Posted on February 5th, 2011 No comments
The Better Business Bureau is asking local residents to be more careful about placing their age, birthday or other information on Facebook. They warn that users of the popular social networking site could become victims of identity theft. The Metro Atlanta Better Business Bureau says identity thieves can guess the social security numbers of Facebook users with very little information.
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WABE: Better Business Bureau Warns of Identity Theft on Facebook (2011-02-02)
Posted on November 13th, 2009 No comments
Despite the popular image of some Serbian teenager with superior computing skills hacking into a major mainframe and stealing thousands of pieces of sensitive personal data, then using them to buy flat panel TVs and Blackberries, the majority of identity theft — a whopping 43 percent — comes from such low-tech means as stolen wallets and docum…
The Lo-Tech Reality of Identity Theft
Posted on June 3rd, 2009 No comments
BOSTON/WASHINGTON—BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd has issued a security patch for the popular device, whose users include U.S. President Barack Obama, warning that it is vulnerable to attacks by hackers.
BlackBerry maker warns on security vulnerability