David Bisson describes some of the ways you can protect yourself against identity thieves following the hack of Equifax.
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And don't imagine for a second that because you may have never heard of Equifax, or done no business with them, that you have somehow escaped from being affected by this breach.
Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
As Brits slept, the phishing gangs were up to their old tricks - spamming out SMS messages purporting to be warnings from Apple that our Apple IDs were due to expire today, and that we should act quickly.
An emerging form of ID theft has recently surfaced over in the United States - involving your mobile phones.
Yasin Soliman reports.
You would be wrong to think that this is just an attempt by the criminals to steal your Apple ID password - bad as that would be. It's much worse than that.
Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.
Neira Jones feels that there are more questions than answers, following the high profile targeted attacks against branches of the Santander and Barclays banks.
Bill Gates is the latest celebrity to have had his personal information published on a website that has exposed the social security numbers, addresses and personal financial information of a number of people in the public eye.
After the social security numbers, addresses and financial details of some of the USA's top celebrities were posted online, top credit bureaus have come forward and acknowledged that fraudulent and unauthorized access to their records has taken place.
Beyoncé, Michelle Obama, Paris Hilton and more public figures have had their personal information exposed on the internet.
But who is behind it?
A senior government official has advised users of social networks such as Facebook on how to better protect their privacy.
Don't tell social networks the truth.
Spam messages have been sent out by cybercriminals claiming to reward loyal Apple customers with $100 of credit to spend in-store if they just buy a $9 discount card.
It's a wonder that Apple makes any money with marketing campaigns like this! (Or rather it would be, if the email could be trusted).
Facebook fans of American talk show host Ellen DeGeneres have been targeted by a scammer posing as her manager, offering the chance to appear on the top-rated TV show.
Researchers have claimed that Facebook's inbuilt security systems are "not effective enough" at stopping automated identity theft, after running a large-scale infiltration of the network using Socialbots.
Bad news if you have been on vacation at one of the Wilderness resorts in Tennessee and Wisconsin in the last couple of years - hackers may now have your credit card details.
There may be up to 40,000 victims of the hack - which could lead to identity theft.
Facebook scammers steal identities to spread spam via chat messaging.
What's surprising is that your childhood memories may actually be enough to save you from falling for the scam.
Read more in my article at Naked Security.