identity theft

  • Revel Adds Photo-Based Identity Theft Prevention To Its iPad Point-Of-Sales System

    Revel Adds Photo-Based Identity Theft Prevention To Its iPad Point-Of-Sales System

    San Francisco-based Revel Systems is essentially the industry leader when it comes to iPad-based point-of-sale (POS) for restaurants, grocery and now retail, and today it’s adding additional security features that provide an added level of comfort for users and merchants. Revel 2.0 brings a new identity theft protection system to the POS, which shows an image of the credit card holder on… Read More

  • Identity theft costs rise overall, while costs per victim decline

    According to an article at Forbes, identity theft and related fraud were up considerably in 2009 with 11.2 million victims for an estimated cost of $54 billion U.S. dollars. In 2008, just under 10 million people were ripped off as a result of identify theft, for an estimated cost of $48 billion. Interestingly, the cost to individuals as a result of data breaches has declined from $498 in 2008… Read More

  • Selling your old iPhone could put you at risk for identity theft

    If you plan on tossing your old iPhone for the new 3G version next month, you may want to think twice before you do. Just like any other computer platform, you can pull data out of the memory using tools that are readily available. To most people this isn’t a big deal, but to the paranoid this is life or death. Since people use their iPhone for all kinds of computing, the information… Read More