A local story made the international press. Why do Twin Cities and Minnesota cops think the driver’s license database is a dating app? Krekelberg alleged that 58 fellow officers broke a federal privacy law by searching for her driver’s license data without any reason.
Identity theft is probably one of the most serious crimes that can happen to you. The bad news – identity theft in one fashion or another is likely to happen to all of us. In any given year, one in fifteen people will suffer identity theft. There are many ways that your personal information way end up in the hands of ...Continue Reading →
The idea of someone tracking your whereabouts and eavesdropping on your conversations can be unsettling. Yet, more than 58,000 Google Android users had this happen to them. That’s because these individuals had stalkerware installed on their smartphones. Stalkerware is legal but often considered unethical. Find out what stalkerware is and how it can get on your smartphone.
Stalkerware is not limited to Android phones. It can be installed ...Continue Reading →
From Experian – Not sure whether your identity might have been stolen or not? Read to find out some of the signs that may indicate you’ve been a victim of ID theft.
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Bruce Schneier explains once again why encryption back doors for cops means back doors for crooks too. “The Crypto Wars have been waging off-and-on for a quarter-century. On one side is law enforcement, which wants to be able to break encryption, to access devices and communications of terrorists ...Continue Reading →
Data breaches. It seems that every week some other company is featured in the news as the latest victim. But who really is the victim? The company that was breached, or the people whose personal information was stolen? Have you been affected by a data breach? How would you know?
A recent survey published on Lexington Law ask over a thousand people whether they knew if their data ...Continue Reading →
Check this out from the Simple Dollar. Tax-related identity theft is a growing problem in America, and the more security breaches, information hacks and digital business we do as a society, the more consumers who fall victim to it. In fact, in 2016 alone, thieves stole more than $21 ...Continue Reading →
Sounds like the crooks who tried to sell more than 600 million records last week are back with nearly 100 million more…
A woman is being sued for sending approx. 250K of her employer’s cash to an online ...Continue Reading →
- Clickjacking – In traditional click-jacking, a malicious email link actually direct you to a malicious or impostor site. A new version places something that looks like a dirt spot or hair on the web page and when the user tries to ...
Troy Hunt, of HaveIBeenPwned fame, on January 17 reported what may be the biggest data breach ever. Collection #1 is a set of email addresses and passwords totalling 2,692,818,238 rows. That’s right, 2.6 billion rows. 773 million records, from over 12,000 files, with a total size surpassing 87 gigabytes. That’s a lot of personally identifiable information ...Continue Reading →