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Will Obamacare Lead to Identity Theft?

Robert Siciliano | Posted 10.28.2013 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

The fear mongers and Obamacare haters make a scary point and want you to know that as soon as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act goes live...

Should You 'Freeze' Your Credit Reports?

Jason Alderman | Posted 07.01.2013 | Business
Jason Alderman

Before you go to the trouble and expense of doing a credit freeze, you should understand how the process works and be aware of several inconveniences you might experience.

NOBAR: Could It End the Credit Gap and Get Banks Lending Again?

Adam Levin | Posted 06.22.2012 | Money
Adam Levin

I propose the creation of a new banking industry initiative called NOBAR (Nonstandard Borrowers Alternative Resource). Its mission is to help responsible individuals with bad credit scores -- where reasonable and appropriate -- secure a new mortgage or refi.

Criminal Hackers, Carders, Dumps, and Identity Theft

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Albert Gonzalez and his gang of criminal hackers were responsible for data breaches in retailers and payment processors, with some estimates saying they breached over 230 million records combined.

The Fed's Zero-Interest Policy -- Tokyo on the Potomac

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Tepper Marlin

The Federal Open Market Committee has reduced the target fed funds rate by three-quarters of a percentage point, officially entering a very-close-to-zero interest rate policy.