Tag Archives: identity theft

The New Identity Theft Red Flags Rule: Does it Raise “Red Flags” for Information Security?

– On May 10, 2006, President Bush signed an Executive Order creating the nation’s “first ever” Identity Theft Task Force.  The purpose of this ad hoc committee, chaired jointly by the Attorney General and by the Chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), was “to help law…

Security Tidbits of Interest

– Did you know that Al-qaeda uses PGP? Analysts said that as-Sahab is outfitted with some of the best technology available. Editors and producers use ultralight Sony Vaio laptops and top-end video cameras. Files are protected using PGP, or Pretty Good Privacy, a virtually unbreakable form of…

Medical Identity Theft: Your Money or Your Life

– What could be worse than ID theft of your financial identity? After all, you could lose thousands of dollars, spend days on the phone with financial institutions, credit bureaus, and merchants. Your interest rates could climb on your credit card debt due to the practice of “universal default”…