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Jan 20
2015

Fingerprint hacked by a Photo

Posted by Cinthia Pilar in Untagged 

Cinthia Pilar

You can’t change your fingerprint like you can change your password. But why would you want to change your fingerprint? The thought might cross your mind if your fingerprint gets stolen.

Jan 19
2015

In with the New, out with the Old

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

If you plan on getting a new smartphone, have you ever thought of what the next user of your old smartphone will find on it?

Jan 18
2015

Hacking 2015 and Beyond

Posted by Jessica Hurley in Untagged 

Jessica Hurley

2015 brings us no closer to putting the lid on hackers as any other year has. The crime of Criminal hacking will prove to be as big as ever in the new year. Here’s what we have to look forward too:

Jan 15
2015

SSN and Its Afterlife

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

What’s one billion? That’s about the number of possible permutations of the Social Security number. Which begs the question: What happens to an SSN when someone kicks the bucket?

Jan 14
2015

Beware of scary WiFi Virus

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

It’s called Chameleon—a computer virus—but maybe it should be called FrankenVirus. You wouldn’t believe what it can do: literally move through the air, as in airborne—like a biological pathogen.

Jan 13
2015

5 Ways to prevent Airline WiFi from Hackers

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

When getting on a flight many business professionals connect online. It’s common these days to see a number of people on an airplane busy at their laptops—business-looking people dressed in suits, eyes pasted to spreadsheets, charts, graphs and other grinding tasks.

Jan 13
2015

Post Holiday Online Shopping Security

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

When it comes to online security, don’t let your guard down just because the holiday shopping frenzy has passed. In fact, this may be the very time to put your guard up even higher.

Jan 07
2015

Goodguy Hacker Selling Bad Guy hacks

Posted by Jessica Hurley in Untagged 

Jessica Hurley

Makes you wonder what these guys would have accomplished had they been born during the Renaissance…case in point: Kevin Mitnick, whose genius was so impressive as a cyber criminal (he hacked into IBM, Motorola, Sun Microsystems and other big-name outfits), that after serving prison time, he was hired as a good guy to help security teams develop penetration-proof systems.

Jan 06
2015

Credit Card Fraud isn’t the same as Identity Theft

Posted by Jessica Hurley in Untagged 

Jessica Hurley

Just as important as taking down the decorations, throwing out all the debris from opened gifts and getting the house back in order after the holiday activities, is that of scrutinizing your credit card statements.

Jan 02
2015

The Guide to Securing Your New Tech Toys

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

Ho ho ho! It seems that this year, Santa’s sleigh was filled with technology—laptops, smartphones, gaming consoles, etc. Playing with and learning about your new tech toy is fun, but remember to secure your device. It would be a total bummer if your new toy was suddenly compromised by a virus or hacked into. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to protect your new device.

Dec 31
2014

Fear of Fraud trumps Terrorism

Posted by Cinthia Pilar in Untagged 

Cinthia Pilar

Okay, what’s more likely? Getting bombed … or some punk racking up charges on your credit card?

Dec 27
2014

7 Careful Commerce tips when Shopping this Holiday Season

Posted by Cinthia Pilar in Untagged 

Cinthia Pilar

Frosty the Hackman is teaming up this season with the Grinch to scam people out of their money. Shopping online is a godsend, but it brings with it a pristine opportunity to be ripped off.

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