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Biggest Year Yet for Identity Fraud.

Biggest Year Yet for Identity Fraud.

Today, Javelin Strategy & Research issued their 2017 Identity Fraud Study. Identity fraud is at an all-time high with 15.4 million US victims in 2016, up 16 percent from the previous year. That’s a lot of fraud victims, especially when you consider what individuals face when they experience this kind of crime. Many people don’t find out about fraud committed in their name until they find a new credit card statement in the mail or start receiving calls from collections agencies.

A Few Identity Theft Protection Tips

We put together this video as a reminder for our LifeLock colleagues and realized it made good sense to share these identity theft protection tips with you!

More Malicious Cyber Attacks Ahead?

More Malicious Cyber Attacks Ahead?

Every morning, Lisa Monaco provides threat assessments to President Obama. Monaco is the president’s Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor. In a speech this week, she noted that an increasing share of the bad news she delivers to him is on cyber threats.

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day

If you’re looking for a day to assess how you and your children behave online, today’s the day. That’s because today is Safer Internet Day.

The idea behind Safer Internet Day is to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people. The theme this year: Let’s create a better Internet together. And it’ll be observed in more than 100 countries with a variety of events.

Avoiding Identity Theft—On the Other Side of the Globe

Avoiding Identity Theft—On the Other Side of the Globe

Assistant Editor’s Note: Our blog editor, Cory, has been on vacation in Europe the past couple weeks. Lucky guy! While he was away, we had fun keeping up the blog. Here, we share his dispatch from France and enjoy his selfie from the beach pictured above.

Rules are made to be broken, right? But if you break them, you implicitly accept the risks.

Drive 75 miles per hour in a 65 m.p.h. zone? Don’t be angry at the police officer that gives you a speeding ticket. Skip the annual flu vaccine? Don’t be upset when you’re in bed, suffering with a fever and who-knows-what-else. (If you have the vaccine and still get the flu, that’s a different story.)