Frank Abagnale: Hackers Can Get Your Info in 15 Seconds

Frank Abagnale: Hackers Can Get Your Info in 15 Seconds

Frank Abagnale, former master check forger, has some sobering advice for the rest of us:

Hackers likely already have your identity records. He says hackers can steal your identity in 15 seconds or less.

Abagnale, who lectures on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents, spoke to attendees today at the AARP Ideas@50+ conference underway in San Diego.

Among his other revelations:

Children make better victims than adults because thieves can use their stolen identity for a longer time.

The privacy button on Facebook is largely useless. And remember that pictures and statements are forever — they never go away — so be careful what you post. In fact, Abagnale says, never post a photo of just yourself, only group shots, because software can track you using facial recognition.

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