ID Theft

Torrington Security Researcher Rings Alarm Bell On Software Capable Of Capturing Android Phone Data

December 7, 2011
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Trevor Eckhart, a Torrington security researcher, has set off a firestorm over his allegations that a diagnostic software company, CarrierIQ, is capturing the content of text messages and other personally identifiable information on hundreds of millions of mobile phones running the Google Android operating system. Eckhart alleged that the Carrier IQ software is often...

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Holiday Shopping Is Prime Time For Crooks To Steal Your Information

December 5, 2011
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Claims of lost or stolen credit cards go up by nearly 20% during the holiday season, according to PNC Bank. The reasons are twofold: we tend to use our cards more during this time of year, and thieves are smart enough to know that people tend to be rushed and distracted during this time...

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Vicious Computer Virus Attacks Increase During Holiday Shopping Seasons

December 3, 2011
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Denise Talbot was right to worry about an email she received recently telling her that her computer spam filter program needed to be renewed. Looking at the email from AVG, she noticed that the word license was misspelled, and there was a second typo, making her suspicious and asking my opinion on whether it...

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Your Printer May Be Vulnerable To Virus And ID Theft

November 30, 2011
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“Could a hacker from half-way around the planet control your printer and give it instructions so frantic that it could eventually catch fire? Or use a hijacked printer as a copy machine for criminals, making it easy to commit identity theft or even take control of entire networks that would otherwise be secure?” “It’s...

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