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Security, identity theft and the new developments within cybercrime.

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According to the news reported during a anti-theft summit in Dallas on Thursday, some cyber criminals in Europe planted viruses in ATMs making them to spit out cash money at will. Other dangers are the stealing of databases, and the downloading of computer virus when they open emails.

During the Summit in Dallas, the authorities informed that people should not rely completely in  anti-virus software, but be very carefull of what people do with their computers.

Some advice to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft are to use direct deposit instead of paycheks (can be stolen), not answer any email request of anybody to “update records”, if you throiw your computed you must be sure to destroy the hard drive and react inmediately if you discover not known purchases made in your name. Call the police, check your bank accounts, contact your credit reporting agencies, work with your creditors and report your case to the FTC Federal Trade Commission.