Friday, January 18, 2008

Privacy = Security

New Study Points to Consumer Privacy Fears: Identity Theft, Stolen Credit card Info Reaches Record Levels
The Identity Theft Resource Center, for instance, listed more than 125 million records reported compromised in the United States last year. That's a sixfold increase from the nearly 20 million records reported in 2006. Data breaches often result from lost or stolen computer equipment such as laptops, though the single largest breach was a case of online hacking. Early last year, TJX Cos. disclosed that a data theft had exposed tens of millions of credit and debit cards to potential fraud.

Poor business practices are a security vulnerability.

Lack of privacy is a security vulnerability.

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