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Identity Theft Alert: 10 Rules You Must Follow to Protect Yourself from America’s #1 Crime by Steve Weisman

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Technology, Business, and Government Fight Identity Theft

The low-cost availability of computer technology has made the work of identity thieves extremely easy. It seems only fair that technology might also hold the keys to winning the battle against identity theft.

High-Tech Tactics to Combat Identity Theft

Biometrics

The term “biometrics” is derived from Latin, meaning “life measurement,” and it shows great promise in the battle against identity theft. The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACTA) even contains a provision requiring the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to study whether biometrics and other technological advances can be used to fight identity theft. Various biometric technologies that are being tested and used ...

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