I think, therefore I am... you.

Robert X. Cringley (the guy who did the amazing “Triumph of the Nerds” series of documentaries back in the ’90s) has an excellent article on his site about identity theft. Scary stuff, but this is something everyone should read.

He talks about how it happens, and how to prevent it… but more importantly, he talks about why it happens, and why it is important. Of course, he also provides detailed instructions on how to pull off the crime of the century… but hey… it’s the Internet, right?