UN highlights risk to online privacy

Monday, 4 December 2006, 1:09 AM EST

Computer users who type in the same username and password for multiple sites - such as online banks, travel agencies and booksellers - are at serious risk from identity thieves, a United Nations agency has said.

The International Telecommunication Union, a Geneva-based UN branch, said businesses and regulators need to find a solution to the spread of personal information on the Internet, possibly by developing more streamlined identification methods.

At Ireland.com

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