U.N. agency sees risks to privacy, security online


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 said on Sunday.

The International Telecommunication Union, a Geneva-based U.N. 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. U.N. agency sees risks to privacy, security online - washingtonpost.com

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