Digital Life

A How-To Guide For Identity Theft (And Protection)

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Listen to this 'Talk of the Nation' topic

E-mail, online banking, social networking and other Internet conveniences make life easier every day. But the added convenience doesn't come without increased vulnerability. In September, hackers found their way into Sarah Palin's personal e-mail account, leaving many Internet users wondering if their privacy could be compromised as well.


Herbert Thompson, chief security strategist at the security consultancy firm People Security, author of the Scientific American article "How I Stole Someone's Identity"

Kim Zetter, reporter for Wired



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from