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Identity Confirmation ? Challenge / Response anti-spam filtering with a twi
2012-05-27 12:36:00
It is not a matter of novelty to any efficiency-oriented business professional that in nowadays email communication environment, the security issue is not one to ignore. Particularly when talking about the fast-adapting spamming methods which, at the spam-receiving end, can easily be translated as detrimental to the general productivity (therefore wasted) time. On the other ...
It?s Liquid ?
2012-04-28 13:17:00
There is noting permanent, but change. – Heraclitus (535-475 BC) According to the sociologist Zygmunt Bauman, we now live in a ?Liquid Society? where reality keeps changing at a very fast pace and individuals need to adapt smartly to survive. By splicing together an unending series of short-term projects, the episodes do not add up to the kind of sequence to which concepts like ?career? and ?progress? could be meaningfully applied. Such fragmented lives require individuals to be flexible and adaptable ? to be constantly ready and willing to change tactics at short notice, to abandon commitments and loyalties without regret and to pursue opportunities according to their current availability. Social form and institutions no longer have enough time to solidify and cannot serve as frames of reference for human actions and long-term life plans, so individuals have to find other ways to organize their lives. Therefore, the individual must act, plan actions and calculate the likely g...
2012-03-22 17:23:00
We suppose that most of our readers already know this, but we here at República really love social commentary. Here's some that comes from our good friend, Jeff Lapaixx, who decided to take his frist stab at documentary work. We could spend time describing its context, but thought that it'd just be better to let the man himself describe it in his own words:
2012-02-03 19:06:00
The Question Bridge is a transmedia art project that seeks to represent and redefine Black male identity in America. Through video mediated question and answer exchange, diverse members of this "demographic" bridge economic, political, geographic, and generational divisions. The project is in full swing and expanding into a a travelling series, educational curriculum and even a smartphone app! Have a look at their introductory video to see how it all works:
National Protect Your Identity Week Facilitates Identity Theft Protection a
2009-09-23 16:44:00
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert A recent National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) survey conducted by Harris Interactive(R) revealed that 45 percent of all U.S. adults, roughly 101 million people, would feel at most risk for identity theft when making a purchase with a credit card that requires the card to be temporarily taken out of ...
The Scourge of Medical Identity Theft
2009-09-22 17:11:00
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert Medical identity theft can make you sick. When I was asked by the reporter on the CBS Early Show, “If medical identity theft happens to you”…and I eloquently responded “You’re screwed”, and amazingly it made the edits to air. Because in sum, it’s true. Medical identity theft occurs when someone uses a ...
Hey, thanks for the identity theft, Verizon Wireless
2009-09-22 02:06:00
So, today, I get this email from Verizon Wireless about their privacy policies for their wireless customers. At first I thought the email was spam because I haven not been a Verizon Wireless customer for OVER 2 years. I imagine my shock when I see my old Vermont cell phone number on the email. A phone ...
Carders, Dumps, and Identity Theft
2009-09-18 14:35:00
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert Albert Gonzalez and his gang of criminal hackers, were responsible for data breaches in retailers and payment processors with some estimates saying they breached over 230 million records combined. Gonzalez, considered a proficient criminal hacker, provided ?Dumps? which is credit card data he stole from the breaches and supported the supply of ...
Couples Online Bank Account Hacked Leads to Identity Theft
2009-09-12 16:30:00
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert Why hack your online bank? Because that?s where the money is! FINEXTRA reports A US couple who had thousands of dollars stolen from their online account have been given the go-ahead by a court to sue their bank for failing to provide adequate security. In 2007 the couple fell victim to an ...
Cybersquatting Leads to Identity Theft
2009-09-10 15:59:00
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft ExpertEver click on a link from an email or while surfing and something just wasn?t right? The domain name in the address bar looked like a letter or two off? A misspell? Maybe it had a number tossed in there for good measure? This is either cybersqautting or typosquatting and it?s ...
How To Prevent Card-Skimming Identity Theft
2009-09-08 15:55:00
Identity Theft Expert Robert Siciliano The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) provides a framework and in-depth guidelines on how merchants securely store and transmit payment card account data to keep it out of the hands of criminals. Non-compliance with the standards can result in fines of up to $500,000 issued by credit card associations such ...
Credit Card Identity Theft Fears Loom
2009-09-03 21:30:00
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert reports Credit and debit card fraud is the No. 1 fear of Americans in the midst of the global financial crisis, according to a report by Unisys, an information technology company. Concern about fraud supersedes that of terrorism, computer and health viruses and personal safety. According to research 66 ...
Another Identity Theft Ring Busted
2009-09-02 14:14:00
Identity Theft Expert Robert Siciliano The Feds are getting better at busting criminals every day. Seventeen criminals, many from Eastern Europe, some who operated under tag-names ?the Viver,? ?Inexwor? and ?DoZ? pilfered more than 95,000 stolen credit card numbers and $4 million worth of fraudulent transactions. The NY Times reports the men were involved in a vast ...
Unique Identity To Each Citizen- Will The Mobile Subscriber Database Help G
2009-08-27 08:56:00
The Unique Identification Authority of India certainly has its job cut out for it. Since the revelation that every Indian would be getting a unique identification number, WATBlog has covered the developments. The inclusion of prolific technocrat Nandan Nilekani as the head incharge of the panel ushers in the prospect of new governance – where corporate ingenuity and technical expertise is appreciated. However, the most troubling aspect of it all is the concept of the database. How do you document 1 billion individuals. Let’s start small. In an interview, Mr. Nilekani stated that first few million would be out in a few months. Here’s an interesting article I read on how he could begin. So, what are his options? Voter ID cards, Ration Cards, Drivers Licenses, PAN (Personal Account Numbers), Passports? Even a comprehensive list is small. And the demographic could be overlapping. The difficulty is the verification. The widespread reach of the ration and the voter ID, t...
By: WATblog
Identity Theft Protection
2009-08-25 08:55:00
In this information era, crime is also growing. A kind of crime that doesn?t happen at the old time is identity theft. Did you know that over nine million people per year become victim of this kind of crime? Those victims could loose loans, credit card usage and even credibility. It is a must for you ...
A Glorious Week of Identity Theft
2009-08-21 14:59:00
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert If there was ever a week to get high, totally drunk, on information security and identity theft scammers and hackers, then this is it! Media outlets everywhere have been pumping out story after story of data breaches, identity theft, criminal hackers and indictments! Yeah team! For a criminal hacker groupie, this ...
Big Time Identity Theft Hackers Indicted
2009-08-20 17:17:00
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert ABC news and a bazillion other outlets report that a former informant for the Secret Service was one of three men charged with stealing credit and debit card information from 170 million accounts in the largest data breach in history. The former informant, Albert Gonzalez of Florida, A.K.A “Segvec”, “SoupNazi,” and ...
Keep Your Identity Safe
2009-08-20 09:53:00
Today, we issued a release on the proliferation of identity theft malware during times of economic crisis. Our research found that the number of users affected by malware designed for identity theft has increased 600 percent this year compared to the same time in 2008.PandaLabs receives nearly 37,000 samples of new viruses, worms, Trojans and other types of Internet threats each day. Of these, 71 percent are Trojans, mostly aimed at stealing bank details or credit card numbers, as well as passwords for other commercial services. Between January and July 2009, PandaLabs received 11 million new threats, approximately 8 million of which were Trojans. This is in clear contrast, for example, to the average of 51 percent of new Trojans that PandaLabs received in 2007. PandaLabs estimates that approximately three percent of all users have fallen victim to these techniques. The problem with these types of threats, unlike traditional viruses of the past, is that they are designed to go undet...
Will a National ID Card Prevent Identity Theft?
2009-08-17 19:58:00
Identity Theft Expert Robert Siciliano In a word, no. By itself a national ID card will not prevent all forms of identity theft. However, if a number of other factors come into play that will effectively associate the credited with credit, meaning there is a factual amount of accountability through identity proofing, then yes, new account ...
Identity Theft Is Easy Over P2P
2009-08-14 18:26:00
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert Peer to peer file sharing is a great technology used to share data over peer networks. It?s also great software to get hacked and have your identity stolen. Installing P2P software allows anyone, including criminal hackers, to access your data. This can result in data breaches, credit card fraud and identity ...
huanglimei wrote a new blog post: Revealed: The identity of the BBC's lates
2009-07-24 13:22:00
huanglimei wrote a new blog post: Revealed: The identity of the BBC's latest star Video : A computer expert has described his astonishment at seeing the BBC’s 24-hour news channel interview supposed taxi driver Guy Goma in the mistaken belief it was him. Guy Kewney - a white, bearded technology expert - was astonished to see himself appear on screen as a black man with an apparent French accent. He was even ...
Can Alloys Protect Your Identity?
2009-07-21 13:00:00
The switch from old-fashioned paper passports to new electronic "e-passports" has made passport identity theft a hot topic. Security concerns revolve around the way e-passports store your personal information on an internal integrated circuit (IC) and then transmit the data once the passport i
Ma?am Boxer?s Identity Politics
2009-07-16 22:00:00
First, note how my junior Senator doesn’t object when Black Chamber of Commerce, President and CEO Harry Alford calls her “Ma’am.” Guess she worked hard for that appellation. This left-wing lady can’t seem to understand how a black businessman who pays property tax in our state might disagree with the NAACP.  By her logic then, ...
Identity Protection Survey Rates Identity Force Best-in-Class
2009-06-06 11:19:00
Javelin Report Names Identity Force as Top Vendor for Fraud Alert Hybrid Services Identity Force, a leading provider of identity protection solutions for businesses and consumers, was awarded “Best-in-Class” for Fraud Alert Hybrid Services in a new survey released by Javelin Strategy & Research — the leading independent provider of quantitative and qualitative research focused ...
2NE1, the ?Brand Identity and the Roles of the Members? They Themselves Hav
2009-05-31 09:28:00
Increase their familiarity with the public through newspapers and such, that?s their third project, and how this third project of ?Female Big Bang? 2NE1 came to be.They had already participated in an advertisement for a large enterprise together with ?oppa group? Big Bang, and ensured their popularity through the CM song ?Lollipop? (the first project), and after they had successfully had their TV debut stage through the SBS Inkigayo on 17th (the second project) they chose to give interviews as the third project.During the interviews, they have presented a better command of speech compared to the other peer girl groups by explaining their identity and such with a calmer tone.About their identity, leader of 2NE1 CL expressed ?we present the charm of neutral with an intrepid rap as the base, and we are fully presenting the charm of four colours, four persons by this?.The way she spoke in that particular part is just close to the atmosphere around them. The four members including leader...
Do We REALLY Need Identity Politics To Extend To SCOTUS?
2009-05-26 16:55:00
Imagine if a conservative Supreme Court Justice nominee had said the following… wouldn’t that be grounds for automatic dismissal of his appointment in the court of public opinion as well as the United States Senate?  In fact, it almost sounds like something Robert Byrd would have said at sometime in his life. ?I would hope that ...
Social Networking and the Identity Theft Flu
2009-05-15 21:21:00
Identity Thieves Getting SmarterIdentity thieves are savvy. They learned long ago that obvious grabs for your personal information garner far fewer suckers than a more subtle grift. One of the more recent inventive schemes is abusing social networks by turning the scam into a game. According to PC World’s blog, scammers are now leveraging your ...
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L-1 Identity (ID): Bet on biometrics
2009-04-01 15:00:00
"The CEO at L-1 Identity Solutions (NYSE: ID) has snapped up $4.1 million worth of shares," reports Karim Rahemtulla, investment director at Xcelerated Profits Report."One of our portfolio positions is defense sector firm, L-1 Identity Solutions. The company is one of the leading identity protection and security firms."The company provides biometric systems at both the federal and state levels in the U.S., as well as for governments around the world."Wall Street has given this firm a rough ride recently, but it’s not because of any negative changes in its business. Plus, it has very little competition and continues to grow both internally and through acquisitions."We’re- also paying attention to the ton of insider buying this year – most notably, the 879,200 shares that CEO Robert LaPenta has snapped up since mid February at a total cost of $4.1 million."With firms like L-1 it’s important to remember the long-term potent...
Will wrote a new blog post: Identity in the Age of the Internet
2009-03-11 12:01:00
Will wrote a new blog post: Identity in the Age of the Internet Finally getting my teeth into my dissertation, I'm not entirely sure how I will be handling it yet. My title is: "Who is Joe Bloggs? An exploration of the Role of Web-Journals in the Creation of an Online Identity". So its totally relavent and everything! I've been reading some really interesting stuff, "Life on the ...
Neighbor Identity Thieves From Hell
2009-03-09 14:16:00
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert Speaker With all the hullabaloo about criminal hackers and identity thieves organizing as webmobs from all over the world, people often forget that it?s the people in our lives that are the closest to us who often perpetrate these crimes. Especially in tough times, identity thieves could be someone in your ...
Tax Time Tips for Identity Theft Protection and Prevention
2009-03-04 19:25:00
Identity Theft Speaker Expert Robert Siciliano We are approaching tax time. Scammers are ramped up and looking for your money. Learn these tips and watch your back. Protect and prevent Identity Theft. 1. Text messaging scams or Phexting Like phishing but texting); Criminal hackers have access to technology that generates cell phone numbers and access ...
Identity Theft Crime Victims Bill of Rights
2009-02-26 02:23:00
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert A consortium of a number of companies in the identity theft prevention space have banded together to create a ?Bill of Rights? for victims of identity theft. A Bill of Rights would provide victims of identity theft the needed leverage in response to a breach of their information that ...
Identity Theft Rising; Hits Record 10M Americans in 2008
2009-02-10 15:06:00
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert Speaker 2/9/09 Number of fraud victims rises in 2008, but average loss per theft falls, according to a recent study. Article Here  It should come as no surprise that identity theft incidents are climbing. Over the past year we have seen hundreds of data breaches resulting in millions and millions of records ripped out ...
Blogging Identity Crises
2009-02-07 23:12:00
I’m skipping the last Blissdom session as I’m in thought.  And when I’m in thought, I get distracted.  I wouldn’t get anything from the session anyway. The good news…  I found out that a famous-to-me blogger reads me.  And that she might be willing to hire me.  Perhaps.  Maybe.  If we work something out - AND she wants me to guest post.  Because she likes my voice.  I’m not linking her because it’s not a done deal, and I don’t want to put words in her mouth - or pressure on her.  But this is HUGE for me.  1) Someone who in my opinion is a success reads me.  Sorry, but that gives me validation.  2)  Potential new client woot!  So…  networking works. But the bad news…  I’m in a blogging identity crises.  There was a branding session.  After the session I asked a couple of gals who I trust and respect, and who know both my blog and other writing, what do THEY think when they go to my blog (in terms ...
What happens to the victims of identity thefts?
2009-01-05 18:04:00
Every case of identity theft is different from one another but the real concern is to know what happens to the victims of identity thefts. It is said to feel that these victims get little or no help from the authorities who actually informed on their stolen identity to them. The law enforcement agencies do ...
Tips You Should Know to Prevent Identity Theft During Holiday Shopping Seas
2008-11-28 10:58:00
With holiday season fast approaching, consumers are entering into the most active spending period of the year. Reinforced by the soft economy, this is "high season" for identity theft with identity thieves seeking to take advantage of shoppers. Identity theft generally rises during the holidays because thieves assume that consumers aren't paying attention to their credit card purchases, debit card purchases, receipts etc. as closely.One the leading provider of a new breed of services to help consumers safeguard their privacy and prevent identity theft is IdentityTruth. They are offering basic tips to help consumers to ?prevent identity theft? and avoid putting your identity at risk during the 2008 holiday season. In addition to watching budgets this season, consumers also need to be vigilant in the face of possible identity theft. 1. Use credit cards instead of debit cards: Under the Fair Credit Billing Act, Credit Cards provide consumers protection again fraudulent charges and you...
North Carolina Man Steals Child?s Identity
2008-11-28 01:46:00
Michael John Maris allegedly stole the identity of a three year old child and used it to setup accounts with local utility companies. Related posts:HP Investigator Charged with Identity Theft According to Network World, an independent investigator is facing Federal...What To Do if You Suspect Identity Theft: Step Four If you ask a victim of identity theft (and their...What To Do if You Suspect Identity Theft: Step Three There are four main steps that you should take. Let's...
Security Mailbox - Mailbox That Protects Your Identity
2008-11-18 20:14:00
Several years ago, Juan Pineda found himself waiting for his wife's paycheck. And waiting. And waiting.
Secure gains from L-1 Identity (ID)
2008-11-04 06:00:00
Growth stock expert Karim Rahemtulla ( updates investors on L-1 Identity Solutions ( (NYSE: ID (, a holdings in his Xcelerated Profits Report ( Here, he eyes the high tech security firm."L-1 Identity Solutions could be set for a $250 million windfall. New York state officials just announced that the company has won the bidding for its five-year contract that will involve assisting the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) with enrollment services and fingerprint-based background checks."L-1 will provide 75 facilities for officials to conduct these background checks and data processing centers for job applications and licenses that require applicant scrutiny. That includes the Department of State, Department of Motor Vehicles, and the Office for Children and Family S...
Identity Theft?.hooooo are you..hooo?hooo..hooo.hooo?
2008-10-26 03:20:00
Isa sa mga ka-officemate ko recently ay naging biktima ng identity theft. Nung madinig ko na naging biktima sya ng Identity Theft unang pumasok sa isip ko eh yun high-tech version ng identity theft, yun karaniwan na napapanood sa sine na may uber hacker na naka-login sa mga government and commercial databases at pinalitan yun ... [ This is a content summary only. Visit for full links, other content, and more! ]
Teen Girls and Sexual Identity
2008-10-25 01:41:00
Today’s teens are influenced by a culture that, in many ways, fosters great confusion about sexual identity.  Kids are encouraged by their idols and classmates to act on their feelings, and ”anything goes.”  Teens doing whatever they want, along with a newfound acceptance and outright promotion of homosexual lifestyles, culminates in a confusion for even well-schooled ...
Retaggr - Promote Your Identity With Deluxe Virtual Card
2008-10-24 07:50:00
Identity of blog owner is important part that we can’t ignore. Look at the succesfull blogger in this world seperti John Chow or ShoeMoney, they not just have the “clear” identity, even they have their own trademark.
Eagle Eye (2008) PG-13 118min
2008-09-28 08:53:00
Eagle Eye (2008) Eagle Eye is the new product of Steven Spielberg’s Dreamworks studio, starring Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson, Michael Chiklis and Billy Bob Thornton. The plot: Two unrelated people, a copy shop clerk Jerry Shaw (LaBeouf) and a young single mom Rachel Holloman (Monaghan) are thrown together by a phone call from a mysterious ...
The Semantics of Identity Assurance
2008-09-22 21:36:00
Identity Assurance was a hot topic at DigitalIDWorld this year, but as with many terms (such as policy or governance), it means different things to different people.According to the Liberty Alliance Project, “Identity” is “A unique name for single person” [sic] and “Assurance level” is “A degree of certainty that a claimant has presented a credential that refers to the claimant’s identity.” The Identity Assurance Expert Group (IAEG)’s goal is to “provide public and private sector organizations with a uniform means of relying on digital credentials...
Protest at Tata Plant Evidence of Indian Identity Crisis
2008-09-05 16:36:00
At a price of just $2,500 each, Tata Motors Ltd.?s (TTM) Nano was billed early in its development as the world?s cheapest automobile and the only car that was both affordable and practical enough for India?s quickly burgeoning middle class. But the…
Objectors to Identity Cards Are Ignorant and Insular
2008-08-21 12:09:00
I spend a fair amount of my time in Spain these days and when I am there I usually pay for purchases in shops with a credit card - as one does. To protect themselves from fraud many of these shops require a photo identity card to back up the credit card. I use an ...
Beyond Fingerprinting: Is Biometrics the Best Bet for Fighting Identity The
2008-08-19 15:44:00
From Scientific American: If you are like many people, navigating the complexities of everyday life depends on an array of cards and passwords that confirm your identity. But lose a card, and your ATM will refuse to give you money. Forget a password, and your own computer may balk
Largest Identity Theft Ring in History Indicted
2008-08-13 13:40:00
Recently, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that eleven perpetrators behind the largest known identity theft ring in history have been charged with conspiracy, computer intrusion and identity theft. Allegedly, the group is responsible for stealing and selling more than 40 million credit and debit card numbers. The credit and debit card numbers were intercepted electronically ...
Illegal Immigrant Steals Womans Identity.... Gets Job At Koch Foods..
2008-08-05 05:35:00
What a sad story.A couple battling an identity theft nightmare has taken their story all the way to Capitol Hill for a hearing on immigration.It started with a speeding ticket and became a several-year nightmare for Jayme and Lora Costner of Newport."I was kind of shocked and then it snowballed from there," Jayme Costner said. "The report says 4'11" hispanic male, I'm not really a 4'11" hispanic male."After a search and court procedures, Costner realized his identity was stolen by a man who was dating his wife's sister.But the identity trouble didn't end there.The Costners soon found out about a worker's compensation claim at Morristown's Koch foods under Lora Costner's name and social security number.Costner has never worked there.So she filed identity theft charges with police, but the law does not prohibit using a false identity to get employment."Two weeks later, we got a letter and we owed $7,854 in back taxes."Because their social security numbers and names were attach...
Tom Quayle: identity crisis
2008-07-06 21:47:00
News: 06-07-2008: Tom Quayle posted the music from his guitar idol 2008 appearance, entitled "Identity Crisis", one suspects this will be appearing on an up and coming CD release... and hopefully DVD too... I added the last bit myself as wishful thinking on my part ;o) This is a content summary only. Visit Truth In Shredding to find out more!
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