So, you have your anti-virus, firewall and anti-spyware installed. You have a hardware firewall on your router. You computer is fully updated to prevent zero-day attacks. You keep your wallet chained to you at all times and never leave your credit cards anywhere. You shred ALL your important papers and documents and store the ones you can’t shred in a locked safe. Your identity is safe…right? Think again.
Just when you thought you knew all the ways thieves steal your information, something pops up that takes us all by surprise. Copy machines. That’s right, copy machines are your new threat. Since More >
Don’t you hate it when you go to pay your health bill only to find that someone used your name and social security number to get a $12,000 liposuction procedure?
What, this has never happened to you? Well, if you’re not careful, it may.
Sierra Morgan of Modesto, CA., had her medical identity stolen and the thief racked up that $12,000 bill.
Shortly after opening a health care credit account to get braces for her teeth, a thief stole the account. Morgan didn’t learn about the crime until she logged in to pay the bill and saw the charge.
Medical identity theft is not More >
I would like to talk about a story that hit locally. It concerns a growing trend in “Skimming”. Just the other day a device that records credit card and debit card information was found in a 7-Eleven gas pump. Authorities say the device could have been there for over 60 days.
What is even more disturbing is that someone would have had to take the gas pump apart to hide the device inside where it was found. Investigators say that the management and employees were not involved. So how did this person do this without having record of it in the More >
I get it. I know how much of a hassle it can be to use a different password for everything you do. You have banking passwords, email passwords, forum passwords, blog passwords, computer logon passwords – the list can go on forever. Just about everything has a password.
If you are one of those who uses the same password for everything, I know you’re out there, let me plead my case about its dangers and ask you to make one simple change to get you on the path to better security practices.
A new study by Trusteer, an online security firm, reports More >