The credit card chip has its security limits

Feb 3, 2017
The number of victims of identity fraud is higher than at any point in more than a decade. That’s despite new security measures, including those new credit card chips. The number of cases rose 16 percent to nearly 15.5 million consumers, according to a report by Javelin Research and Strategy. Weren’t those chips supposed to […]

ID theft protection company Lifelock bought by Symantec for $2.3 billion

Nov 21, 2016
How worried are we about identity theft? Well, a fair amount, judging by a new acquisition that’s been announced. Cyber security giant Symantec is buying Lifelock — an ID protection company — for $2.3 billion. Among other things, Symantec makes anti-virus software which has been traditionally been bundled with PCs. As that market declines, the […]
The figure of Norton Fighter, a hero character symbolizing reliability of Symantec's Norton Products, is displayed in front of Makuhari Messe during the Tokyo Game Show 2008 at Makuhari Messe on October 9, 2008 in Chiba, Japan. 
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Blue Cross Blue Shield will offer credit protection

Jul 20, 2015
Millions of customers will be able to opt in.

One number to rule them all

Jul 10, 2015
Universal identifiers like Social Security numbers are a big target for hackers.

Rise of digital medical records leads to data theft

Apr 6, 2015
The growth of computerized records has led to a higher rate of stolen information.

Target's data breach settlement sets a big precedent

Mar 19, 2015
The company admits fault and will offer victims significant compensation.

The connection between hacking and tax fraud

Feb 11, 2015
A flood of phony TurboTax filings is raising concerns of identity theft tax fraud.

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Protecting yourself from fraud protection

Sep 26, 2014
U.S. Bank billed customers for identity theft services they never received.

Health care data is becoming big target for hackers

Feb 6, 2014
Turns out a lot of our medical records aren't very secure, and might be even more valuable to hackers.

What will a thief do with my credit card number?

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Dec 19, 2013
Target has revealed that the credit card numbers for more than 40 million customers have been stolen from its retail network.