Over $485 million lost to Internet fraud in 2011

Fast Company: The Internet Crime Complaint Center, or IC3 as the group is also known, has released its annual Internet Crime Report for 2011. The center received 314,246 complaints during the year, adding up to an estimated $485 million in losses for the year. From the IC3 Report: The most common victim complaints included FBI-related scams, […]

Protect your RFID-enabled credit cards, debit cards, and passports

A few weeks ago at a security conference, a demonstration proved how easily the number of a credit card with RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) technology could be stolen from across a room without touching the actual card: [Kristin] Paget aimed to indisputably prove what hackers have long known and the payment card industry has repeatedly downplayed […]

Major companies teaming up against phishing spam

Microsoft, Facebook, Google, PayPal and many other large online companies have officially announced that they are teaming up and collectively advocating a new standard in technology to help fight phishing spam. This is great news for everyone because it’s not just about detection; it’s about stopping spam before it can ever reach your spam folder. While it […]

IBM’s Prediction: Five Innovations within Next Five Years

The five claims: Creating energy and electricity: People power will come to life Security: You will never need a password again Mind reading: No longer science fiction Mobile Technology: The digital divide will cease to exist Analytics: Junk mail will become priority mail IBM takes an in-depth look at each one of these claims at […]

How can I get a free credit report?

How do I know which online credit report to use? The number of reporting sites being advertised seems confusing and deceptive. Is one better than another? The FTC warns users to be careful not to fall for websites that claim to be the official free annual credit report, as many will subscribe users to monthly fees if no action […]