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May 25
2015

Risks of Public WiFi

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Wifi security , WIFI , public WIFI

Robert Siciliano

Wired internet or wireless WiFi, the warnings are out there: Don’t visit any websites that you have important accounts with when using a public computer (hotel, airport, café, etc.).

May 20
2015

Things You should and shouldn't do on Public Wi-Fi

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Wifi security , wifi hacking , WIFI , public WIFI

Robert Siciliano

Public Wi-Fi is the location where you can get online: airport, airplane, coffee house, hotel, motel and more. Many people don’t give this a second thought, unaware of how risky this really is.

May 14
2015

Time to check your Facebook Privacy settings

Posted by Jessica Hurley in facebook scam , facebook safety tips , Facebook privacy

Jessica Hurley

Did you know that, once again, Facebook has changed its privacy policies? At the top of the FB page is a lock icon. Click it for more privacy settings.

May 13
2015

How Hackers use LinkedIn to Scam

Posted by Robert Siciliano in social media scams , online scams , linkedin scam

Robert Siciliano

Hackers love LinkedIn because it links them in—straight through the portal of the targeted company. Geez, how much easier could this be, what with all the publically-exposed e-mail addresses of key players (and also worker bees) in big companies that someone wants to hack.

May 12
2015

How Employers or Parents Spy

Posted by Robert Siciliano in cyberbullying , Cyber Security , cyber fraud , cyber crime

Robert Siciliano

Disgruntled employees act out in lots of ways. A guy I knew who hated his boss “played” on his work computer all day. The computer was strictly for constructing company graphics. But he installed all kinds of games and wasted lots of time. His boss never knew he blew off half the day.

May 06
2015

Consumers sacrificing Privacy for Convenience

Posted by Robert Siciliano in privacy and security , online privacy , data privacy , consumer privacy

Robert Siciliano

It’s hard to believe that, according to a recent poll from the Pew Research Center, most Americans aren’t too upset that the government can track their e-mails and phone calls. There’s too much of a blasé attitude, it seems, with people thinking, “I don’t care if I’m monitored; I have nothing to hide.”

May 05
2015

Beware every time the Phone rings

Posted by Robert Siciliano in scammer , IRS

Robert Siciliano

Don’t assume you’ll never be targeted by phone scammers just because you don’t have a cell phone; they continue to feast on landline users, especially those over 50.

May 04
2015

3 Ways We are Tricked into Cyber Attacks

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Online Security , hacked , Cyber Security , cyber fraud , cyber crime

Robert Siciliano

So just how are hackers able to penetrate all these huge businesses? Look no further than employee behavior—not an inside job, but innocent employees being tricked by the hacker.

Apr 29
2015

Protect Yourself from Online Fraud

Posted by Cinthia Pilar in Online Security , online safety , online privacy , online fraud , cyber crime

Cinthia Pilar

Yes, it’s possible: preventing fraudsters from getting you via online trickery and other stealthy actions. Yes, it’s possible to be thinking one step ahead of cyber criminals. Let’s begin with e-mails—the conduit through which so many cyber crimes like ID theft occur.

Apr 28
2015

Trolls get Dose of Reality

Posted by Cinthia Pilar in Online Security , online safety , online privacy

Cinthia Pilar

Well, you know that old saying: The viciousness of an online bully’s attack is inversely proportional to the size of his (you fill in the blank), I was thinking ego.

Apr 26
2015

5 Online Security Tips You need to know

Posted by Robert Siciliano in password , Online Security , online safety , Malware , Cloud

Robert Siciliano

It’s up to the potential victim—the user—YOU—to make your computer or smartphone very difficult for Joe Hackster to infiltrate.

Apr 21
2015

Lost your Master Password, do This

Posted by Robert Siciliano in password security , password manager , master password

Robert Siciliano

You have a master password, from your password manager, for 28 accounts. Life has been so easy since!

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