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June 2, 2011

By Ondrej Krehel, Identity Theft 911

When I tell people I work in forensics they always mention CSI: Geeks in white lab coats standing over test tubes of blood, or slides of hair, running computer programs with GUIs that look more like Avatar than Windows 7, Ubuntu, or Mac OS.

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June 1, 2011

by Christopher Maag

Watch out, PayPal. Three of the nation’s largest banks announced Wednesday they’ve joined together to offer instant, person-to-person payment. The new venture, called clearXchange, is already offered in Arizona by Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America. It will be available nationwide within a year.

“We’re adding one more...

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May 28, 2011

by Adam Levin

There was a time, when the World Wide Web was young, that many entrepreneurs counted on the idea they could make money the old-fashioned way–by charging cyber-customers on a per-use basis, the same way they charged traditional brick-and-mortar patrons. Most print magazines, for example, felt they could make a seamless transition from paid print subscriptions to...

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May 27, 2011

by Christopher Maag

Most popular smartphone apps have no privacy policy to tell consumers how their personal data will be collected, stored and reused, according to a recent study by the Future of Privacy Forum. In a review of the top 30 applications across iPhones, Androids and Blackberries, 22 failed to provide a privacy policy on the company’s web site or the...

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May 26, 2011

By Ondrej Krehel, Identity Theft 911

There’s been a lot of commentary and gotcha-style journalism surrounding the Sony data breach, but not much constructive criticism.

Yes, the breach could have easily been prevented. Had Sony enabled fairly standard firewall technology and kept its systems up-to-date with the latest...

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May 25, 2011

By Matt Cullina, Identity Theft 911

New clients at Identity Theft 911 often ask me, “Aren’t all identity theft service providers the same?”

It may seem that way. Many promise seemingly...

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