Did Consumer Reports Get It Wrong on ID Theft?

Identity Theft

Did Consumer Reports Get It Wrong on ID Theft?

Did Consumer Reports Get It Wrong on ID Theft?

We commissioned a national poll last month which found that nearly 40 percent of Americans believe “identity theft is not a serious problem.” In fact, they said they thought that it’s “a marketing tool or scare tactic for companies selling credit monitoring or ID theft protection.” When we saw these results we were aghast.  How… Read More

12.6 Million Reasons Why Identity Theft Matters

Identity Theft

12.6 Million Reasons Why Identity Theft Matters

12.6 Million Reasons Why Identity Theft Matters

If you still believe identity theft is a marketing gimmick, it’s time to take a look at the Federal Trade Commission report released this week. Identity theft is once again the top complaint in America, as it has been for 13 years. Identity theft complaints surged by 32 percent in 2012 to nearly 370,000, and… Read More

5 Ways to Prepare for the Coming Cyber War

Identity Theft

5 Ways to Prepare for the Coming Cyber War

5 Ways to Prepare for the Coming Cyber War

This spring, the term “cyber war” turns 20. In his seminal 1993 paper “Cyberwar is Coming!” master military strategist John Arquilla envisioned an entirely new kind of battle. That vision was articulated again, but as reality, in President Obama’s State of the Union Address last week. The president’s call for a more serious approach to… Read More

7 Ways to Protect Your Privacy Before Facebook Gets Hacked

Identity Theft

7 Ways to Protect Your Privacy Before Facebook Gets Hacked

7 Ways to Protect Your Privacy Before Facebook Gets Hacked

We’re coming up on three years since Mark Zuckerberg famously announced, “The age of privacy is over.” Some of us, however, still value our privacy. The nonstop Facebook information grabs of late, coupled with recent high profile security breaches, point to the inevitable: a catastrophic breach at Facebook. When that happens, the most concentrated dossier… Read More

Who’s Behind the Latest Bank Giveaway?

Personal Finance

Who’s Behind the Latest Bank Giveaway?

Who’s Behind the Latest Bank Giveaway?

Last week offered a very good snapshot of the state of things in the wake of mortgage crisis. On the one hand, there was news of a woefully inadequate $8.5 billion settlement as “remedy” for irresponsible (and worse) behavior by mortgage servicers. On the other, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced regulations that might help… Read More

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