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.
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.
The SpaceView program will reach out to amateur astronomers in an effort to protect satellites from space junk orbiting the Earth.
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.
Identity of faux thief is revealed in a matter of hours in CNET experiment with LoJack for Laptops.
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.
Awareness is the most important aspect of any computer-security scheme, so monitor all your online and financial accounts--and change your password regularly.
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.
If you value your identity, here are five entities you'd rather not share your SSN with. And good luck with that.
Surprise! The CEO who displays his Social Security number in company ads has been the victim of ID theft multiple times.