online identity

How your digital life can be compromised in 47 seconds

It can happen to you. In the Digital Age, we are constantly creating online passwords for new accounts, from online newspaper subscriptions to online shopping platforms. Since it is nearly impossible to remember all of the usernames and passwords, many of us link accounts or keep passwords saved on our devices for automatic login. Somehow, […]

The Internet-of-Things, aka the Interest-of-Thieves

With rising concerns about identity theft and hacking in today’s data-driven world, it is important to know where security risks lie that might not be obvious. Internet-of-Things (IoTs), from coffee makers that are programmed to turn on when the user wakes up, to children’s toys that can connect to the Internet, have allowed certain features […]

The identity theft movie: how to stop it in real life

Identity theft has become an ever-worsening issue surrounding online and in-person transactions, and the Identity Theft movie with Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman, while parodying the issue, still illustrated how awful it can be when it happens to you. While many experts discuss what to look for once you’ve become a victim of identity theft, […]

Have you seen your digital footprint lately?

The following is a guest post in honor of Data Privacy Day 2013 from Robin Wilton, who oversees technical outreach for Identity and Privacy at the Internet Society. Their tutorials about online identity and tracking are great, and we urge you to check them out! We are the raw material of the new economy. Data […]