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November 18, 2011

A massive cyber attack on American infrastructure is the 21st-century equivalent of the neutron bomb. All buildings remain standing but systems inside them are rendered useless. Human beings aren’t killed on a large scale, but few, if any, are left standing either. And while this sounds pretty dire, i's quite likely some segment of this nation will at some time be shut down by cyber terrorists.

Late last month Janet Napolitano, Obama’s...

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November 16, 2011

By Ondrej Krehel, Identity Theft 911

In an earlier post we talked about how malware is built to morph or change to avoid detection. This time...

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November 8, 2011

By Matt Cullina, Identity Theft 911

Parents of gamers have likely caught wind of the hype surrounding two fall arrivals: Battlefield 3 (released Oct. 25) and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (out Nov. 8). These so-called shooter games are the latest installments to two established and—in the case of Call of Duty, wildly successful—video game series....

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November 8, 2011

If you’re a senior citizen who suspects you’ve been scammed in a financial fraud, or if you are the adult child of a senior facing a possible financial scam, a new hotline may help you report the problem and get help.

But you’ll have to act fast. The hotline will only be open for one day: Nov. 10. And the hours will be limited, too. The hotline will only operate between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time...

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October 28, 2011

Credit scores determine how much we pay for mortgages, auto loans and credit cards. Now there are new types of scores that measure more than just our credit worthiness: They influence our reputation, employability and lifestyle.

Experian has a formula to gauge whether consumers will file for bankruptcy. Equifax tabulates a score on discretionary income. And Fair Isaac Co., which offers the FICO credit score, has...

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October 26, 2011

Betty Chan-Bauza, Identity Theft 911

Most people have done it—taken a time-out from surfing the Web to type their own names into the search engine. For many, the impulse is driven simply by curiosity. What results come back about me? But for savvy Internet users, the check-ups are a regular part of managing...

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