Category: privacy

ID Theft – And So It Begins…

I’ve written about ID theft before. Never thought I’d experience it, first hand. But I guess it’s bound to happen to everyone, the way they’re hacking nowadays. Found out yesterday, some wonderful slime ball walked into an Apple Store last week, used my SS# and driver’s license# to open a couple of AT&T Mobile Wireless
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HuffPost – Texas Exposes Private Records: State Accidentally Releases 3.5 Million Personal Records

Another case for making it mandatory to have peoples personal info stored in an encrypted database: The personal records of some 3.5 million Texans were inadvertently exposed after they were placed on a state computer server that was accessible to the public for about a year, state officials said on Monday. State Comptroller Susan Combs
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Epsilon e-mail Marketing Breach

By now, you may have heard of the security breach at mass email marketing company Epsilon, where the names and email addresses of thousands, if not millions, of people have been stolen. The current list of companies include: 1-800-Flowers AbeBooks Ameriprise Financial Barclays Bank Best Buy Brookstone Citibank Disney Destinations Hilton Worldwide JP Morgan Chase
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SecureID firm, RSA, has it’s servers hacked

Man, security is getting tougher. When the servers at a well known security firm get hacked, we need to rethink our security protocols and business practices. From Sophos/Naked Security: Hackers have broken into the servers of RSA, the security division of EMC, and stolen information related to the company’s SecurID two-factor authentication products. Read the
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Obama Eyeing Internet ID for Americans – Tech Talk – CBS News

President Obama is planning to hand the U.S. Commerce Department authority over a forthcoming cybersecurity effort to create an Internet ID for Americans, a White House official said here today. If it weren’t for the Wikileaks debacle (nice security there guys!), the fact that government programs can’t be financed properly (Social Security, Medicare, the Postal
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