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April 19, 2011

by Christopher Maag

How many websites do you currently visit that require you to log in with a username and password? Five? Dozens? And how many times do you type the same password into many...

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April 18, 2011

By Brian McGinley, Identity Theft 911

When it comes to instituting a security protocol at your business—be it a Fortune 500 company or a three-man shop—you have to establish expectations and trust your employees to do the right thing. If you can’t trust them, i's time to find some new people.

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April 18, 2011

by Christopher Maag

The Texas Comptroller’s Office exposed the personally identifying information of 3.5 million people, exposing them to the risk of identity theft “for a long period of time,” according to a statement released Monday by Comptroller Susan Combs.

The...

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April 15, 2011

By Eduard Goodman, Identity Theft 911

The Federal Trade Commission is taking its role as America’s privacy and data protection authority more seriously than ever.

Fresh on the heels of its new-era privacy manifesto, which lays out its evolving expectations around the intersection of privacy and...

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April 14, 2011

By Ondrej Krehel, Identity Theft 911

Are you being tracked online? The answer is yes. There are financial incentives for everyone from malicious hackers, to scheming governments, to an industry that has found a way to monetize your digital habits.

Behavioral marketing—delivering ads to consumers based on their activity online—is...

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April 13, 2011

It seems too blatantly unjust to be true: You receive a debt collection letter stating that you owe money. The collection agency starts calling you, repeatedly, demanding payment. You tell them the account isn’t yours, but they keep insisting it is. Finally, your credit score takes a hit, and you spend months cleaning up the mess.

Unfortunately, “...

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