Inside the Password-Stealing Business: The Who and How of Identity Theft


With shopping and banking transactions occurring primarily online today, password stealing has become a common cyber crime. Whatever the vector of attack, in many cases some sort of password-stealing malware makes its way onto victims’ computers.


McAfee Research Report: http://www.mcafee.com/us/local_content/reports/6622rpt_password_stealers_0709_en.pdf


Some suggestions for creating strong passwords:
http://www.microsoft.com/protect/fraud/passwords/create.aspx
(This btw. is on our new Online Saftey page – go and have a look!)


-Urs



 

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