When using the Internet, those who shun caution while typing usually have nothing to worry about save perhaps a Facebook friend telling them they have horrible grammar. There is, however, one type of typo that can leave you with a computer full of malware. This can lead to expensive computer repairs, diminished computer performance, or even identity theft. This type of typo is the kind you may punch into a URL/address bar of your internet browser.
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We all want to prevent tax-time identity fraud, but as it’s the no. 1 scam on the IRS Dirty Dozen list for 2012, it’s pretty clear this may take some effort.
One of the best tips is to safeguard your Social Security number. After all, in order to file a phony tax return, a thief simply needs a taxpayer’s name, Social Security number, and birth date.
What is less apparent is that your social networking pages could be helping an identity thief.
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Attention, privacy seekers!
IT World says this is your last chance to tell Google to forget about you.
Most companies do not disclose hacking attacks, whether big or small, because they are afraid to worry investors, customers, and business partners.
An Indiana television news outlet says it’s “uncovered a silent scam that’s allowing criminals in central Indiana to access your data without you ever knowing they were there.”
The problem with this news report is that the scam is neither new or strictly affecting citizens of Indiana.
The Internal Revenue Service has released its annual “dirty dozen” list of tax scams, and identity theft has earned the no. 1 spot in this year’s ranking.
Taxpayers may encounter the 12 scams at any point during the year, but most peak during filing season as people prepare their tax returns.
A great deal of public discussion is currently going on regarding credit cards which have RFID technology. Many people don’t know what it is, how it works, or what it is for. Find out about this technology.
Security researchers have apparently found a vulnerability in Google’s mobile payments platform. The video below says the problem is currently available in phones sold by Sprint Nextel.
The February issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association says there were more than 3,600 cases of physician and patient medical identity reported to the Federal Trade Commission in 2009.
If you have ever cared about privacy while using the Internet in public, check out what the FBI and Justice Department have to say.
IRS officials raided 150 money-services businesses to determine whether they were involved in identity theft or filing for bogus tax refunds.
The nationwide sweep targeted 105 people in 23 states. This included nine “high-risk” cities per the IRS, including Atlanta; Birmingham, Ala.; Chicago; Los Angeles; Miami; New York; Phoenix; Tampa; and Washington, D.C.