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- A bill (H.R. 2431) introduced by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) would make it a federal crime to use falsified travel documents. Under the measure, it would be illegal to produce, transfer, possess, or use false travel documents. The bill would also provide training for transportation security officers on the best methods to identify false documents.

Hackers Could Scan Your Bank Card Through Your Clothing

- Shmoocon hackers showed over the weekend that with the conveniences that come from moving toward a more digital world, also come new vulnerabilities waiting to be exploited.

Trial Details Sophistication of International Counterfeit Document Operation

- Prosecutors say Mexico-based ID counterfeiters ran operations like a small business.

Morning Security Brief: Bureau of Counterterrorism Created, iPassport, Detroit Police Stop Night Administrative Work, and More

- The U.S. creates the Bureau of Counterterrorism. A man uses a picture of his passport to cross the border from the U.S. to Canada. Police Departments in Detroit will no longer be open to the public 24 hours a day. And more.


- A new law (formerly H.B. 803) recently enacted in Maine will prohibit the state from using biometric technologies in driver’s licenses or other state-issued ID cards. Under the law, biometric technologies include retinal scanning, facial recognition, and fingerprinting.

Identity Theft: Moving Toward Trusted Identities

- In a new initiative designed to reduce online fraud and encourage commerce, the government turns to private industry for help.

Moving Toward Trusted Identities

- In a new initiative designed to reduce online fraud and encourage commerce, the government turns to private industry for help.

Identity Theft

- Children are particularly vulnerable to identity theft because of the way Social Security numbers are assigned. Read about possible solutions in a new report.

Identity Theft

- The number of identity fraud victims in the United States decreased by 28 percent to 8.1 million last year, according to Javelin Strategy & Research. Still, the cost to victims increased, mainly due to the types of fraud that occurred.

Worth a Look: Identity Finder

- Scared firewalls and other computer defenses won't fend off identity thieves? Identity Finder may offer you peace of mind that your personal information is secure.

Identity Thieves Selling Kids' Social Security Numbers

- The Social Security numbers of children are the newest hot commodity in the identity theft marketplace.

State Legislation: Oklahoma: RFID

- Oklahoma’s governor has vetoed a bill (H.B. 2569) that would have prohibited the use of RFID technology in state drivers’ licenses or state identification cards. The bill would have outlawed RFID tags as well as “any type of RFID ink in any format or configuration.”

U.S. Congressional Legislation: Communications

- A bill (H.R. 1258) would make it illegal to cause any caller ID service to transmit misleading or inaccurate caller identification, known as “spoofing,” with intent to defraud or deceive. The bill has been approved by the House of Representatives. The Senate has announced that it will consider the bill.

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