By spotting these early warning signs of identity theft, you can minimize the impact on you and your family. We’re all spending more of our time online. Last year, US adults spent one hour more per day on digital activities across all of their devices than they did in 2019. By the end of 2022, we may … More 5 warning signs your identity has been stolen
A victim of identity theft tells us how criminals used his identity to commit fraud and what it took to put his life back in order. When a former neighbor contacted Martin K. (not his real name) in August 2020 to tell him that he’d received a letter at his old address, Martin K. thought nothing of … More ‘My bank account was in a shambles’: The ordeal of an identity theft victim
What issues would face scanning attached to a mobile device resolve and, if used correctly, would it make the incursion into my privacy acceptable? On December 1st, China’s regulation requiring people to have their face scanned when subscribing for a new mobile phone took effect. If you were not aware of this regulation your initial … More Face scanning – privacy concern or identity protection?
One of the most famous recent incidents was the attack on the bitcoin exchange, Bitstamp. On this occasion, 19,000 BTC were stolen after the virtual wallets belonging to the exchange were compromised. The equivalent value of the resulting loss amounted to an astonishing USD 5 million. So, how can you protect yourself? You need to … More 10 tips for protecting your virtual Bitcoin wallet
Now that Facebook’s timeline feature is in the final stages of being rolled out to all users (including, finally, to my account), it is important that everyone understands how to use the feature and, most importantly, how to secure your identity and privacy in its new context. Timeline is quite a simple feature, introduced by … More Facebook timeline security & privacy: steps to keep your account & identity safe