Infosecurity (UK) – RSA Europe: Identity theft is too easy and can even be automated says IT security expert

A followup on the article I posted yesterday…

This describes a presentation that was given during a security conference where the presenter went through the steps he took to obtain the data necessary to steal an identity.  Not altogether easy he said, but there are tools available that make it simpler.  Search engines themselves do a lot of the work.

Bottom line is that you must resist the urge to share personal information that we generally just don’t think of as personal.  We try to be social and have fun but don’t always think of the risk.  It’s easy to say “who would really want to steal my identity?”  After it actually happens I don’t think that’s what you’ll be saying…

Source: Infosecurity (UK) – RSA Europe: Identity theft is too easy and can even be automated says IT security expert.

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