Monthly Archive

May 2012

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 13 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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Flame: The Malware

Recently, what has been a hot topic in the news is the infection of computers and computer systems in the Middle East. The damage is being attributed to a new threat that is being called "the most sop... read more..

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Facebook Social Media Survey

Facebook Social Media Survey The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) recently conducted a brief Facebook Social Media Survey to measure interaction trends between internet users and Facebook. The I... read more..

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Mobile Providers Offering Free Anti-Virus

I received a text message from my mobile provider the other day stating that as a premium customer I could download a free anti-virus for my Smartphone. Jaded as I am, working in identity theft, I was... read more..

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ITRC Goes to Canada, Ey?

Earlier this month members of the ITRC team, in an effort to promote greater education and unity of effort in the fight against identity theft, made a visit to Vancouver, BC, where Canada's newest non... read more..

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2011 IC3 Report Recap

Every year the Internet Crime Complaint Center, known as IC3, releases their report of the complaints they have received throughout the prior year. This information in gathered through the reports mad... read more..

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Child ID Theft

Social networking sites are a great way for families and friends to stay in contact with each other. They also provide an open forum for people to speak their mind, talk about issues that are importan... read more..

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What the IRS is Doing About Tax Fraud

A year ago in May, the ITRC posted ITRC Fact Sheet FS 143, which provided an overview of what the IRS was doing to combat identity theft, and help those victims who specifically had IRS issues because... read more..

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Shame on you MySpace

The Federal Trade Commission charged social network MySpace LLC with falsely representing the protection of its millions of users' personal information. On May 8, 2012, the FTC made public its press r... read more..

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Mahalo nui loa

In Hawaiian, Mahalo nui loa, means thank you so very much and I mean that with heartfelt sincerity...How blessed is your employer and all the folks you offer aid and support to. ... read more..

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Is Facebook's New Messenger App a Privacy Risk?

Last August, Facebook released their Facebook Messenger app for smart phones. This app is great for communicating with large groups of people (like party planning) so that everybody is involved, and a... read more..

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What Are My Rights?

Victims of Identity theft are confronted with a problem that is unique among victims of crime in the US. Unlike more traditional crimes, a victim of identity theft is forced to prove his or her innoce... read more..

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Parent Survey

Late last week we launched a new survey here at the ITRC. This survey is intended to measure how well parents monitor their children's social media and mobile device usage. There have been many storie... read more..

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FTC and Google’s Ongoing Battle and its Implications

Last spring, it was revealed that iPhones and Android mobile phones send individual's "user location data" back to their respective companies, Apple and Google. Initially the news was met by an angry ... read more..

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