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2010-01-20 07:30:00

BEDFORD, Mass., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC), announced the results of its 2010 Global Online Consumer Security Survey that polled more than 4,500 consumers regarding their awareness of online threats, concerns with the safety of their personal information online and their willingness to share it, and desire for better identity protection. To view the multimedia version of this release, visit:...

2009-04-14 08:30:00

SEATTLE, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- WatchGuard Technologies Highlights / News Facts: Strong Growth of VoIP Makes it a Target - Recently published reports predict that nearly 75 percent of corporate phone lines will be using Voice over IP (VoIP) in the next two years; expectations are that half of small-to-medium sized businesses and two-thirds of all enterprise organizations will be using VoIP. By this year's end, the global total number of VoIP subscribers (residential and commercial) is...

2009-03-24 07:03:00

Phishing, Vishing and Unscrupulous Tax Preparers Pose a Threat NORWALK, Conn., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Tax time will unfortunately bring more than a refund check to many taxpayers this year. Affinion Security Center, a leading provider of identity theft protection, detection and resolution services, recently conducted a survey of 1,000 adults to determine the level of awareness and concern that exists for tax- and employment-related identity theft. Overall, the findings revealed that...

2009-02-27 13:06:00

National Consumer Protection Week is ideal time to safeguard personal information from resourceful thieves TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers need to use all the tools available to proactively fight today's creative, technologically-savvy identity thieves. Without the appropriate tools for protecting personal information and keeping it out of criminals' hands, more consumers will likely join the list of millions of identity theft victims in the United States. National Consumer...

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2008-10-22 14:10:00

Two British inventors have created a device to save phone owners from annoying and malicious phone calls. The so-called TrueCall system can actually learn to distinguish between welcome and unwelcome callers. "TrueCall is designed to give people control of their landlines," said John Price, who co-designed TrueCall alongside Steve Smith. "You can bolt the door and close the curtains but your landline is the weak link in your privacy," he said. Users can set up a star list, which consists of...

2008-10-10 12:00:16

ITAC, the Identity Theft Assistance Center, today joined the Federal Trade Commission in urging consumers to be careful regarding e-mails that look as if they come from a financial institution that recently acquired a consumer's bank, savings and loan, or mortgage. ITAC also anticipates an increase in refinancing and other credit-related scams. "Whether it's a natural disaster or a man-made one, criminals prey on the confusion and anxiety that follows to steal your personal information and...

2008-08-07 03:00:14

A new scam intent on stealing personal information is gaining popularity. The scheme, called vishing, has recently targeted people in Richmond's 804 area code. "The number of people who are making complaints about this type of crime is on the rise," said Cathy Milhoan, spokeswoman for the FBI's cyber division. But vishing is so new that most people aren't aware that it is taking place. Vishing can occur in three ways: automated phone calls, text messages or e-mails. In each method,...

2008-08-06 03:00:25

By B.C. Manion, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Aug. 6--TOWN 'N COUNTRY -- If you can save it or spend it, chances are someone has found a way to steal it. That was the gist of a recent talk given by Debbie Brown, an investigator for the Hillsborough County Consumer Protection Agency, to members of the Town 'N Country Park Homeowners Civic Association. Brown's presentation, "Scams, Schemes and Scoundrels," covered dozens of ways people can get ripped off. She warned civic association members...

2008-06-16 15:00:17

By PHIL MULKINS Dear Action Line: I received an e-mail message, apparently from Tulsa Teachers Credit Union, that my account had been "compromised" by hackers and shut down by the credit union. It asked me to call a North Carolina (704) number to provide my TTCU routing and account numbers so the credit union could reactivate my account. I've been calling the credit union for three days to ask about this but can't get past the busy signals. I'm sure this is a hoax, but do I need to check on...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.