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April 8, 2011

By Ondrej Krehel

Some consumers are getting inundated with email warnings that their personal information may have been compromised in the Epsilon data breach.

Hackers continue to probe systems for vulnerabilities, while businesses fail to sufficiently secure customer data and, as a result, data breaches occur on a daily basis. The lack of protection of your valuable information is aggravating, and it demonstrates...

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April 7, 2011

by Christopher Maag

A massive data breach at an Internet marketing company has compromised the personal information of customers at some of the nation’s largest banks, retailers and grocery stores. The number of people whose information was exposed is not yet known.

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April 4, 2011

The news gets worse by the hour. In what could be the most extensive data breach in U.S. history, at least 20 companies have reportedly joined the list of Epsilon clients whose customers’ names and email addresses were accessed by hackers on March 30.

The number of affected consumers has yet to be tallied, but breached...

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March 31, 2011

By Susan Grant

Earlier this month, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) released guidelines that encourage identity theft service providers to act responsibly and help consumers choose services that follow best practices.

Another resource for consumers is the CFA’s tips, “...

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March 28, 2011

According to the Ponemon Institute’s U.S. Cost of a Data Breach Study, insider data breaches have decreased in number from 2008 to 2009. The reason for the decrease is “likely resulting from training and awareness programs having a positive affect on employees' sensitivity and awareness about the protection of personal information” (Ponemon).

In the same Ponemon study, it was found that...

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March 21, 2011

By Ondrej Krehel

No single document contains more personal information than your tax return. Name, address, date of birth, Social Security number, employer information, banking accounts, routing numbers, credit card payment data—the list could go on. So i's imperative that your tax documents are secure.

The days of filling out a paper tax form in black ink, with a calculator on the table, are over. Most of us file online, use...

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