I have been waiting for a certain day all year long. No, it isn’t Thanksgiving where I get to eat as much turkey as I please or Christmas Day when I will undoubtedly receive numerous pairs of my favorite slipper socks.  It’s Cyber-Monday and I am counting down the days.  Last year I managed to get 6 […]

From time to time, here at the Identity Theft Resource Center, we partner with our sponsors to conduct surveys in order to find out more about how we can help consumers.  Recently we concluded a survey with our friends over at Private Wi-Fi and the results were stunning. During the course of the survey we […]

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the biggest shopping days of the year. With so many holiday sales being offered and only so many days left till Xmas, shoppers flood the stores and the internet in droves. And so do scammers.  In the fever for trying to find the best deals, be on the lookout […]

November 7th is the first Thursday of the month and that means it is time for another Identity Theft Twitter Chat.  This month’s topic is mobile device safety and identity theft and we are very happy to have Christopher Burgess, CEO of Prevenda, as our co-host.  Don’t know how he is? Well you should because it isn’t […]

  If you run a business that has commercial interests and online interactions (as nearly all companies do these days), you might consider cyber insurance as a tool to mitigating the potential financial damage that may occur as a result of any type of breach, hack, or other fraud arising from internet communications. Cyber insurance […]

According to the National Cyber Security Alliance, this year and the foreseeable future, one in five small businesses in the U.S. will be hacked. Of those that do get hacked, there’s a better than 60% chance they will go out of business. That’s about the same odds as playing the game of Russian roulette. No sane […]

As the Identity Theft Resource Center helps to recognize National Cyber Security Awareness Month, it is appropriate for us to reflect upon how much has changed in the world of privacy, cyber security and identity theft in the last 10 years. In 2003, the cost of a gallon of gas was $1.83 compared with the […]

In the digital era that we live in, almost any service we use requires a username and password regardless of whether it is a paid service or not. To avoid identity theft and fraud, it is important to ensure that your passwords are strong and not susceptible to being hacked by criminals seeking your personal […]

Your computer’s hard drive contains an extraordinary amount of personal information; information that an identity thief could use to commit financial, criminal and medical fraud under your identity. So when you are considering selling or throwing away an old computer, naturally, you delete everything off of your hard drive. But is that enough? There are […]

We are not yet thinking about 2014, but the antivirus community certainly is.  We can expect a lot of new product introductions in the antivirus sector as they attempt to get on your holiday shopping list with newer products. You’ll find that the competition to get your AV dollar is fierce.  One particular website comparison found at http://www.av-comparatives.org/dynamic-tests/ , […]