The recent attack on LivingSocial that exposed 50 million users' information to hackers is the latest example of why consumers should know what to watch out for after a data breach.
Hackers obtained a Twitter password for The Associated Press and sent out a false report about a White House attack. They'll wreak havoc with your passwords, too -- if you let them.
The government wants to slow down the problem of identity theft by limiting access to the now-public Social Security Death Master File.
It doesn't take long before scammers try to take advantage of people after a tragedy.
You get a call that supposedly is about screening you for a job, but is really about collecting information about you.
Boasts of being able to earn hundreds of thousands of dollars by creating a network of 'mini sites' has a marketer in hot water.
Most store clerks who ask for your ZIP code aren't concerned with security. They want to use it to sell you more stuff.
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