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Obama's data-breach initiative has privacy advocates optimistic, cautious

Proposed legislation would establish a national standard for how companies respond to data breaches, with advocates on both sides of the issue supportive of the concept.

By January 13, 2015


Make yourself less vulnerable online (video)

Online security breaches are becoming increasingly common. But there are ways you can protect yourself.

By August 17, 2012


Verizon: More breaches but less data lost. Huh?!

Hacking, malware, and physical attacks such as ATM and gas pump skimming are the most popular methods for stealing data, report says.

By April 18, 2011


How to handle ID fraud's youngest victims

For one thing, you shouldn't enroll your child for credit monitoring, ID fraud experts say.

By November 21, 2008


Data breaches best 2007 record

The ID Theft Resource Center reports 516 large security breaches, exceeding the total for 2007, partly due to an increase in companies' disclosures.

By October 6, 2008


Column: Finally, ID fraud protection that works

Debix aims to stop fraud the moment someone attempts to open a new account in your name. The advantage? Debix can help out when the case is still hot, says CEO.

By July 28, 2008


Reports examine causes, victims of data breaches

Verizon Business releases a four-year study on the causes of corporate breaches, while the Identity Theft Resource Center releases its annual look at human victims of identity fraud.

By June 11, 2008