Identity Protection Blog

The Bankrate.com blog covers Identity Protection topics. Read blog posts from editors, writers and bloggers that provide unique commentary and opinion about ID theft, credit fraud, identity theft protection and prevention.
Thursday, December 22, 2016 10:50 am
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

Here are three authentication methods that could enhance or replace traditional website passwords.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016 3:39 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

Names, email addresses and passwords were taken in this most recently disclosed breach. Here are 5 ways to protect yourself.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 2:23 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

The financial trauma inflicted on some victims is enough to drive them to apply for government benefits, borrow money from family and friends or even sell their own possessions.

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Sunday, October 9, 2016 5:00 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

Making sure all of my passwords were safe and secure was a slog, but it was totally worth it.

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Friday, March 18, 2016 4:22 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

The personally identifying information of about 2.2 million patients is at risk after a data breach at Fort Myers, Florida-based 21st Century Oncology Holdings Inc.

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 4:28 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

University of California, Berkeley was recently hit by a cyberattack that exposed the Social Security and bank account numbers of around 80,000 individuals, including students, employees and vendors.

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Monday, February 29, 2016 6:05 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

This might be one of the more unusual ways for a data breach to occur.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 6:05 am
By Steve Weisman · Bankrate.com

Attorneys general from 49 states recently settled a lawsuit against MoneyGram Payment Services, Inc. after scammers used the service to defraud consumers.

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Tags: wire fraud
Monday, February 22, 2016 10:12 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

A fascinating new report shows the minefield Americans find themselves in when it comes to data breaches — and perhaps provides some surprises about the most popular breach targets.

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Monday, February 15, 2016 6:05 am
By Steve Weisman · Bankrate.com

At its worst, however, Facebook can be used to send content designed to get personal information from your computer and use it to make you a victim of identity theft.

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Tags: news, scam
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