How Thieves Steal Your Identity (and How You Can Protect Yourself)

Lifehacker has an interesting post about how badguys actually steal your identity and what they do with it once they have it, ranging from opening department store credit cards to securing medical benefits for illegal immigrants.  The article also mentions  the most important thing you can do is protect your Social Security number.  While your SSN isn’t the keys to the kingdom, it is an important piece of your identity that you should protect.