Identity Thieves Bypassed Experian Security to View Credit Reports

Identity Thieves Bypassed Experian Security to View Credit Reports

Identity thieves have been exploiting a glaring security weakness in the website of Experian, one of the big three consumer credit reporting bureaus. Normally, Experian requires that those seeking a copy of ...
Senators Urge FTC to Probe ID.me Over Selfie Data

Senators Urge FTC to Probe ID.me Over Selfie Data

Some of more tech-savvy Democrats in the U.S. Senate are asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate identity-proofing company ID.me for "deceptive statements" the company and its founder allegedly made over ...
Fake Emergency Search Warrants Draw Scrutiny from Capitol Hill

Fake Emergency Search Warrants Draw Scrutiny from Capitol Hill

On Tuesday, KrebsOnSecurity warned that hackers increasingly are using compromised government and police department email accounts to obtain sensitive customer data from mobile providers, ISPs and social media companies. Today, one of ...
IRS: Selfies Now Optional, Biometric Data to Be Deleted

IRS: Selfies Now Optional, Biometric Data to Be Deleted

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said Monday that taxpayers are no longer required to provide facial scans to create an account online at irs.gov. In lieu of providing biometric data, taxpayers ...
IRS To Ditch Biometric Requirement for Online Access

IRS To Ditch Biometric Requirement for Online Access

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said today it will be transitioning away from requiring biometric data from taxpayers who wish to access their records at the agency's website. The reversal comes as ...
When Security Takes a Backseat to Productivity

When Security Takes a Backseat to Productivity

"We must care as much about securing our systems as we care about running them if we are to make the necessary revolutionary change." -CIA's Wikileaks Task Force. So ends a key ...
FCC Proposes to Fine Wireless Carriers $200M for Selling Customer Location Data

FCC Proposes to Fine Wireless Carriers $200M for Selling Customer Location Data

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today proposed fines of more than $200 million against the nation's four largest wireless carriers for selling access to their customers' location information without taking adequate ...
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Lock Him Up: Why Wyden Says Zuckerberg needs ‘Prison Term’

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) blurts out his most outspoken criticism yet of Mark Zuckerberg. The Facebook CEO stands accused of lying to and hurting the American people. I’m not 100% sure those are ...
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FEC: Campaigns Can Use Discounted Cybersecurity Services

FEC: Campaigns Can Use Discounted Cybersecurity Services

The U.S. Federal Election Commission (FEC) said today companies can offer discounted cybersecurity services to political campaigns without running afoul of existing campaign finance laws, provided they already do the same for ...