Identity theft

08.07.12
Amazon, Apple stop taking key account changes over the phone after identity breach
08.07.12

Amazon, Apple stop taking key account changes over the phone after identity breach

By now, you may have heard the story of the identity 'hack' perpetrated against Wired journalist M...

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02.15.12
Google Wallet gets prepaid security fix, but 'brute-force' issue still hangs in the air
02.15.12

Google Wallet gets prepaid security fix, but 'brute-force' issue still hangs in the air

Google says it's fixed a Wallet security flaw that potentially allowed a phone thief to spend a use...

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02.11.12
Provisioning for prepaid Google Wallet cards on hold while PIN-related security hole gets fixed
02.11.12

Provisioning for prepaid Google Wallet cards on hold while PIN-related security hole gets fixed

Remember that Google Wallet exploit from a few days ago? The one that would allow 'brute-force' PI...

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11.06.11
DoJ: Stingray cellphone tracking device falls under Fourth Amendment, but don't ask about it
11.06.11

DoJ: Stingray cellphone tracking device falls under Fourth Amendment, but don't ask about it

In 2008, federal authorities arrested David Daniel Rigmaiden on charges of spearheading a massi...

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05.26.11
Sony makes good, doles out identity protection activation codes for PSN and Qriocity users
05.26.11

Sony makes good, doles out identity protection activation codes for PSN and Qriocity users

Still feeling burned by Sony's record-breaking PlayStation Network outage? Fret not, promised rep...

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05.05.11
Sony offers free Debix identify theft protection for PSN and Qriocity hack victims in US
05.05.11

Sony offers free Debix identify theft protection for PSN and Qriocity hack victims in US

Sony's "Welcome Back" package of free software and PlayStation Plus subscriptions was a nice gestur...

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01.18.10
AT&T fixes bug that logged users into random Facebook accounts
01.18.10

AT&T fixes bug that logged users into random Facebook accounts

Okay, so we were under the impression that Facebook login credentials were a locally-managed affair,...

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09.17.08
NY state inserts RFIDs into licenses; citizens next?
09.17.08

NY state inserts RFIDs into licenses; citizens next?

What can we say about RFIDs that hasn't already made you afraid? Your passport? Clonable. Your work...

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05.26.08
Azeroth Security Advisor: Preserving your online privacy
05.26.08

Azeroth Security Advisor: Preserving your online privacy

Every week, computer security expert Jon Eldridge is your Azeroth Security Advisor. He will...

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