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All Together Now

All Together Now

Posted by Cory Warren, Editor

Cybercrime against retailers isn’t going away anytime soon. Just ask the president of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA).

“We’re looking at how we can deal with this long term.” That’s what Kennedy told the Associated Press.

The RILA and several top retailers have now launched an intelligence-sharing center focused on the prevention of cybercrimes targeting retailers. Together is better, it appears.

Digital Safety in the Desert

Digital Safety in the Desert

What’s worse to come across in a public place—a noisy young child, or one far too absorbed in a smartphone or tablet?

Your answer may depend on whether you’re a parent … and how much screen time you allow your own children to have. (It may also depend on whether you’re sitting next to the child or just walking past!)

Picture This: Post Those Travel Pics…Later.

Picture This: Post Those Travel Pics…Later.

Are post cards quickly becoming relics of the past?

In this era of smartphones, it’s easy for travelers to snap an image of themselves on a sunny beach or outside a Paris museum and, seconds later, share the picture via social media.

Some of the same people who put “vacation holds” on their newspaper delivery and ask a neighbor to pick up their mail—to make sure their home looks occupied—often broadcast their whereabouts to the world.

Number of IRS Tax Fraud Cases—Big and Getting Bigger

Number of IRS Tax Fraud Cases—Big and Getting Bigger

Posted by Cory Warren, Editor

Remember Rashia Wilson—the self-proclaimed “First Lady” of tax fraud? The Internal Revenue Service says Wilson and co-conspirator Maurice Larry defrauded the IRS of at least $3.1 million.

Law enforcement officials say Wilson used proceeds of the tax fraud scheme to throw a $30,000 first birthday party for her daughter and purchase a $90,000 car.

And while the conviction last year was reassuring, new numbers from the IRS are anything but.

First Person: The “Nightmare” of P@s$wøRds

First Person: The “Nightmare” of P@s$wøRds

Posted by Cory Warren, Editor

This was the week I started changing my passwords. It’s also the week I clicked on “Forgot My Password” links a lot.

I’m new to LifeLock. And as I’ve immersed myself in facts and figures and anecdotes about identity theft, I’ve realized I need to change some habits.