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Discover the prank caller with reverse phone search

The availability of free reverse mobile phone lookup services on the web may prove to be useful in future. The service comes with a number of benefits especially when a comparison with paid directories is made. Many people are getting to know that the cell phone lookup services are getting not only more common but […]

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Copy Machines, a Security Risk

Think you know how to keep your information safe? Think again.

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Identity Theft Prevention | Credit Reports & Fraud Alerts

“Identity theft is the information age’s new crime. A criminal collects enough personal data on the victim to impersonate him to banks, credit card companies and other financial institutions. Then he racks up debt in the victim’s name, collects the cash and disappears. The victim is left holding the bag. While some of the losses […]

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13 Things an Identity Thief Won’t Tell You

Image by CarbonNYC via Flickr Stopping Identity Theft: 10 Easy Steps to Security by Reader’s Digest Magazine, on Thu Aug 12, 2010 Interviews by Michelle Crouch Former identity thieves confess the tactics they use to scam you. 1. Watch your back. In line at the grocery store, I’ll hold my phone like I’m looking at […]

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Identity theft: How to protect your kids

Image by TheTruthAbout… via Flickr Stopping Identity Theft: 10 Easy Steps to Security Identity theft that targets children is rising. Here are five steps to protect your family By Alissa Figueroa Identity theft has grown into a multibillion-dollar problem. And it’s not only adults who are targeted. At least 7 percent of the reported cases […]

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Mary’s Pizza hit by hackers

Image by purpleslog via Flickr There is a big misconception out there that PCI DSS compliance does not apply to us, we are relatively small company The fact is PCI DSS must be met by all organizations that transmit, process or store payment card data. Also business owner want to know what is ROI on […]

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Anti-fraud service bamboozle consumers

Image via Wikipedia by Edward Wyatt provided by – NYTimes.com Lifelock, the company that brazenly broadcast its chief executive’s Social Security number as part of its claim that it could protect anyone against identity theft, agreed on Tuesday to pay $12 million to settle charges that it misled consumers about the effectiveness of its service. […]

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New phishing scams attack with precision

Phishing: Cutting the Identity Theft Line When TippingPoint’s president and chief technology officer, Marc Willebeek-Lemair, received an e-mail from the Federal Trade Commission informing him that a client was filing a complaint against his network security company for overcharges, he was directed to download the complaint – a Microsoft Word file – from an FTC […]

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Five ways to lose your identity

By Jaikumar Vijayan The rush by shoppers to the Web makes the season a great time for online retailers. It’s also a great time for hackers looking to steal data and money from the unwary millions expected to search for great deals online. Checkout huge savings on Today’s Hot Deals on Information Security Solutions for […]

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Identity Theft Tip off, Countermeasure and Consequence

Image by włodi via FlickrAmericans fear having their identities “stolen” by cybercriminals more than they do becoming victims of a terror attack, getting mugged or having their homes burglarized, according to a new survey released by Gallup, a polling firm. Stopping Identity Theft: 10 Easy Steps to Security Identity theft is a crime in which […]

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Sophisticated phishing attack and countermeasures

Phishing and Countermeasures: Understanding the Increasing Problem of Electronic Identity Theft Phishing is a practice of luring unsuspecting Internet users to a fake Web site by using authentic-looking email with the real organization’s logo, in an attempt to steal passwords, financial or personal information. In daily life people advise to retrace your steps when you […]

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12 Phishing Threats and Identity Theft

Have you ever thought of losing something and you cannot live without it? Yes, that something can be your identity. Phishing is a practice of luring unsuspecting Internet users to a fake Web site by using authentic-looking email with the real organization’s logo, in an attempt to steal passwords, financial or personal information. In daily […]

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