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What One Top Ten Identity Theft State is Doing About It

August 6, 2008 | Posted in Legal

Consumers are not the only ones concerned about and taking steps to protect against identity theft. Many states are taking important steps to protect their residents. A few of these steps include stiffer penalties, imposing sanctions and fines on careless companies and providing their residents with many tools necessary to correct the errors that identity …

Employers Beware of Identity Theft Employees

August 6, 2008 | Posted in Legal

The crime of identity theft by employees is reaching record numbers, maybe because of a heightened awareness of the crime, or progress made by many states in detecting this crime as well as enforcing stricter penalties. Consumers are not the only ones who can benefit from the awareness of how easy and common the practice …

Are You Really the Patient? Medical Identity Theft Facts You Didn’t Know

July 29, 2008 | Posted in Legal

The public has become more armed against the threats of identity theft. While identity thieves can steal individuals’ money, ruin their good credit and cause years of aggravation and stress, an alternative form of identity theft, medical identity theft, can actually threaten lives. Medical identity thieves steal and misuse other people’s personal information including their …

Seven Steps to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft on Shared Computers

July 28, 2008 | Posted in Legal

Personal computers are widespread and shared computers are a popular means for internet access. These “public” computers exist in libraries, colleges, coffee house cyber cafes, and other places. They are popular because they offer quick, convenient access to the world wide web. Unfortunately, they are also very popular with identity thieves because they present an …

Information Card Foundation and How it Can Protect You on Line

July 14, 2008 | Posted in Computers and Technology

Identity theft is a criminal activity that continues to inconvenience online users and, taken to its extremes, it can cause financial disaster to its innocent victims. Several different means exist to help individuals avoid identity theft but no matter how careful a person might be to protect their identity, these internet security problems continue unabated …

Shield Your Information While Shopping On-Line

July 12, 2008 | Posted in Internet

Identity theft is a growing problem and as it continues to spread throughout the internet, investigators and software developers are gaining a better understanding of the practice of identity theft; how it works, how thieves conduct their practice, and how to stop the problem before it begins. Identity theft comes in many forms, like spam, …

Product Review: IronKey USB Memory and Encryption

June 21, 2008 | Posted in Legal

“Laptop theft is the second most common computer crime and less than 2 percent of those stolen laptops are ever recovered”, according to the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. “Four in five (81%) of US firms have had at least one laptop stolen containing sensitive information according to a recent study.” …

Securities Investment Protection That Every Consumer Should Know About

May 29, 2008 | Posted in Finances

What is the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC)? The Securities Investor Protection Corporation was created by the U.S. Congress in 1970. The primary purpose of the SIPC is to help individuals who have lost money, stocks and other securities stolen by brokers or when their investments are at risk because a brokerage firm fails. Protection …

Password Protection, Encryption And Generation For Everyday Use

May 16, 2008 | Posted in Computers and Technology

With technology comes convenience, and the technology of the Internet grows each day allowing busy people and consumers to do more in less time. Some of the most often used Internet sites include; on-line banking, internet shopping, on-line bill paying, research at our fingertips, e-mail, instant messaging, photo image storing and creation and so much …

Why Should You Use A Keylogger Program And What Are The Best Ones For Home And Business

May 9, 2008 | Posted in Legal

Keylogger is a program that monitors and records the keystrokes used on your computer. You may wonder why this information is important. It is important to both the legitimate and illegitimate users of computer because legitimate users, such as businesses or individuals can find out important information about where people have been on their computer. …

Is Intelius Your Source Of Information?

May 6, 2008 | Posted in Legal

Intelius is a data gathering information service available for individuals and businesses. Individuals may search for information on themselves or anyone else based on personal information such as name, address and telephone number or even the email address. Social security number searches are also available. Results vary, but reports may include information regarding credit report, …

Virtual Credit Card Number Makes Shopping On-line Safer

April 30, 2008 | Posted in Finances

Millions of people each year are victims of identity theft. As a result consumers have become even more cautious about the use and release of their credit card information. Although many consumers want to enjoy the convenience of shopping on-line one-fifth of identity theft victims claim that on-line credit card use was the primary reason …

Does Your Computer Need A Doctor Called? Or A Second Opinion?

April 23, 2008 | Posted in Computers and Technology

Quite often for some unexplained reason our computers slow down, they crash and burn, we receive strange error messages with no idea how to fix them, or worse yet, the dreaded blank blue screen appears for no apparent reason. Usually the reason for these types of errors is because of “bugs” in our personal computer …