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Identity Theft Worse Than Iraq War

The danger of digital identity theft causes more worry for consumers than the war in Iraq, a survey released yesterday has found. Identity theft is second only to the World Trade Center terrorist attacks in terms of its impact on consumer awareness of security issues, according to the study conducted by Opinion Research Corporation. The study also found that, despite increasing awareness of online threats, more than 40 per cent of consumers have failed to implement even basic security protection. The poll of more than 1,000 consumers, commissioned by vendor RSA Security, asked: “Which of the following has had the most impact on your awareness of security issues?” Almost half of the survey’s respondents – 46 per cent – listed the World Trade Center attacks as their primary security concern, while 22 per cent listed identity theft. The war in Iraq and global computer viruses received only 19 per cent and 6 per cent, respectively. Full Story

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