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2013-10-24 12:25:19

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Coalition for a Secure Driver's License (CSDL) issued its top four ways to help 'STOP' child identity theft. Theft of a child's identity is a growing problem in the United States. According to a 2011 Carnegie Mellon CyLab study, a child has a 51 times higher attack rate on his or her Social Security Number than an adult. The study also found that more than ten percent of all child identities analyzed in the study exhibited...

2013-10-21 08:32:17

Experian's ProtectMyID® exposes a disconnect between what people know about identity theft risks and what they actually are doing to protect themselves COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new online survey by Harris Interactive, conducted for Experian's ProtectMyID(®), reveals consumers are still at high risk for identity theft, failing to practice even simple safeguards. The survey, fielded to coincide with National Protect Your Identity Week, shows the vast...

2013-10-19 23:03:48

A Sydney-based and owned company ARMOURCARD has developed the first active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) protection device for people who are serious about securing their identity Sydney, AUSTRALIA (PRWEB) October 19, 2013 A Sydney-based and owned company ARMOURCARD has developed the first active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) protection device for people who are serious about securing their identity. The ARMOURCARD device actively blocks RFID signals, preventing personal...

2013-10-18 23:21:29

Will help customers minimize the damage from identity theft ripoff schemes. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 DrivingHistory.com is starting an initiative to help people who have become the victim of identity theft ripoff schemes, the company said yesterday. “One of the ways people use our service is to make sure they have not become the target of an identity theft ripoff,” a DrivingHistory.com spokesman said. “But if they find out they have been a ripoff target, they often...

2013-10-18 23:21:26

People who want death records as part of an identity theft ripoff will be blocked from their system. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 DeathCertificateLookup.com is launching a security system that will keep people from using their death records as part of an identity theft ripoff scheme, the company said yesterday. “We want to help people who have legitimate reasons to want to look up death records,” the DeathCertificateLookup.com spokesman said. “We don't want to become a...

2013-10-18 23:03:26

Millions of customer data and credit card information decrypted in massive security breach, according to IT New York. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 As reported by the New York Times on October 3, 2013 (“Adobe Announces Security Breach”, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/04/technology/adobe-announces-security-breach.html?_r=0) Software giant Adobe announced that nearly 3 million of their user database stored with sensitive customer information was compromised as a result of a...

2013-10-17 08:27:45

Identity protection begins with your credit report COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 12 million Americans have fallen victim to identity theft, and the total financial loss attributed to identity theft in 2013 is $21 billion so far, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. In recognition of National Protect Your Identity Week (Oct. 20-26), Experian® suggests several ways to proactively monitor credit to identify unauthorized activity and stop possible identity...

2013-10-14 23:23:33

With the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, officially in effect as of this October, there has been a significant increase in scammers taking advantage of those confused by the new changes in American healthcare policy. The FTC has found healthcare fraud to be on the rise and is expecting it to increase in the following months, leading to both fraud and identity theft for consumers. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 14, 2013 With the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare,...

2013-10-10 23:28:23

Web Security Experts, IT New York, offer tips on how to prevent becoming prey during holiday season. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 2013 has definitely been a year of introductions to many new technologies including the latest Apple gadgets, social media platforms and integrations, video game consoles, and many others. There is no doubt that in order to remain competitive and up-to-date in today’s society that technology is an integral part of daily life. Widely popular shows...

2013-10-08 23:26:44

HR.com is presenting a webinar series on October 15, 2013 that features Charles Read-CEO/CPA/Author presenting a session about company security called: "Payroll Security-How Secure Are You?" This webinar offers cases studies and solutions that can be utilized immediately to secure an organization. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Security, what company doesn’t have concerns? Have these questions been asked and answered: How has your company handled security issues? Is...