CollectionMine

… online data backup solutions and storage

Archive for the ‘Identity theft’ Category

Posted by admin2 Comments Off

Consumerreports.org advises people that if they receive a notice that their personal data has been breached, they should immediately take steps to protect themselves from identity theft and fraud. Too often skeptical consumers ignore these notices. This is unfortunate because surveys show that over 22% of notice recipients become victims of identity fraud. Identity thieves [...]

Categories: Identity theft, Scams
Posted by admin2 Comments Off

If your mobile device is lost or stolen, all of your personally identifiable information (PII) is at risk. This includes your contacts list, texts, e-mail, sent and received phone calls, all install apps, photos, videos, etc. Take precautions now to avoid a serious compromise of your PII in the future. There are 3 major security [...]

Posted by admin2 Comments Off

Instagram set off quite a furor with their apparent move to appropriate and sell their users’ photos. They have since released a statement that they have no plans to sell the photos, just to use information about the users to target advertising. Still, the furor was surprising considering that the entire purpose of Instagram and [...]

Posted by admin2 Comments Off

In the first three months of 2012, criminals traded 12 million pieces of personal information online. That was a 200% increase over 2010. Most people were happily oblivious that their identity had been stolen until they were denied access to something, such as a loan. Identity theft victims commonly experience refusal of loans or credit [...]

Posted by admin2 Comments Off

offsite data backupThe upcoming income tax season is another prime opportunity for scam artists to ply their trade. In Canada scammers are sending out emails purporting to be from Canada Revenue Agency, and good news: You have a refund!

Posted by admin2 Comments Off

computer backupThere are a few ways that someone can gain unauthorized access to your email account. Possibly your password is too simple and someone can guess it. Or your password is great but someone can guess the answer to your password reset question.

Posted by admin2 Comments Off

secure online backupPhishing involves a criminal sending out legitimate-looking e-mails to try to get the recipients to hand over personal and financial information. It usually involves the victim clicking on a link that takes them to a bogus website which looks very much like the legitimate site.

Posted by admin2 Comments Off

online backup softwareFiresheep lets you hijack other people’s insecure social network connections.  If someone uses a public WiFi connection to log onto Facebook et al., anyone using Firesheep can capture and display their authentication information.

Posted by admin2 Comments Off

remote data storagePersonal data is a valuable commodity in the cyber criminal underground economy. Annually hundreds of billions of dollars are lost by companies all around the world due to identity theft. It is estimated that 1 out of every 10 Americans has already been a victim of ID theft.

Posted by admin2 Comments Off

remote data backup softwareCyber criminals have been busy using eBay and PayPal to scam companies out of big bucks. Two Vietnamese exchange students have been arrested so far. They made more than $1.2 million using eBay to sell products bought with stolen credit card numbers.

Search the Site

    Free Tip Sheets


    What to Store?

    offsite data backupoffsite data backup

    Digital & scanned artwork, thesis, manuscript, novel, journal, books

    offsite data backupoffsite data backup

    Pedigree, pet insurance, license, adoption papers, digital & scanned photographs

    offsite data backupoffsite data backup

    Contact information, house insurance, mortgage, rental & renovation contracts

    offsite data backupoffsite data backup

    Homemade & downloaded movies, videos, recorded & downloaded music, musical scores, lyrics

    offsite data backupoffsite data backup

    Passport, itinerary, ID, citizenship documents, travel visa, digital files