Posts from July, 2012
Dr. Larry Ponemon explains how many instances of medical identity theft originate in the family.
Summertime – the kids are home, parties are thrown, visitors are coming in and out … amidst all the fun, make sure to protect your identity. Increased traffic in and out of your home can increase your risk of identity theft. Just because summer fun carries an increased risk of identity theft doesn’t mean you have to live in a cave. Enjoy your summer while taking some simple steps to protect your identity.
Richard Power of Carnegie Mellon CyLab, recently published a report on child identity theft based on identity protection scans of over 40,000 U.S. children. The findings are alarming, and include the fact that 10.2% of the children studied had someone else using their Social Security numbers. To provide perspective, among adults in the same population, the figure is 0.2%. This means that as identity theft becomes more rampant, increasingly, children are the targets.
Dr. Larry Ponemon shares results from Ponemon Institute's Third Annual Survey on Medical Identity Theft, sponsored by Experian's ProtectMyID. In this video, he reveals trends in medical identity theft discovered in his recent study.
More and more people are using their mobile devices for social networking. One study revealed that 64.2 million smartphone users accessed a social networking site or blog at least once in December 2011 using a mobile device. More than half kept up that access on a daily basis. While it’s fun to share your vacation in real time, it might also be dangerous.