Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
(FAQ) Identity theft, online security, privacy
Old 04-06-2015, 10:32 AM   #1
Moderator
MichaelB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: On the road again
Posts: 20,939
(FAQ) Identity theft, online security, privacy

Following are posts with helpful links and suggestions for actions we can take to reduce the likelihood of or impact from identity theft or hacking. h/t to Gumby
__________________

__________________
MichaelB is online now   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-06-2015, 10:34 AM   #2
Moderator
MichaelB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: On the road again
Posts: 20,939
Excellent post by ClockWatcher Anthem Hacked: 80 million customers
Quote:


Like many others, I have been caught up recent Internet security breaches. The Anthem hack was the sixth in the past ten years and, because it included Social Security numbers, was by far the most serious. I share Chuckanut’s view that credit monitoring services are no better than waving goodbye to the horse after it has already left the barn. The only real defenses, in my opinion, however imperfect, are security freezes. Since 2006, I have had security freezes at:
Equifax
Experian
Innovis
TransUnion

In 2010, I implemented a security freeze at:
ChexSystems

This week I put security freezes in place at:
Certegy
CoreLogic Credco
NCTUE

And last night, I learned that security freezes are available at:
Clarity
LexisNexis
RealPage
SafeRent
SageStream
I will be completing the necessary paperwork/phone calls with them next week.

In my searches, I found guides to many more consumer reporting agencies:
http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/2...g-agencies.pdf
http://www.consumer-action.org/downl..._directory.pdf
Do A Total Background Check On Yourself – Consumerist

Many of the companies listed in these guides seem as though they should offer security freezes, but I was unable to locate anything on their websites. I am now appealing to the collective knowledge available here: Do you know of any other companies that have established processes to set up a security freeze?
__________________

__________________
MichaelB is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2015, 10:36 AM   #3
Moderator
MichaelB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: On the road again
Posts: 20,939
Clark Howard Credit Freeze and Thaw Guide Credit Freeze and Thaw Guide | www.clarkhoward.com h/t mpierce

FTC FAQ on Credit Freeze http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles...it-freeze-faqs h/t audrey1
__________________
MichaelB is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2015, 01:23 PM   #4
Moderator
MichaelB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: On the road again
Posts: 20,939
Security links Brokerage hackable?
Quote:
Originally Posted by ClockWatcher View Post
I have come across guides to improving the security of home systems. In my opinion, these are some of the better ones (in no particular order):

The steps that they recommend take time and effort to implement, but given a choice, I would rather put my time into preventing a loss, than recovering from it.
__________________
MichaelB is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Identity Theft at eBay and PayPal SamHouston FIRE and Money 70 09-08-2007 02:03 PM
identity theft Corporateburnout Other topics 21 10-27-2006 04:00 PM
Identity Theft - Maybe Eagle43 Other topics 6 06-11-2006 03:19 PM
Identity Theft Scam Eagle43 Other topics 1 02-13-2006 05:14 PM
Identity Theft haha Other topics 10 11-20-2003 10:38 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:55 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.