identity

Tue
17
Dec
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Microsoft Joins Group Determined to Kill Passwords

Microsoft has joined a group determined to ditch the traditional password as a security measure. The group wants to develop alternatives that are more capable of protecting our favorite devices and most sensitive data. The group is called the FIDO ... (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, which is based around the idea that passwords, although widely used and easy to understand, are an inherently flawed security measure because they can be guessed or stolen. Although many new authentication measures -- such as fingerprint scans -- have emerged and are more secure from a technical perspective, FIDO ... (view more)

Tue
27
Aug
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'Norton Identity Safe 2014.5.0.67', and 'CutePDF Writer 3.0.0.6'

Norton Identity Safe 2014.5.0.67 Having trouble remembering all those complex passwords you use for your favorite websites? Then check out Norton Identity Safe from renowned security firm Symantec. It's designed to save you time but keep your most ... important passwords safe and secure. http://identitysafe.norton.com CutePDF Writer 3.0.0.6 This handy little tool is designed to help you convert PDF (portable document format) documents! It's compatible with every version of Microsoft Windows since Windows 98 and is absolutely free for non-commercial usage. http://www.acrosoftware.com This freeware ... (view more)

Tue
12
Feb
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'Connection Keeper 12.1', and 'Identity Finder Home Edition 6.3'

Connection Keeper 12.1 Worried that your Internet Service Provider (ISP) might disconnect you because of inactivity? Then download Connection Keeper, which simulates Internet browsing on your PC to make sure that disconnection won't take place. ... http://www.gammadyne.com Identity Finder Home Edition 6.3 Worried about losing your identity to hackers? Then try out Identity Finder Home Edition, which is absolutely free for personal use. This program is compatible with most Mac operating systems as well as Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP Service Pack 1. http://www.identityfinder.com This ... (view more)

Fri
26
Oct
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'Universal USB Installer 1.9.1.3', and 'Fort Digital Identity Manager 5.5'

Universal USB Installer 1.9.1.3 Universal USB Installer is a Linux USB creator that allows you to choose from a selection of Linux distributions to put on your USB flash drive. Universal USB Installer is easy to use. Simply choose any combination of ... a Live Linux distribution, the ISO file, and your flash, then click install. http://www.pendrivelinux.com Fort Digital Identity Manager 5.5 Fort is a secure, easy to use password manager and file encryption software tool for Windows. Fort protects your digital identity by encrypting passwords, credit card numbers and notes using a secure algorithm ... (view more)

Fri
30
Mar
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Microsoft Co-Founder, Citibank Fooled by Easy Scam

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has become the victim of an online identity fraud attack. According to reports, a former United States Army soldier used a debit card linked to one of Allen's accounts to attempt several fraudulent transactions. ... Federal investigators have revealed that Brandon Lee Price, a 28-year-old U.S. Army deserter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was able to change the address on a bank account owned by Allen and have a new debit card sent to his home. (Source: suntimes.com ) Citibank Fooled by Classic Scam In order to acquire the card, Price simply phoned Citibank ... (view more)

Mon
24
Oct
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'Identity Finder Home Edition 5.2', and 'Directory Hog 1.2'

Identity Finder Home Edition 5.2 Identity finder is a program that searches your computer for credit cards numbers and passwords and warns you if you are vulnerable to identity theft and fraud. You can search files that commonly contain private ... personal information such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe PDF, text, and html. http://www.identityfinder.com Directory Hog 1.2 Directory Hog is a small, free utility for Windows which will scan a drive of your choice and list the total size of each folder in a list. The list also shows the largest file size found in the folder as well as the number ... (view more)

Mon
24
Aug
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'Skank' Blogger To Sue Google For $15 Million

An anonymous blogger whose identity was revealed by Google says she will sue the firm for $1.5 million. But Google, which only revealed her name after a court order, says it was following both the law and its own user policies. The uproar began ... after former model Liskula Cohen complained to Google about a site using its Blogger service. The "Skanks of NYC" blog contained unflattering pictures of her and the words "I would have to say that first place award for 'Skankiest in NYC' would have to go to Liskula Gentile Cohen." Cohen said she wanted to pursue legal action against the writer but ... (view more)

Tue
16
Sep
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Age-Limited Digital Playgrounds Proposed By Microsoft

As part of its Trustworthy Computing Initiative, based on building the concept of "End to End Trust" proposed by Microsoft in April at the RSA Security Conference, Microsoft reportedly wants to create "digital playgrounds", sites where visitors have ... to prove their age using digital identity credentials. Microsoft is hoping its measures will make the Internet safer for children and adults wanting to conduct business, make transactions, and communicate confidently with people who are who they say they are. Part of the challenge concerns how to add more identity authentication without ... (view more)

Thu
29
May
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Security Boss Tempts Fate, Pays Price

A criminal has successfully answered a security firm chief's challenge to steal his identity -- and it could be a particularly costly defeat. Todd Davis of Californian company LifeLock was so confident of his fraud prevention service that he ... published billboards and filmed TV adverts displaying his own social security number. (It's 457-55-5462 in case you were wondering.) At least 87 people have attempted to steal his identity; at one stage people were trying to use his social security number under the names 'Joe Blow' and 'Jabba The Hutt', while another would-be criminal listed his address ... (view more)

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