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51 Proven Ways to Prevent College Identity Theft

51 Proven Ways to Prevent College Identity Theft

1. Be cautious of public computers Try to limit your usage on those computers to university-regulated sites and schoolwork. Don’t use them for anything to do with billing, and ...

Affidavit of Forgery

Affidavit of Forgery

What is an Affidavit of Forgery? Known either as an affidavit of forgery or a forgery affidavit, these legal documents are completed by a person who has been the victim of ...

Catfishing

Catfishing

What is catfishing? Catfishing (also known as "catphishing") refers to the act of a person – perhaps a cybercriminal – creating a fake personality and using fake pictures to ...

Anti-Virus

Anti-Virus

 What's an Anti-Virus? A computer virus is a malicious code which is capable of loading itself into one's computer and run against one's wishes. Anti-virus software detects and ...

Brute-Force Attacks

Brute-Force Attacks

What is a brute-force attack? Brute-force attacks are methods used by criminals to determine a password or PIN in order to break into a computer or network. Hackers may use ...

Carding

Carding

What is Carding and how can it affect you? Carding is the act of taking the credit card information from an unsuspecting victim and using it to either make unauthorized ...

Bot

Bot

What is a "bot" Short for robot, a "bot" is a script or application that succeeds at completing repetitive actions on command. Malicious bots allow an attacker to gain ...

Tax Scams Are Up 400% This Year

Tax Scams Are Up 400% This Year

Why are tax scams on the rise? According to the IRS, tax scams are up 400% compared to last year (2015). As of mid-February, the IRS has already had nearly 1,400 incidents. ...

IRS Hacked Again by Identity Thieves?

IRS Hacked Again by Identity Thieves?

Why can't the IRS secure their own site from hackers? In a statement on February 9th, the IRS stated that Identity Thieves breached the IRS database. Roughly 464,000 unique ...

Black Hat Hacker

Black Hat Hacker

What is a black hat hacker? A black hat hacker is a computer expert who finds vulnerabilities in internet security and exploits them for their own malicious gain. These ...

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