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Something to ponder [Apr. 7th, 2006|10:28 am]
Arvind Narayanan
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From a security talk I give now and then:

The only reason that some of us haven't had our identities stolen yet has little to do with better security; it's simply that there aren't enough bad guys to go around.
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2006-04-07 11:30 am (UTC)
Yes, that's right -- identity theft isn't about someone wanting to be you; the attacker couldn't care less about you. They just want to take all the money in your bank account. The more "ordinary" a person is, the better.

I guess identity theft happens in movies in order to make the victim look like a murder suspect or something. That's less common in real life than the financial motivation.
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