Monthly Archive

January 2014

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 15 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.

Mortgage Identity Theft

Identity theft is a scary occurrence for any victim.  Theft of your social security number or other personally identifying information is traumatizing.  It is very disconcerting when identity theft vi... read more..


Be Breach Prepared With Tips on Your DIP

It’s no longer an “if” you’re the target of a data breach; it’s just a matter of “when.” Data loss incidents are becoming an unfortunate rite of passage. More and more businesses have found themselves... read more..


How do Facebook Hacks Lead to Identity Theft?

How do Facebook Hacks Lead to Identity Theft? There’s been a lot of attention paid to Facebook and possible links to identity theft over the past year.  Facebook now claims a Billion (with a B) users... read more..


Data Breaches in 2013

Here at the ITRC, we are incredibly excited about the release of our first infographic. A large part of the work we do here at the ITRC is dealing with data breaches. Whether that means reporting them... read more..


Why You Should Care About the Snapchat Hack

Snapchat is an app that helps users connect by allowing them to send pictures which will quickly disappear after sending.  However, on New Year’s Day, they shared a lot more than they wanted to when t... read more..


Thank you Cody

Cody is knowledgeable, courteous, and skilled, and very helpful to me.  He is an asset to your company, and does good work. He has been very caring and of value to my case.  Thank you for your help. ... read more..


Tis the Season – To File Your Taxes

Now that the holiday season is behind us, another exciting season looms ahead – tax season.  Of course for those of you working in the tax preparation industry the term “exciting” may not very likely ... read more..


Cell Phone Hacking – Android Platform

Security analysts have been warning us for a while now that malware is an issue of concern on the Android Smartphone platform.  The operating system from Google is the most popular operating system in... read more..


Happy New Year, Happy Updated Privacy Policy

Commercial website operators should be reviewing their online privacy policies to ensure they are in compliance with California’s new “do not track” law.  On September 27, 2013, California Governor Je... read more..


Identity Theft Red Flags

The ITRC recognizes that no one is immune to identity theft.  However, there are some best practices that consumers can employ to help minimize their risk of becoming a victim.  One of those practices... read more..


Protect Your Privacy on Your iPhone

Protect Your Privacy on Your iPhone These days more and more people are beginning to use their smart phone as their main tool for browsing the web, transferring documents, sharing and storing persona... read more..


Hi Kat

Hi Kat, Thanks for all your help last year when I had identity theft happen. I got overwhelmed and probably didn't do everything I should have, but....I think things are mostly ok, thanks to you. I ... read more..


Why I Want to Say Thank You to Target (Part 2 of a 3 Part Series)

This is the second part of a three part series regarding the recent Target data breach incident.  In Part I, we actually expressed appreciation for some of the positive outcomes of this data breach. ... read more..


Phishing for Targets

Being that I handle all of the ITRC’s social media, I come across scams all the time.  Usually they are pretty obvious and fit into a category which I have pointed out before.  However, this morning I... read more..


Why I want to say Thank You to Target (Part 1 of a 3 part series)

The Target breach can now be added to a long list of historical events that occurred on December 19th.  It should rank somewhere between King Henry II being crowned King of England in 1154 and Italy b... read more..

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