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How to respond to a data-breach notification

When a company contacts you about a potential loss of your personal data to hackers, you may be left wondering what information was stolen and the potential consequences.

By August 20, 2013

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GSA vulnerability highlights dangers of SSNs as IDs

A recently fixed vulnerability at the U.S. General Services Administration highlights the dangers of using your Social Security Number for identification. Federal and state laws restrict use of SSNs by public and private organizations.

By March 23, 2013

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DARPA SpaceView enlists amateur astronomers

The SpaceView program will reach out to amateur astronomers in an effort to protect satellites from space junk orbiting the Earth.

By November 12, 2012

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Millions of SSNs lifted from South Carolina database

Slipshod security at the state Department of Revenue leads to a massive security breach: 3.6 million Social Security numbers are stolen. The state's population is approximately 4.7 million.

By October 26, 2012

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To catch a thief, with monitoring software

Identity of faux thief is revealed in a matter of hours in CNET experiment with LoJack for Laptops.

By October 9, 2012

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How to know when your private data is lost or stolen

Don't wait until a collection agency is dunning you for payment of an account a crook opened using your stolen identity. To reduce the risk, monitor all your financial accounts for unauthorized purchases or transfers.

By November 8, 2011

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How to prevent identity theft

Awareness is the most important aspect of any computer-security scheme, so monitor all your online and financial accounts--and change your password regularly.

By September 13, 2011

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Why did Google ask for kids' Social Security numbers?

Google asks kids who enter its Doodle-4-Google competition for their birth city, date of birth and last four digits of their Social Security number. The company relents under pressure. But its reasoning is odd.

By February 22, 2011

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Top 5 worst places for your Social Security number

If you value your identity, here are five entities you'd rather not share your SSN with. And good luck with that.

By January 15, 2011

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House proposal would imprison SSN fraudsters

A sweeping new proposal scheduled for a preliminary vote Wednesday contains criminal penalties for unauthorized sales and fraudulent uses of Social Security numbers, but are there too many exceptions?

By July 17, 2007