Archive for ID Card News

12 Dec 2012

Almost 400 victims identified in massive identity theft scheme

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Check out this blog post on Wafb.com. This article is about a person who worked in the billing department of LSU Hospital System. She would access financial databases, copy information on bank account numbers, Social Security numbers and other information. She then made counterfeit checks and fake IDs, some of which were sold to other people. […]

10 Dec 2012

The Associated Press: Suit targets ‘locator’ chips in Texas student IDs

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Here’s an article worth a read. Student ID cards with RFID chips have become the focus of a lawsuit brought against a Texas school district. One Texas family objects to their daughter wearing or possessing the card because of their religious beliefs. Support for them has come from both sides of the political spectrum, and […]

07 Dec 2012

Palm Scanners Get Thumbs Up in Schools, Hospitals | NewsFactor Network

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Interesting article posted on Newsfactor.com. Biometrics are out of the realm of science fiction movies, and in your child’s lunch line. Using infrared scanning, the palm scanners by Fujitsu (with Intel pushing to create scanners) are being used in schools to scan children who pay for lunches, and helping hospitals keep track of patients. Discovered […]

06 Dec 2012

Grand Valley State Uni Student Senate passes ID card resolution 4 use as room keys, laundry cards and an ATM/debit card

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Interesting article posted on Lanthorn.com. Grand Valley State student senate passes ID card resolution. The ID cards will be used as laundry cards, room keys, debit cards and of course student ideas. The university looked into what other schools were doing and were surprised at what they found. It was just time to make a […]

06 Dec 2012

Guard your kids against child ID theft, the ‘silent bankrupter’

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Interesting article posted on Blog.oregonlive.com. There was a time in our society when a person did not have to worry about having their child’s identification stolen and exploited for financial gain. Not anymore. With the introduction of the computer and other data saving and transmitting devices into our society within the past few decades, child identity […]

04 Dec 2012

Xerox facilitates fingerprint identification for low-income parents in Mississippi daycares

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Biometricupdate.com. Xerox a leader in the bio metric and scanning systems are partners with day care centers in Mississippi, Louisiana and south Dakota to help prevent fraud and to help with overall security. Parents dropping their children off at daycare will have there fingers scanned to match […]

04 Dec 2012

Anonymous holds school district website hostage over student tracking

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Examiner.com. The hacktivist group Anonymous has again raised eyebrows by hacking Texas’ Northside Independent School District’s website. Anonymous carried out the attack because of the district’s attempts to track student’s movements at all hours of the day by requiring them to wear RFID enabled school ID’s that […]

03 Dec 2012

Forged Documents High On the Central Coast

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Interesting article posted on Kionrightnow.com. A pair were arrested in Salinas, California for making and selling fake IDs and possessing materials to manufacture more. Farm workers must show proper ID in order to work. The farmers are required to verify the IDs and do not possess the tools to test anyway. The California DMV has […]