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Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Several steps can protect against identity theft There is no real way to prevent someone from stealing your identity or swiping financial and ... sites - check them daily Order a free credit report once a year from annualcreditreport.com Debit cards ... personal information, unless you have no bank accounts, credit cards or Social Security number [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 20:07:11

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Credit Analyst Warns of Trap for Credit Card Customers

/PRNewswire/ -- "Many people will have their credit scores lowered this year if they're not watchful, know what to do and take action," ... for consumers who are not prepared," said Johansson, speaking recently about credit scores at the Texas Bankers ... said Eddie Johansson, president of Credit Security Group, a leading nationwide credit score [more...]

Date: 2009-01-07 15:01:00

It’s unanimous, Web application security has arrived

It’s unanimous. Web application security is the #1 avenue of attack according to basically every industry data security report available ( ... credit card transactions.5. They install backdoors that "beacon" periodically to their command ... , Hardware Security Modules (HSMs), and processing applications in an effort to obtain credit card [more...]

Date: 2008-12-26 20:00:00

Stolen credit card numbers become most popular items for sale on criminal chat channels

Omaha, Nebraska (CaymanMama.com) — Security firm, Symantec gathers the figures of online fraud to ascertain the depth and extent to which cyber ... who specialize in credit card fraud have a credit line of over $5 billion. The news report projects ... attacks and magnetic strip skimmers, are designed to steal credit card information.” The report [more...]

Date: 2008-12-01 17:28:20

Parents Universal Resource Experts (Sue Scheff) Identity Theft and Teens

Source: Connect with Kids“If they’ve managed to get a hold of your Social Security number and take out credit card applications in your name, ... the problem.”– Suzanne Boas, president, Consumer Credit Counseling ServiceIdentity theft is an ever-increasing threat for all consumers -- one that could damage your credit ratings and cost you thousands [more...]

Date: 2008-10-18 12:59:00

The Importance of Background Checks

It is important for all businesses considering hiring someone to take the critical step in performing a background check ... Credit Reporting Act, some information cannot be used in conjunction with a background check ... at some level. This may range from handling social security numbers, credit card information, drivers license [more...]

Date: 2009-01-02 03:49:50

Senator Says Former FBI Agent Who Vanished in 2007 Is in Secret Iran Prison

HelpBobLevinson.comRobert Levinson A U.S. senator revealed Tuesday that he believes a former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran nearly two years ... secretary of state confirmation hearing in Washington."I haven't received any information ... investigative work for a private security firm. His credit cards and passport have not been used since [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 15:55:00

How to Keep Criminals away from Your Personal Information

by Michael Benifez Identity theft is becoming the fastest growing crime problem in the United States, ... and using the names, addresses, bank account information, credit card numbers, and Social Security ... when an insider, like an employee or a contractor, gets hold of credit reporting information [more...]

Date: 2008-08-10 20:49:04

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Your website is a crucial part of your online business. This class of Astral entities avoids the presence of man and prefer the solitudes of nature ... , interest rates, debt consolidation using your airline credit card so that you may secure maximum ... distance learning courses under the categories Independent Agent, Airlines, Cruise, Tours and Travel [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 20:35:45

What is PCI DSS Credit Card Compliance?

PCI DSS stands for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard ... and just pay a fee per report. Some SSL certificate companies can scan your domain for free ... . This standard was developed back in 2004 by the main credit card companies like Visa and Master [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 01:00:23

personally identifiable information

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology announces Sorting Diamonds from Toothbrushes: New Guide to Protecting Personal InformationThefts of personally identifiable information (PII), such as social security and credit card account numbers, are increasing dramatically. Adding [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 02:00:00

Keep Watch For The Missing Quarter

How secure is yours? How secure is yours? HARRISBURG PA - Internet chat rooms are filling with complaints from credit card customers nationwide ... business with. The company, Adele Services of Melville NY, doesn’t exist, according to a report Sunday ... , however, that as a general rule credit card holders should review their statements every month [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 10:40:26

CPA Is Becoming Very Popular In The World Of Internet Marketing

Ecommerce-Journal: CPA is becoming popular nowadays in the world of internet marketing. CPA is cost per action ... of commissions, normally you need to get the visitors to give their credit card numbers or social security ... their details in order to receive freebies such as free report, coupon, etc rather than convince them [more...]

Date: 2009-01-07 05:30:00

Beale AFB Gives Identity Theft Speaker Dose of Own Medicine (ouch!)

I spoke about an hour ago to the Airmen (and women) of Beale Air Force Base outside of Sacramento, California ... , the dispatcher asked me for my credit card number, expiration date, name and security code (from the back ... ! Sitting here, I could’ve written down everything you just said and shopped all day on your credit [more...]

Date: 2009-01-07 21:20:32

ECommerce Hosting

by Sylvester Malone Choosing a Shared Web Hosting Plan to run a small business or affiliate program from is an excellent choice ... or small business everything that it needs to operate successfully. Each plan includes large amounts ... , SSL certifications to give your customers credit card, echeck, and other payment methods the security [more...]

Date: 2009-01-11 10:24:50

Business Hosting

by Sylvester Malone Choosing a Shared Web Hosting Plan to run a small business or affiliate program from is an excellent choice ... or small business everything that it needs to operate successfully. Each plan includes large amounts ... , SSL certifications to give your customers credit card, echeck, and other payment methods the security [more...]

Date: 2009-01-06 19:27:20

Maybe Someday We Can Be Like That

Wow. Europeans actually have elected officials who look out for their privacy interests! ... allowing law enforcement and security agencies to obtain private information — like credit card ... Ocean. The potential agreement, as outlined in an internal report obtained by The New York Times [more...]

Date: 2008-06-28 10:59:03

Business Hosting

By Sylvester MaloneChoosing a Shared Web Hosting Plan to run a small business or affiliate program from is an excellent choice ... or small business everything that it needs to operate successfully. Each plan includes large amounts ... certifications to give your customers credit card, echeck, and other payment methods the security [more...]

Date: 2008-12-29 21:32:00

Jan-10-We are in double digit days already

Very frosty morning today as you can see from the view from my study.Sermon preparation all day today-though I will try and go for a walk later ... . I am pretty sure I have written enough to get hung already. God help us.Not much more to report really ... FOR PURCHASE RIGHT NOW! SECURE ON LINE PURCHASE. ALL DEBIT AND CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED. Click [more...]

Date: 2009-01-10 08:40:00

Current Event: Beware, Cellphones Attacks Next

Devy Pranowo and Xia (My) Cam A report from the Georgia Tech Security Center predicts that botnets were likely to hit mobile phones sometime soon ... private information. For example, attackers can easily obtain social security number or credit card [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 02:28:58

Young people should act on debt early

Following a study suggesting that the 18-34 age group are most at risk from the credit crunch, with many carrying significant debts, ... sense of security”. As a result, they have “run up huge credit card bills, smashed their piggy banks and are now staring at a broken housing ladder”, the report claims. The report dubs the age group [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 19:11:08

CLLB Information Security Newsletter

Volume 1 Issue 5 Personal Privacy – How to Protect Your Information From the Desk of David Badertscher As we continue to conduct more ... (such as name, credit card account, address, etc) is increasingly utilized. Personal information has become ... purchases and pay bills with credit cards, you leave a data trail consisting of purchase amount, [more...]

Date: 2008-09-30 18:42:35

Broken padlocks in Web security

When you browse to a Web page, there’s sometimes a little padlock in the corner of the window ... to feel secure in sending your credit card number or your bank account information across the Web ... s a fraud called phishing), careful users would know to check that the connection is secure [more...]

Date: 2009-01-01 06:15:02

FBI Cyber Network Conference warns about terrorists, spies and underground economy

(New York)—Sometimes the U.S. government uses resources wisely. An example: a recent conference hosted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation tackled ... in the world can buy a blank credit card, complete with the holographic security markings used [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 17:22:50

Does FACTA affect your company?

The Nov. 1 deadline for new data security regulations required for many companies has just arrived. Known as FACTA ( ... to extend, renew, or continue credit.” A business alert issued by the FTC adds, “Accepting credit cards ... Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act), the rules require covered entities to re-examine [more...]

Date: 2008-11-03 10:00:35

Browsers & E-Commerce Don't Mix

As the name implies, "Browsers" are for "browsing" when you're done, and it comes time to make that online purchase, it should be done " ... to guarantee a secure transaction. Typing your credit or debit card information in a browser [more...]

Date: 2009-01-02 19:07:00

Website Security Rules of the Road

Becoming a victim of Internet fraud unfortunately is increasing in 2005 consumers spent more $65.1 billion ... purchase, just think about considering these easy steps: 1. Try and use only one credit card which has a very low credit limit attached to it, try not to use an ATM or debit card unless really necessary [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 21:20:21

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)

View the Trailer & Kevin James Interview ... . When he isn't writing reports about how to best ease the shopper foot traffic from Macy's to the specialty ... of criminals all eager to secure the credit card [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 21:48:56

Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News

New acronym on the block... The government unveiled its newest initiative, called TALF, or Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility. The $200B facility will support consumer finance, including student, auto and credit card loans ... $20B of credit protection from TARP funds. This is the first time the Fed and Treasury have stepped [more...]

Date: 2008-11-26 12:14:47


For employees not wishing to receive a check (because of problems of encashment or security), several banks offer payroll ATM cards ... about the mechanics of the program. Companies can require direct deposit as a condition of employment ... s free checking, discounted mortgage or home loans, free credit card programs, or other promotions [more...]

Date: 2008-12-30 07:29:01

Obama campaign may have received $63,000,000 in illegal foreign donations

For a while now, we've known that the Obama campaign deliberately disregarding address and security-code verification that would have ensured that online credit card donations were being made in compliance with election laws. Now, a new report ... . And the thing is, it's just so obvious. For example:Someone named Good Will from Austin, Texas [more...]

Date: 2008-11-19 19:57:00

What One Top Ten Identity Theft State is Doing About It

Consumers are not the only ones concerned about and taking steps to protect against identity theft ... security number, using services to stop junk mail and risky credit card applications ... are looking out for your best interest, especially when it comes to identity theft. Texas [more...]

Date: 2008-12-20 12:30:47

Securely Synchronize All Your Browser Passwords With LastPass

It’s hard not to find a website these days that doesn’t require some type of registration or login ... with whatever requirements the website has to improve security. So after you’ve registered at your bank, your three credit cards, your Facebook, your Digg and your blog, you’re so exhausted with usernames [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 19:01:01

Beware of benefits scam

Filing for state unemployment benefits online is free, so don't pay for it - that's the message Friday from the Employment Security Department ... Unemployment Advisors” confirming that the fee has been charged to their credit cards. The department ... unless a person calls the department to check. Several Web sites crop up each year offering [more...]

Date: 2008-12-19 21:36:01

Feeling Insecure in 2008

Jay Melton recently sent me an article on the top 10 security breaches of 2008 ... in August for stealing more than 40 million credit and debit cards, making it the largest hack ever ... nightmare. The lesson learned here is that when data is released to a third-party, always thoroughly check [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 02:23:37

Bank turmoil windfall for fraudsters

The ongoing market carnage has given rise to a huge phishing boom, security experts say ... an e-mail, into surrendering private information such as password, credit card and bank account numbers with the object of fraudulently using them. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued [more...]

Date: 2008-10-14 04:54:02

Consumer Reports Retirement Survey: Planning Ahead May Be Just As Risky As Rewarding

February issue offers 17 moves to rebuild the nest egg and secure the future In the wake of big investment losses many have turned to Plan B to ... their credit card use and spent less on groceries and household goods. “When bad investments happen to good ... . But it proved punishing during the unusually severe market downturn of recent months. The [more...]

Date: 2009-01-06 12:09:04

Expensify: A new take on expense reporting

Business travel seems to be one enormous headache, with the long security lines, the new fees for luggage, ... travel is what happens after your return to the office: the dreaded expense report ... your credit card information. They send you a brand new Visa debit card, which you then use [more...]

Date: 2008-09-24 11:30:59

How security compliance became important

Over the past 20 years, we’ve seen some downright amazing changes in business. Looking back to when I was a child growing up in Bishop, California ... thereafter, if business owners didn’t accept credit cards over the Internet they basically didn’t survive ... . For those of you who are unfamiliar with Bishop, its a very small small town in the Owens [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 22:54:44

Convert Paulson’s Last $350 Billion into Tax Holiday, says U.S. Congressman

One U.S. Congressman, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), is fighting to prevent more outrageous spending sprees by Washington with taxpayer dollars going to ... security or income tax withheld from your pay check, or if you didn’t have to pay those taxes ... go - to paying down mortgages, buying a new car, making credit card payments. The economy would [more...]

Date: 2008-12-02 21:37:55

Around the World, Consumers and Businesses Turn to VeriSign® for Online Identity Protection

/India PRwire/ - As consumers wrestle with Internet security concerns in the face of recent high-profile account break-ins, ... credit-card-format tokens from InCard Technologies (NASDAQ: INVC).American Bankers Association ... Certificate, fraud detection services to monitor anomalies on the back end, and consumer education [more...]

Date: 2008-10-30 09:21:11


That's the number of questions Caroline Kennedy has answered in her pursuit to secure Hillary Clinton's seat, ... for election to the Senate, Ms. Kennedy would have to file a 10-part, publicly available report disclosing her financial assets, credit card debts, mortgages, book deals and the sources of any payments [more...]

Date: 2008-12-23 17:17:00

How to secure a Laptop from thieves

Laptops are becoming more and more popular as they replace the standard desktop computer ... and creative information in it. This data could be your important documents, presentations, credit card ... and then uncheck “Automatically connect to non-preferred networks” and check “Access point [more...]

Date: 2008-12-02 10:41:37

CLLB Information Security Newsletter

October 2008 October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month Volume 1, Issue 6 Phishing – How to Avoid Getting Hooked! ... to entice email recipients into clicking on a link that takes them to a bogus website. The website may ... number or credit card number, and/or it may download malicious software onto the recipient’s computer [more...]

Date: 2008-10-07 19:48:38

Israeli hacker in jail ten years after U.S. military break-in [Security]

Ehud "The Analyzer" Tenenbaum, who became world-famous when he and a number of fellow Israeli and California teens successfully exploited a ... of having helped defraud credit card companies of $1.8 million. Wired dug up a slickly produced, pretty ... when Tenenbaum turned himself in to Israeli authorities on the day he was set to report for compulsory [more...]

Date: 2008-09-24 06:00:00

Information Security Literacy

I was browsing around and I incidently stumbled across an article from Wikipedia ... students showed that they had failing scores - that is, they answered fewer than 60 per cent of the questions correctly - on tests designed to measure their ability to choose and manage a credit card [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 01:48:05

Avoiding BHO.amo Spyware

If you’ve been using the Internet for any length of time now, ... you know that spyware can lock your computer and steal valuable information from it? Credit card numbers and banking information are commonly stolen this way. Although you may use secure servers [more...]

Date: 2009-01-17 00:00:53

Online Security and Your Toner Cartridge or Printer Ink

Concord Supplies appreciates today’s challenges when it comes to protecting your money and identity ... give your credit number out over the telephone or mobile telephone. Keep an eye on your credit card every time you use it, and make sure you get it back as quickly as possible. Try not to let your credit [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 21:18:22


"The ultimate security is your understanding of reality." -H ... Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reports that identity theft happens to nearly 10 million ... either by new credit cards being opened under your name or thieves gaining access to existing [more...]

Date: 2008-09-09 05:48:00

China Yeepay (Ease Pay) suffers large-scale hacker attack

Yeepay (Easy Pay), the leading e-payment service in China, confirmed that starting at 4:20 pm on January 14th, ... the site. The attack was reported to the Beijing Public Security Bureau and a suspect is currently ... . The challenge is that many of them don’t have traditional bank accounts or credit cards, so monetizing [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 02:46:25

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