Archive for June, 2009
Are you looking for a way to save money on your LifeLock membership? We offer a deep discount, as shown on our website, using LifeLock coupon code DEFENSE. Why enroll in LifeLock at all? LifeLock has recently received an award for “Best Overall (more…)
There are literally hundreds of thousands of people who have been exposed to a data breach in recent months. Data breach protection is on the minds of many. Even though you may protect your own data, you might be concerned with protecting yourself in the event that your data was involved in a company data breach.
As if having your financial life stolen right from under you wasn’t enough, now we need to introduce the concept of medical identity theft to our blog readers. An example of the way medical identity theft affects individuals is a New York Times feature story of Brandon Sharp. Brandon is a oil and gas company manager in his late 30s and is fairly healthy. He has never had to visit an emergency room and yet lately was made aware that he owes thousands of dollars in emergency-service bills! After getting a current copy of his credit report, Brandon found that he had collection notices from all over the US.
According to their website, in March of this year, online retailer Batteries.com learned of a hacker that had access to their customer records. A customer reported to them that there was unauthorized activity regarding a credit account and the company launched an investigation. Records that were potentially accessible were names, addresses and credit card information. (more…)
Many people decide to choose a website password that is easy for them to remember and use the same password for access to all of the sites that they regularly visit. However, that is not a safe practice and can end up costing you, if you are not careful. Many experts recommend that you choose a strong password. What does that mean? First, don’t use the obvious in your password – like your first or last name, the names of your children or your pet. Second, don’t pick a year to include as the number. Although these are easier to remember, they are also a set up for trouble. Dates and names are out and using some sort of “system” is in. Some random set of letters, numbers or symbols works much better. Also, the longer, the better. Microsoft recommends having 14 or more characters! (more…)
LifeLock has worked long and hard to get where they are today. With a phenomenal identity theft protection service to offer, over 1.5 million members, and a CEO who still proudly displays his photo with confidence, it was well worth the time and effort. Now, the company is being recognized again as a finalist at the 2009 American Business Awards. LifeLock won several awards in 2008 and this year they are finalists in 18 categories. What an accomplishment! “Stevie” Award winners will be announced at a formal ceremony on Monday, June 22, 2009 in New York City.
The nomination categories include: (more…)
A new deal has just been sealed between LifeLock and the Phoenix Mercury. For the first time ever, team players will be wearing a “branded” jersey during games. In this case, the jerseys will feature LifeLock. Also, WNBA season ticket holders will receive a complimentary LifeLock membership for one year, a $110 value.
“I’m extremely proud to have LifeLock associated with the Phoenix Mercury and the WNBA,” said Davis. “While this partnership allows us to be the first organization to support a team and league in a unique, pioneering way, it’s also a natural fit for LifeLock to align with WNBA to reach its loyal and passionate fan base.” (more…)