- How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace the Security Freeze
Brian Krebs, Krebs on Security, 6/15/15
- It may cost you a small fee ($10 per bureau in Virginia)
- May be free if you can supply a copy of a police report indicating identify theft. Police reports can only be filed for crime that occurs in the jurisdiction (good luck with an online breach).
- You can file a data breach report with the FTC and then bring this to the police.
- A freeze only works for adults. Minors not included.
- Doesn’t work in Michigan.
Here’s How to Protect Your Privacy From Your Internet Service Provider. 4/3/17 Amul Kalia (EFF)
routersecurity.org. Michael Horowitz (@defensivecomput)
Opt-out tutorials and services:
- Thwart my OSINT Efforts while Binging TV!
Lesley Carhart (@hacks4pancakes), 1/25/17
- Public Information Opt-Out Guide
Anonymous (email@example.com), last update 4/24/17
- Doxxing defense: Remove your personal info from data brokers, Computerworld magazine, Ken Gagne 11/20/14
- Privacy Tools: Opting Out from Data Brokers
Julia Angwin, 1/30/14
- Delete Me, Abine.com (commercial provider of opt-out services)
- OPSEC book: Smart Girl’s Guide to Privacy
Violet Blue (@violetblue), No Starch Press
- Persona creator: http://www.fakenamegenerator.com/
- Persona impersonation: see if your user name, name, or persona is being used on social media platforms or domain registrations without your knowledge. Probable impersonation.
- Social media usernames: https://namechk.com/
- Domains: Namecheck.com https://www.namecheck.com
Your rights when travelling (EFF links):
- The Bill of Rights at The Border: The First Amendment and the Right to Anonymous Speech. 3/22/17 Stephanie Lacambra
- The Bill of Rights at the Border: Fourth Amendment Limits on Searching Your Data and Devices. 4/3/17 Stephanie Lacambra
- The Bill of Rights at the Border: Fifth Amendment Protections for Account Passwords and Device Passcodes. 4/19/17 Stephanie Lacambra (Fifth amendment)
Identity Theft stories
- How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to my Epic Hacking, Mat Honan (@mat), 8/6/12
- My $50,000 Twitter Username Was Stolen Thanks to PayPal and GoDaddy, Naoki Hiroshima, 1/28/14
- How I Almost Lost My $500,000 Twitter Username, Hackticool