Thoughts on National Identity Fraud Prevention Week

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

I read on The Register today that it is National Identity Fraud Prevention Week here in the UK.

I think anything which helps raise awareness of identity theft is to be encouraged, and so I checked out the campaign’s website at www.stop-idfraud.co.uk.

Maybe I’m a wee bit biased because I work in the computer security field, but I must admit I was somewhat disappointed to see such a heavy emphasis on the importance of using paper shredders and the relatively shallow descriptions of how to protect against online threats.

A little more digging and maybe I shouldn’t have been so surprised about the heavy promotion of paper shredders. The site’s tips…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.