18 percent of Americans admit to having their identity stolen

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I was walking in San Francisco yesterday and noticed a number of strangely-dressed, odd-looking people whose eyes kept moving rapidly left and right, as if they were watching Serena Williams.

And then I remembered the city was hosting RSA, the highly influential security conference.

With remarkable coincidence, I’ve just received some survey results from one of the attendees, a company called nCipher. These people appear to offer security for your security. Goodness, if ever there was a need, this is surely it.

Anyway, the survey.

1,000 Americans were asked some fundamental questions about their personal cybersecurity. The results are both riveting and depressing.

17.6 percent of these Americans admitted that their identities had, indeed, been stolen.



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