Town Square

Post a New Topic

Identity-theft forum to be held in Palo Alto tonight

Original post made on Mar 15, 2012

In response to the rise in identity thefts, Santa Clara County Supervisor Liz Kniss and District Attorney Jeff Rosen will host a forum on identity-theft prevention tonight at Avenidas.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, March 15, 2012, 12:54 PM

Comments (3)

Posted by Facebook, a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Mar 15, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Anyone know what percentage of identity theft comes from an individual attack (e.g. stealing a wallet) vs. mass attacks (e.g. hacking into corporate databases)?

Seems to me that the latter types of crimes are the biggest problem. Should we choose what banks and businesses to do business with based on their reputation for data security?


Posted by randy albin, a resident of Mountain View
on Mar 15, 2012 at 1:48 pm

what about lifelock and other internet i.d. theft companies? i can remember what palo alto was like before the inquisitive internet and cell phone devices, etc. all of this just cultivates more fear and paranoia, psychological disturbances, etc.


Posted by Walt, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 15, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Will this session be recorded, and made available for the general public to view?

If not, why not?


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Veggie Grill coming soon to Mountain View's San Antonio Center
By Elena Kadvany | 24 comments | 3,498 views

Is HBO's Silicon Valley Any Good?
By Anita Felicelli | 23 comments | 2,318 views

Finding mentors in would-be bosses
By Jessica T | 0 comments | 1,990 views

A memorable Paly prom
By Sally Torbey | 7 comments | 1,164 views

Chinese Immersion
By Paul Losch | 7 comments | 448 views