Each new data breach and phishing scam alert is accompanied by a wave of cyber security articles and commentary. The tone of these stories can range from panicked to apathetic. But the facts can’t be ignored: identity theft is an epidemic in the United States. According to TransUnion, 19 people fall victim to identity theft every minute.

We can’t prevent hackers from attacking technology, but we can arm ourselves with knowledge and habits to help keep our personal information safe from criminals. Let’s get the facts straight. Here are the top ten myths about identity theft and, more importantly, the truth. Read more