But Officer, I’m A Victim of Identity Theft

Here’s an identity theft story you likely won’t read or see in the big news any time soon… but it’s one to consider.
Imagine this: You’re driving along, with your two kids, ages 18 and 14,
and suddenly you see blue and red lights reflecting off the front dash. You realize that you missed a stop sign, and that this must be a stop to give you a warning to not miss that stop sign again.
You turn on your flashers, pull to the side of the road, and wait for the officer to come to your window.
But no officer comes. Instead, after five minutes of waiting, two more squad cars pull up behind the one which initially pulled you over. As this happens, you hear the following words through a megaphone from the first car.

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ZoneAlarm Free Download and ZoneAlarm Pro: Interview and Review

ZoneLabs/Checkpoint is another company we have been hearing a lot about at Identity Theft Secrets, mostly because of their ZoneAlarm product, but also because of their suite of products dealing with Internet Security.
Here’s a screenshot of what Zone Alarm Pro looks like:
Zone Alarm Pro Free Screenshot
Here’s our interview with John Gable from CheckPoint (which again, is the company which makes Zone Alarm). (We’ll post the transcript soon.)

Download the CheckPoint (ZoneAlarm) Interview (MP3) Here
For now, here are some quick basics on ZoneAlarm, and a couple of coupons we found for downloading ZoneAlarm free, and for saving $20 on ZoneAlarm Pro.

You can save $20 on ZoneAlarm Pro by clicking here
Or,
you can download ZoneAlarm for free here.

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UK Government Data Breach in The Postal Service

A massive data breach in the United Kingdom demonstrates how easy it is for sensitive data to be compromised.
Two CDs containing the personal information of almost every child under the age of 16 and their parents in the U.K. have gone missing. (That’s 25 million people who belong to 7.25 million families.)
The data, compiled for the payment of certain social benefits, includes each child’s name, address, date of birth, sex, and National Insurance number, the parents’ and any partners’ information, and in some cases, the family’s bank account details.

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Symantec Interview Transcription Download and Norton Coupon

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I recently conducted an interview with Ed Kim, from Symantec, and we had a great conversation about the history of Symantec, why Norton and Symantec joined forces, and what the companies are doing together to create anti virus, internet security, and utilities solutions for home and business uses.

Download the Norton Interview (MP3) Here
See interview notes:

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RegCure Review and RegCure Interview: Downloading and Using Reg Cure

We’re going to be talking about a how you can get a free registry cleaner program called RegCure here (and perhaps other registry cleaners) very soon at IdentityTheftSecrets.com, but before we do, it’s important to start giving you some background on what a system registry is and what it does.
So, the Windows registry is a directory which stores settings and options for the operating system for Microsoft Windows.
The registry is a place where information and settings for all the hardware, operating system software, most non-operating system software, users, preferences of the PC, and a whole bunch of other stuff is stored.
Whenever a user makes changes of any significance within the computer, the changes are stored in the registry.
So, hopefully that makes sense?
After Windows introduced the Registry, it beame apparent that there was a need for a program designed to clean the registry, hence the name registry cleaner.
A registry cleaner is a type of program for Microsoft Windows operating system designed to attempt to remove unneeded or unwanted items from the Windows registry.
This can happen if you have had Spyware, Scumware, Adware, or another malicious program downloaded onto your machine, and it left behind traces of itself.
It could also happen for the less malicious but equally annoying situation where someone didn’t write an uninstall program correctly
Why might you need or want a registry cleaner?
As mentioned, some uninstallers for Windows software do not completely remove all traces of the software from the registry. If you’ve downloaded free software that may have malicious intent, or if you’ve downloaded software which may not have been designed with the best of intentions (have you been downloading free music using a program you got from some random site?), it’s possibly you have icky stuff sitting in the registry of your computer.
Some programs which are designed to do malicious things to your computer don’t come with uninstallers at all, and you end up manually removing them from your computer.

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Norton Anti Virus and Symantec Coupon For A Free Trial: Norton Coupon

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Well, it’s not free, but I did get them to give me a little coupon code.
Clicking on this Symantec coupon, you can save 10% on anything through the Symantec Home & Home Office Store
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(Link here to get a free trial of Norton Anti Virus.)
I recently conducted an interview with Ed Kim, from Symantec, and we had a great conversation about the history of Symantec, why Norton and Symantec joined forces, and what the companies are doing together to create anti virus, internet security, and utilities solutions for home and business uses.
One of the things we are going to get set up here (very shortly) is a way for people to get a discount on all Norton products, as well as a free trial for some of Symantec’s offerings.
But again, this Symantec coupon will save you 10% at checkout on any Home/Home office products they offer.
For now, my interview with Ed Kim from Symantec is available for listening below

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