Video: Stealing identities on the street is easy

Graham Cluley
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Many of us are concerned about how well companies and organisations are protecting our personally identifiable information – but how good at we at protecting our own details, such as name, date of birth and email address?

Carole Theriault and I decided to find out, so we took a video camera out onto the streets of Bristol and conducted a Vox Pop, asking people what they thought about identity theft – and also seeing if we could get them to tell complete strangers their personal information.

There were some interesting…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity 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 analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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