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Identity Theft: Can Yours Be Stolen?

Security Danger SignA young woman in Australia had her online identity stolen in one day after giving only her email addresses and social media handles to a white hat hacker. In this case, it was an ethical hack to show how identities can be stolen, but in a real life situation, a black hat hacker could have done the same, and the woman would be trying to recover from the theft right now.

The hacker used “her Skype account and activity on chat forums from more than five years ago that would provide easy access to other computer and Internet accounts such as her main email addresses.” Continue reading

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