Though you may not have heard of them, Trend Micro is one of the world’s largest companies in the antispyware and computer protection software space.
In this interview, I spoke with David Perry, director of Global Education for Trend Micro, about solutions for everyone from home and home offices, to small business and enterprise business solutions.
Products we talked about Trend Micro Internet Security (formerly called PC-Cillin, but since phased out for a new name, just Internet Security), as well as their antivirus plus antispyware solutions, and a free scan that they call “Housecall”.
This is one of my favorite interviews I’ve done for IdentityTheftSecrets.com, as David is both a dynamic speaker and a very knowledgeable individual in the security and computer protection industry.
You can listen to the interview here for now, and a transcript of this interview with Trend Micro will be coming soon.
Have you recieved messages asking you for your assistance? Or messages that appear to be from Amazon, PayPal, DHL or a bank requesting you to use their link to confirm your personal and credit information? These types of messages are called “phishing” emails and are used to get yourcredit information for the purpose of credit card fraud or identity theft. How can you protect yourself from this type of scam?
Most consumers are familiar with the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) that insures bank accounts and offers blanket protection for any deposits made to member banks. You may be less familiar with the SIPC (Securities Investor Protection Program) but every investor or potential investor at any level should be aware of the protection services that the SPIC offers.
Christie Scalzo, mother of two and resident of Nevada, has experienced, what I would consider to be, a true Identity Theft Tragedy.
Christie Scalzo’s information was stolen in 2002, from her car, while she shopped at a 99 cent store.
Something that could happen to pretty much anyone.
Fast forward to 2008, when she was pulled over by a police officer, who was just doing his job.
From Identity Theft Victim Locked Up
She was driving with her kids when the 2002 incident would suddenly come back to haunt her…”It was right past the signal when he pulled me over. He said ‘Can I see your license?’ and I said ‘Yeah, what’s the matter?’ Because I know nothing is wrong, I know I don’t have any problems. And he said, ‘Well, I just ran your plates and you have a warrant out of Henderson.’ And, I said, ‘What?'”… Despite Scalzo’s explanations of identity theft to arresting officers, she was taken to the Henderson Detention Center. She was locked up. But the fingerprints from the 2002 arrest were not compared to hers. Neither was the mug shot. Scalzo was booked on burglary , drugs and weapon charges… Scalzo thought if law enforcement would not compare the fingerprints and mug shots, she would have to do that herself. “I went to Henderson courts, police station. I needed mug shots, fingerprints, discovery, all my files, and they all said I have to have an attorney here to subpoena the records.” After spending $3,500 on legal fees and months of litigation, Scalzo would finally get her day in court. It took only seconds. “They dismissed the case. That was it,” Scalzo explains….”I hope this isn’t the end of the case,” Perry (Scalzo’s attorney) said. “They ought to be finding this woman. That woman is still out there somewhere. Still has Christie’s information.”…
Although this mix up is now solved for Scalzo, the story does not end on a happy note. Hours after she was released from the Henderson Detention Center, she miscarried.
Economic Stimulus Checks and Tax Rebates: How can we be sure to get our check safely? Among the many phishing emails (that attempt to lure you to a website to gain personal or financial information) and schemes on the Internet, one of the newest is an email message that appears to be from the Internal Revenue Service, talking about economic stimulus checks, and what you should do in order to get your tax rebate check. How can you protect yourself and what should you do if you get this message? Read more about this phishing scam and how to protect your income tax rebate check.
WIth technology comes convenience, but also threats to security. Each time a consumer accesses their bank or shops online their keystrokes may be recorded, hackers may obtain their financial information and personal information may be released. There is a software to protect Internet users, while they are doing any number of tasks from registering for travel to playing games online.
A keylogger is a program that monitors and records computer activity, specifically the keystrokes used while using your computer. There are some keyloggers available to download for free, while others cost some money to download. Find out what are the best keylogger programs available and how you can download and use a keylogger to protect yourself and/or your loved ones.
In this article, we recommend three keylogger programs you can download.
The quick links for downloading thesekeyloggers are here: Web Watcher Keylogger – download Spector Pro 6.0 Keylogger – Download Spy Agent Keylogger – Download