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Finance and Economics => The Money Board => Economic News, the Global Economy and all Things Monetary => Topic started by: FreeLancer on June 29, 2018, 08:39:57 PM

Title: Web Financial Security: Plant your flag online, or fraudsters may do it for you
Post by: FreeLancer on June 29, 2018, 08:39:57 PM
From Krebs on Security:  https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/06/plant-your-flag-mark-your-territory/ (https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/06/plant-your-flag-mark-your-territory/)

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Many people, particularly older folks, proudly declare they avoid using the Web to manage various accounts tied to their personal and financial data — including everything from utilities and mobile phones to retirement benefits and online banking services. The reasoning behind this strategy is as simple as it is alluring: What’s not put online can’t be hacked. But increasingly, adherents to this mantra are finding out the hard way that if you don’t plant your flag online, fraudsters and identity thieves may do it for you.


Not being online carries its own risks.
Title: Re: Web Financial Security: Plant your flag online, or fraudsters may do it for you
Post by: FreeLancer on June 30, 2018, 08:24:51 PM
Sounds like what happened to this guy.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas/2018/06/29/112-year-old-austin-resident-oldest-living-veteran-robbed-savings-identity (https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas/2018/06/29/112-year-old-austin-resident-oldest-living-veteran-robbed-savings-identity)