The dork is featured again in Issue #4 (August 1) of Information Security Short Takes that I was in last month. This blog features a monthly blog carnival potpourri webzine of useful selection of security related articles. I know, I know, nobody wants to hear about security. It’s boring as all get out, and it’ll probably not happen to you. Except that it is happening, to more and more of us each year. Knowledge is power in this game. Know how it works, what to do and what not to do, and diminish your chance of being ripped off.
One of these days I will tell my true story in colorful concrete terms of the practical consequences and costs, both financial and emotional, of having your identity stolen. I had my wallet physically stolen in 2004, and believe me, it was a nightmare. Use your imagination, and think about those LifeLock commercials, multiply it by ten and conjure up that sinking “Oh S**T” feeling in the pit of your stomach. Meanwhile, visit the blog carnival and protect yourself.