- Five Cybersecurity Tactics for Everyone- Five basic cybersecurity tactics everyone can do. Basic hygiene for protecting your home computers.
Report: Everyone Should Get a Credit Freeze, Nov 18, 2015, Krebs on Security. This author has frequently urged readers to place a security freeze on their credit files as a means of proactively preventing identity theft. Now, a major consumer advocacy group is recommending the same: The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (US-PIRG) recently issued a call for all consumers to request credit file freezes before becoming victims of ID theft.
How to “Freeze” Your Credit Files. Office of the California Attorney General. If you live in California, you have the right to put a “security freeze” on your credit file. A security freeze means that your file cannot be shared with potential creditors. A security freeze can help prevent identity theft. Most businesses will not open credit accounts without first checking a consumer’s credit history. If your credit files are frozen, even someone who has your name and Social Security number would probably not be able to get credit in your name.