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We’re long overdue for replacing Social Security Numbers as our main identifier

CNN – and I don’t say this lightly – asked an interesting question today. (Yes, that CNN). Namely, “Why are we still using Social Security numbers (SSNs) to identify ourselves?” After all, they were originally issued solely to organize retirement benefits and the government explicitly stated that SSNs were not to be used for identification. [...]

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BillGuard partners with Experian to help consumers detect payment card fraud

Payment fraud is on the rise. Hackers have quickly realized that the most valuable bit of identity data to steal isn’t the social security number, but rather payment card information. It’s precisely for this reason that major data breaches at retailers like Target and Home Depot are on the rise. In total, more than 100 [...]

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The Evolution of ATM Skimmers

In a little over a decade, ATM skimmers have gone from urban myth to a wildly complex, ever-evolving suite of technologies that has the potential to be the worst nightmare of anyone with a bank account. Here’s a look at how quickly skimmers have evolved—and why they’re increasingly impossible to spot. Read more… Continue Reading [...]

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This FL man accused of stealing drivers licenses has best tattoo ever

Filed under: Government/Legal, Bentley, Porsche Bentley and Porsche are two of the jewels in Volkswagen Group’s luxury brand crown, but in Florida they also have a very tenuous connection with crime. With his multiple face and neck tattoos, including a Bentley logo right between his eyes, Derek Denesevich (pictured above) has been charged with the [...]

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Financial services sector hit hard in last quarter by email phishing attacks

A report has just come out ranking sectors ranging from airlines to social in terms of email phishing attacks. The study found that cyber criminals target financial services’ customers the most; airlines are lagging at setting up email defenses; and social companies like Twitter are kicking butt in protecting their users. Agari is in the business of helping companies…

    

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