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February 22, 2012

By Philip Cioppa, Arbol Financial Strategies

Just when you think you've heard the latest in identity theft, along comes a new and innovative way to rob you of your personal information and compromise your identity. I's happening in condo and townhouse developments primarily, but it could also occur in a neighborhood of single-family homes.

There are a couple ways the...

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February 22, 2012

 

Identity theft is on the rise, according to a report released today by Javelin Strategy & Research.

The crime struck almost 12 million victims in 2011, a whopping 13 percent increase from 2010. The main reasons why: the growing number of data breaches and increasing reliance on smartphones and social media.

“I's no surprise that identity theft continues to be a time-consuming and expensive problem, but i's just one fraction of the overall identity picture," said Adam...

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February 14, 2012

By Joseph Lazzarotti, partner, Jackson Lewis LLP

According to a Ponemon Institute study*, data breaches occurring in the hands of third-party vendors amounted to 39 percent of breaches in 2010. Whether it be cloud service providers, benefits brokers, medical billing services, debt...

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February 13, 2012

By Christopher Maag

VeriSign Inc., the company responsible for assuring that more than half the world’s websites are authentic, was hacked multiple times in 2010, and the thieves succeeded in stealing information.

The company is one of the major pillars of the Internet, responsible for assuring the authenticity of all websites that end in .com, .gov and...

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February 10, 2012

by Christopher Maag

Maybe you think you can spot scam emails by the broken English, the pleas to wire money via Western Union and the references to Nigerian princes. Think again. The latest phishing attacks are so well-crafted, they look exactly like emails you might receive from major banks like Wells Fargo and Bank of America, says...

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February 7, 2012

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Millions of taxpayers are filing their returns online. But how safe is their personally identifiable information?

The IRS lists 15 Free File companies where taxpayers can submit their returns without charge if they meet certain eligibility criteria, such as age, income and state of residence.

Our experts took a closer look...

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