

With data breaches hitting SnapChat, a new rival emerges in Wickr

As security issues continue to plague the SnapChat mobile photo sharing application, a rival service appears ready to exploit the weakness.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

Miami cop found guilty of identity theft, fraud

Fort Lauderdale - It wasn't the most difficult crime to commit. The 28-year-old officer just sat at his laptop and retrieved names and other information from the police database. He then submitted false income tax returns and obtained refunds.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 1 comment

Wisconsin man arrested, posed as neighbour in Craigslist sex ad

Waterford - It was a joke. But neither the neighbour who had men coming to her door seeking sex or the Waterford, Wisconsin police saw the humour in it.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 7 comments

Report: One new identity theft victim every 3 seconds in U.S.

A recently released report says in 2012 there was one new victim of identity theft every three seconds in the United States. The thefts accounted for billions of dollars.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 9 comments

Are passwords on the way out? EyeVerify uses 'eyeprint' security Special

Today people rely on passwords to protect digital information. For years, these strings of code have been the "keys" to access digital property. As 2013 arrives, will passwords be enough to protect valuable personal information?
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 7 comments

Study: Offline schemes are top causes of identity fraud

A new study conducted by an insurance company says, despite the increased use of the Internet being used to conduct business, that offline schemes are the top known causes of identity fraud.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 5 comments

Authorities warn of Election Day identity theft related scams

Authorities in several regions across the U.S. are warning the public about Election Day-related scams. Over the past several weeks different types of scams have emerged that appear to take aim at identity theft or voter fraud.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 6 comments

Identity theft ring busted near San Francisco Airport Special

South San Francisco - This high-tech digital age we live in provides us with so many conveniences, especially when traveling, communicating with friends and family or shopping. Yet Identity theft and scams of all kinds is a very real danger.
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Australia’s proposed Internet tracking laws won’t work

Sydney - The proposal to store the data of all Australian users for 2 years has drawn a storm of outrage. Now it’s starting to look like it can’t even do the job it’s supposed to do. There are some serious weaknesses from the point of view of law enforcement
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 15 comments
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How do I restore my identity once it has been stolen?

The Federal Trade Commission offers invaluable tools for restoring your identity if it has already been compromised....
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Mar 12, 2013 by Michael Essany

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