Airport Wireless Networks – Not As Safe As You Think
Dec03

Airport Wireless Networks – Not As Safe As You Think

Layovers, transfers and flight delays are more tolerable these days thanks to airport wireless internet networks. Business travelers can use time between flights to catch up on emails, holidaymakers can upload photos, and Netflix helps to pass the time. Have you ever wondered about how safe your information is when you’re using airport wifi? Like in any crowded place, hackers and criminals can steal your personal information through...

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Ben Bernanke – Identity Theft Victim
Aug27

Ben Bernanke – Identity Theft Victim

Ben Bernanke is a victim of identity theft. This is proof positive that it can happen to anyone. Ben Bernanke – the Federal Reserve Board chairman – was one of hundreds of victims of an elaborate identity-fraud ring, headed by a convicted scam artist known as “Big Head,” that stole more than $2.1 million from unsuspecting consumers and at least 10 financial institutions around the country. How Did It Happen? On...

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New Breed of Super Cookie Defies Removal – Almost…
Aug19

New Breed of Super Cookie Defies Removal – Almost…

From a recent UC Berkeley report: More than half of the internet’s top web sites use a little known capability of Adobe’s Flash plug-in to track users and store information about them, but only four of them mention the so-called Flash Cookies in their privacy policies. Under the direction of Chris Hoofnagle of the Information Privacy Programs at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, the researchers discovered that most web users...

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