Was your identity stolen in 2010?

The Identity Theft Resource Center has reports that cover last year and information about past data breaches with prominent companies.  The ITRC has information on what to do if your id is stolen.  Link

Hacker cracks W-LAN password in 20 mins using cloud – The Local

Hacker cracks W-LAN password in 20 mins using Amazon cloud – The Local.

Interesting article on how passwords can be broken if given time.  By using cloud computing, this individual could use multiple fast computers to break a password on a wireless network.  The article continues to tell you how to help protect you against this form of hacking.

 

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Data Breaches In 2010: Indicates Mandatory Reporting Needed – Darkreading

Data Breaches In 2010: Indicates Mandatory Reporting Needed – Darkreading.

The Identity Theft Resource Center recorded 662 breaches on its 2010 ITRC Breach List. It is apparent, with few exceptions, that there is no transparency when it comes to reporting breaches. Other than breaches reported by the media and a few progressive state websites, there is little or no information available on many data breach events. It is clear that without a mandatory national reporting requirement, that many data breaches will continue to be unreported, or under-reported.” Read more..