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Fraudsters stole $16B from consumers last year – Identity-Theft Victims Pay Lifetime Price

Posted on July 30, 2015 in Uncategorized - 0 comments - 0

your-datas-black-market-valueThe impact of identity theft is a serious event, not from the simple letter in the mail in the first months. The impact is a lifetime of monitoring, reaction, prevention, and caution. The use of the stolen data will only evolve and so must consumers.

Interesting detail on the theft, and article below:

According to a recent study from Javelin Strategy & Research, fraudsters stole $16 billion from 12.7 million U.S. consumers in 2014, with a new identity fraud victim popping up about every two seconds.

via Identity-Theft Victims Pay High Price When Their Data Get Stolen | Bankrate.com.

Don’t forget the tips in chapter 13 in How Not To Be Hacked that address the key lifetime habits to address these criminal events.

James

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Is your Chrysler hackable? See below if you are part of recall.. How Not To Be Hacked: Car Edition

Posted on July 27, 2015 in Uncategorized - 0 comments - 0

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Over the past week news of security researchers remotely taking over a Chrysler Jeep hit the news. This was written up and demonstrated nicely in the Wired Magazine article. I received many emails about how to prevent yourself from being harmed, and there is good news!

Fiat Chrysler has issued a voluntary safety recall affecting 1.4M vehicles in the US – call your dealership if you are on one of the listed models of cars below.

 

See if your vehicle needs a safety update:

  • 2013-2015 MY Dodge Viper specialty vehicles
  • 2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups
  • 2013-2015 Ram 3500, 4500, 5500 Chassis Cabs
  • 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Cherokee SUVs
  • 2014-2015 Dodge Durango SUVs
  • 2015 MY Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans
  • 2015 Dodge Challenger sports coupes

– Source: BBC

More details to follow as other manufacturers and models will certainly need attention as ‘connected’ motorized vehicles catch up to network security research scrutiny.

Title is a play on the research for How Not To Be Hacked. A giveaway for books is also underway at Amazon – free to everyone!

James DeLuccia

Photo credit: ANDY GREENBERG/WIRED

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