Documents about Identity Theft

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    Exploratory Essay

    Saginaw Valley, ENGL 111

    Excerpt: ... Kersten Zielinski Exploratory Essay ENGL 111 MW 5:30-6:50 October 24, 2007 Identity Theft is NOT a Good Research Paper Topic According to TrustedID, identity theft is one of the fastest-growing U.S. crimes. Studies show that about one in five families has been a victim. Identity theft is sub-divided into four categories: Financial Identity Theft (using another's name and SSN to obtain goods and services); Criminal Identity Theft (posing as another when apprehended for a crime); Identity Cloning (using another's information to assume his or her identity in daily life); and Business/Commercial Identity Theft (using another's business name to obtain credit). There are many techniques used to obtain anothers identity, including, but not limited to, dumpster diving, pick-pocketing, hacking, and browsing social networks. The increase in crimes of identity theft lead to the drafting of the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act (" Identity Theft "). Todays most used website among individuals, excluding e-mail, s ...

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    CofC, EDFS 455

    Excerpt: ... FTC: Millions hit by ID theft BY BOB SULLIVAN, MSNBC Nearly 10 million consumers have been victimized by some form of identity theft in the past year, the Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday. In the first government-backed study of its kind, the FTC found identity theft is much more common than previously believed. Victims lost $5 billion because of the crime last year, FTC officials said, and businesses have lost close to $50 billion dealing with the problem. AFTER A NATIONWIDE SURVEY of 4,000 adults conducted in March and April , the FTC concluded that 27 million adults had been victimized by some form of ID theft in the past five years. Victims spend between 30 and 60 hours cleaning up the problem after they've been hit, the report said. ID theft can be extremely lucrative for criminals, the survey found, who can walk away with over $10,000 per victim when they manage a full-blown identity theft . The report suggests earlier government statistics on identity theft victims were severely underestimated. ...

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    Exam1 Study guide

    North Texas, BCIS 2610

    Excerpt: ... nd antivirus software). Communication interception and way of preventing it (VPN, Encryption, private vs. public keys). Hardware theft and damage due to natural causes, and prevention measures. Other computer related crimes (piracy, identity theft , cyberstalking, Internet scams, phishing). Computer security related legislation (at least the laws mentioned in lecture slides). POWER POINT Power Point, what is it, what you can create with it. Elements of the PowerPoint window (toolbars, panes, tabs, view buttons). How to open a presentation and to switch views. Viewing a presentation in a slide show. Planning a presentation. Using auto-content wizard, terminology, available templates. Modifying a presentation, modifying, adding and deleting slides, terminology, 6x6 rule. Checking spelling and style, key functionality, available options, etc.; Speaker notes, previewing and printing presentation. Using design template. Working with graphics (resizing, re-coloring, setting color to transparent). Modifying design te ...

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    Kennesaw, IT 1492

    Excerpt: ... ATM's and Online Banking Procedures and Security Issues Introduction In the last decade of the 20th Century, technology transformed the banking industry. Today we are a convenience driven society and our banking technologies reflect that need for convenience. At What Price? Identity Theft Fraud Unauthorized Transfer of Funds This Topic is Intended to: Discuss ATM procedures Discuss Online Banking Procedures Introduce Security Concerns based on our Banking Technology Notes Notice how reliant the banking industry is on technology and security. Understand the history and note the industry leaders. Learn some interesting facts. ...

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    Michigan State University, CJ 385

    Excerpt: ... Chapter 21 Computer and Information Security Introduction (pg 399-400) All sectors of a modern society are affected by the predominant use of computers. One of the fastest growing problems associated with the misuse of computers is identity theft . CSO-CIO Interactions (pg. 400-401) Since computers are such a vital part of businesses, many firms have developed a full-time position for the study and control of information handled by computers. They are referred to as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) or Intellectual Technology (IT). Cooperation between the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the Chief Security Officer (CSO) is critical for adequate protection of company intellectual property. ...

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    San Diego State, IDS 180

    Excerpt: ... Review Terms for Exam 1 Term Where it was discussed Absolute cell reference in Excel Excel - Chapter 4 & Lecture Access controls Rainer, Chapter 3 & Lecture Adware Rainer, Chapter 3 & Lecture Authentication Rainer, Chapter 3 & Lecture Computer-Aided Software Engineering (CASE) Rainer, Chapter 10 & Lecture Cyber crime Rainer, Chapter 3 & Lecture Data Flow Diagrams (DFD) Rainer, Chapter 10 & Lecture Decision Support Systems (DSS) Rainer, Chapter 1 & Lecture Economic Feasibility & Cost/Benefit Analysis Rainer, Chapter 10 & Lecture Encryption Rainer, Chapter 3 & Lecture Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP) Rainer, Chapter 1 & Lecture Executive Information Systems Rainer, Chapter 1 & Lecture Excel's Fill Handle Excel - Chapter 4 & Lecture Identity theft Rainer, Chapter 3 & Lecture Implementation (phase of the SDLC) Rainer, Chapter 10 & Lecture Information Rainer, Chapter 1 & Lecture Information Technology Architecture Rainer, Chapter 1 & Lecture Information Technology components Rainer, Chapter 1 & Lecture ...

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    North Texas, BCIS 2610

    Excerpt: ... erences Typesoffunctions(statistical,logical.Mathandtrig,financial),insertingfunctions Creatingachart,commonchartelements Modifyingachart(editingvariouschartelements) WorkingwithPie,LineandColumncharts Workingwithtables,terminology,functionality,tools. Sortingandfiltering,customfilters. Hidingrows,freezingpanes,findingandreplacingcellvaluesandformats. Workingwithsubtotals. Pivottables,theirfunctionalityandcomponents,datasourcesforapivottable. Creating,modifyingandformattingpivottables. AMER 7 Types of computer security risks Types of computer malware (viruses, worms, Trojan horses, botnets) Protecting your computer Computer crime (unauthorized access, unauthorized use, Hardware theft, information theft, Identity theft , intellectual property theft) Methods of committing computer crimes (social engineering, phishing, shoulder surfi ...

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    Final Paper

    Ithaca College, WRTG 101

    Excerpt: ... Research Proposal 1. Research Question Has the abuse of internet become a threatening problem to the United States and other nations? 2. Answer to the research question / Possible thesis Yes. The abuse of the internet (can/will) become a leading cause of a failed country 3. Brief outline Intro- Introduce the internet and how it has changed the world for the better, then counter argue and give thesis statement Paragraph- web obsession (gambling, pornography) Paragraph- stalkers / sexual predators Paragraph- identity theft Paragraph- hackers, viruses Paragraph- violence Paragraph- almost impossible government control Paragraph- extreme disadvantage to older citizens Conclusion- recap and bring the reality of the extreme danger the web has on certain countries Side notes- Internet takes people away from the "real world" and put into a "virtual world" -Outdoor activities and sports being neglected. Decline in competitive sport -Laziness and health issues. Not eating/unhealthy eating. leads to an even greato ...

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    Texas San Antonio, CS 1023

    Excerpt: ... A Gift of Fire Third edition Sara Baase Chapter 5: Crime What We Will Cover Hacking Identity Theft and Credit Card Fraud Scams and Forgery Crime Fighting Versus Privacy and Civil Liberties Laws That Rule the Web Hacking Hacking currently defined as to gain illegal or unauthorized access to a file, computer, or network The term has changed over time Phase 1: early 1960s to 1970s It was a positive term A "hacker" was a creative programmer who wrote elegant or clever code A "hack" was an especially clever piece of code 1 Hacking (cont.) Phase 2: 1970s to mid 1990s Hacking took on negative connotations Breaking into computers for which the hacker does not have authorized access Still primarily individuals Includes the spreading of computer worms and viruses and `phone phreaking' Companies began using hackers to analyze and improve security Hacking (cont.) Phase 3: beginning with the mid 1990s The growth of the Web changed hacking; viruses and worms could be spread rapidly Political hacking (Hacktivism) ...

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    Identity theft prevention notes

    SUNY Oswego, CSC 101

    Excerpt: ... Identity theft has reached epidemic proportions-it's now the fastest-growing crime in America Thieves install their own small device on an ATM, right over the slot where you insert your card. Once you put your card in, the device, called a skimmer, reads and records all the account information stored on the magnetic strip, and even retrieves your PIN as you punch it into the keypad. Check ATMs If you see suspicious attachments that don't appear to be part of the original machine, don't use the ATM. Also beware of unusual signs that tell you to input your PIN multiple times. Another clue that something's wrong is when a helpful bystander or "bank employee" (thief) offers to assist you with a malfunctioning machine or other problem. Cancel the transaction and walk away. Pay with cash or a credit card at restaurants If your card gets skimmed, the thieves will not be dipping into your bank account (as they could with a debit card). Your credit card is protected against fraud by federal law. If it gets skimmed, d ...