Monthly Archive

December 2013

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 14 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.

Equifax Data Breach

Equifax Data Breach: What You Need To Know & Steps To Take
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Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week Twitter Chat with FTC

The Federal Trade Commission has a long history of educating the public regarding important consumer protection issues.  The FTC continues this tradition with its launch of the Tax Identity Theft Awar... read more..


3 Top Social Media Scams

Social media can be a wonderful tool to connect people, promote ideas and foster creativity.  However, as with everything, the wonderful world of social media has a dark side. One particular aspect th... read more..


Target Breach Information

The following information is based on recent statements andnotifications released by Target New Alert:  E-Mail Offers Gift Card, 1/22/2014 Important Note:  This information was not disseminated dire... read more..


5 Things to Never Keep in Your Wallet

According to some recent reports, more than twelve million Americans were the victims of identity theft last year. Unfortunately, the information identity thieves are looking for can be easily found i... read more..


ITRC White Paper on BJS Report

The Paradox of Declining Property Crime Despite Increasing Identity Theft Crime: Identity Theft Resource Center Offers Additional Insight onRecently Released Bureau of Justice Statistics Report on Id... read more..


Target Targeted in Data Breach

Target Corporation confirmed on December 19, 2013 that approximately 40 million of their customers’ credit and debit card accounts may have been compromised. The unauthorized access occurred between N... read more..


New DOJ Study Says 16.6 Million Cases of Identity Theft in U.S. Last Year

A new report compiled by the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) found that an estimated 16.6 million people (or roughly 7 percent of all Americans age 16 or older) experienced som... read more..


Salted and Hashed: Your Passwords, Not Your Breakfast

A significant amount of attention has been focused recently on the Adobe data breach incident involving millions of passwords, user names, and in some cases, customer credit card records. The term... read more..


Do They Really Need Your Information?

Critics of privacy practices argue that your personal information is so commonly disseminated, to so many various persons and entities, that any effort to mitigate the spread of your information is wa... read more..


Charity Scams and the Holiday Season

Well, here we are, right in the middle between Thanksgiving Shopping Day, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the remainder of the Holiday season, a period when most of us slackers will actually do our gi... read more..


Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft in Social Media

Social media is all about sharing. We post updates about how our day is going, share what our children are doing, show off pictures from family vacations, and even take pride in the cuteness of our pe... read more..


Mobile Payment Safety with Lookout

Is it just us or did the holidays roll around a little early this year? With time flying by and holiday shopping approaching quickly, we thought it would be helpful for our audience if we covered the ... read more..


Safe Mobile Device Usage

Best Practices for Safe Mobile Device Usage ITRC Fact Sheet 144 - Smartphone Safety  A Smartphone is a mobile phone with enhanced capabilities.  Many of these new functions are similar to those fou... read more..

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