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    Millions of Americans assume this will never be apart of their life. Its the poorest or the richest in the World. Not only is this untrue, its a deadly mindset that will leave you vulnerable but also thinking of suicide when it happens to you.


    Here is some of the thoughts uninformed Americans think.."I got bad credit, I'm not worried"


    "It happened to a friend of a friend"


    "I've got other priorities now"


    "All it takes is guarding your Social Security number"


    "I can trust the people around me"


    These quotes are all too common regarding identity theft. The problem is the Federal Trade Commission, various law enforcement agencies and identity theft experts have stated there are no 100% guarantees and the numbers for identity theft keep getting worse


    "I got bad credit so I'm not worried"


    Just recently KFLY TV in Lafayette Louisiana reported that 2 men were arrested for stealing the identity of 2500 people. Identity thieves don't run credit checks before they steal your identity.All they need to do damage is a little bit of your personal information.


    "It happened to a friend of a friend"


    This one should really alert people. The reason ? Everybody now knows somebody who's been victimized. That alone tells you what an epidemic identity theft has become. Last year 10 million people had their identities stolen. Many experts think that number will double this year. They also fear the 10 million figure is too low. Why? Many victims don't report the crime.


    "I've got other priorities now"


    Once your identity is stolen there is only one priority: Getting it back. On average it can take 175 hours and out of pocket expenses totaling 15,000 dollars according to the FTC. "All it takes is guarding your Social Security number"


    In February of this year Bank of America announced that 1.2 million federal employee credit card accounts may have been exposed to identity theft.


    In June Visa and MasterCard announced that 40 million cardholders maybe at risk when the database of their third party processor was broken into. Many of these people no doubt guarded their Social Security number faithfully but thru no fault of their own they're at risk.


    "I can trust the people around me"


    This one hits home and may hurts the worst. 50% of all identity thieves are known by the victim. Family members, friends and neighbors do more damage than total strangers.


    There are other reasons people give. Yes it may never happen to you but identity theft is now a full blown epidemic that affects everyone. Today there is a
    serious need and want for this keystroke-encryption technology that provides perfect protection against malicious malwares (official name: keylogging malware).


    Microsoft stated that 1 out of every 14 downloads (7%) leaves malware on the client computer. Malware is a global problem, and it appears that the source of much malware is mainly Russia and China. Last year, information security company Symantec cited Shanghai, China as the world’s malware capital.


    Conventional anti-virus software solutions on the market today claim protection against malware, but these claims are misleading given the virulent and diverse nature of malware.The fact is many, if not all, of the popular anti
    -virus software products on the market are inefficient in protecting users against serious and costly forms of
    malware, such as keylogging malware, especially “zero day” attacks.


    These are attacks that occur in real time.Keylogging is a malicious breed of malware. Often invisible to users, keylogging malware sends vital information such as passwords and credit card numbers from a computer to perpetrators whose main intent is to steal.
    A keylogger can also record instant messages, email, and any information a user types into a computer at any time. Given that keyloggers are viewed as the top security threat today, there is a growing need for anti-keylogging software such as what is mentioned here is the only patent keystroke-encryption product in the World.
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