Identity theft is a real threat. It occurs when someone obtains credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, bank account information or other pieces of private information and uses them to commit some sort of fraud or deception, usually for financial gain. Identity theft specific laws are those that were designed and enacted to criminalize the act of identity theft. False Identification laws deal specifically with fraud in connection with personal identifying documents. Identity theft is a serious problem affecting millions of people each year. It involves acquiring key pieces of someone’s identifying information, such as name, address, date of birth, social security number and mother’s maiden name, in order to impersonate them.
Unfortunately one of the easiest ways of collecting the information required for identity theft is via your computer. Your computer is effect by software often referred to as malware sometimes called adware or spyware. Adware is often spyware, because it will follow your activities in an an attempt to foist tailored advertising on you. If the adware just displays adverts without collecting info on your surfing interests, it may be considered pure adware rather than spyware. Adware is software integrated into or bundled with a program. Spyware refers to a broad category of malicious software designed to intercept or take partial control of a computer’s operation without the informed consent of that machine’s owner or legitimate user.
Protect your data from malware and intruders. While junk files, fragmented drives, and a tangled registry degrade your computer’s performance malware will allow criminals to steal your personal information