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Oct 01
2014

How to see and boot off Someone using your WiFi

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Robert Siciliano

You were taught to share your toys as a young child, but this doesn’t apply to letting others use your Wi-Fi. The difference between sharing the plastic shovel and sharing the wireless connection is that with the latter, who’s to say that the “thief” won’t eventually crash in on your private information? And don’t forget that not only will this sharing possibly slow down your connection, but there could be legal repercussions if this moocher uses your connection for bad deeds.

Sep 30
2014

USB Drives have serious Security Flaws

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Robert Siciliano

That little thing that you stick in your computer to store or transfer data can also mean very bad news.

Sep 23
2014

What to do in the Aftermath of an Attack

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Robert Siciliano

Can you hack cleaning up the mess a hacker makes after infiltrating your computer? Would you even know the first thing to do? And yes, YOU’RE computer CAN be hacked.

Sep 18
2014

Is private NSA proof E-mail possible?

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Robert Siciliano

You can buy encryption tools to prevent people from reading the contents of your e-mails should they intercept them. But what about those who have NSA-caliber resources and skills?

Sep 17
2014

Malware and Phishing Warnings in Chrome Browser to be changed by Google

Posted by Cinthia Pilar in Untagged 

Cinthia Pilar

Google normally displays a malware and phishing warning in the Chrome browser. There are plans, though, to alter the display. Currently it’s a white warning against a red background. The new display will be an entirely red page, with a big X at the display’s top. These warnings tell the user that the site they’re about to visit may try to install malware or con you into giving up personal information.

Sep 11
2014

Hotel PCs serve up Infections

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Robert Siciliano

You can legally purchase spyware and install it on your computer, but it’s against the law to do so on someone else’s device. Spyware records e-mails, chats, browser history, passwords, usernames, etc.

Sep 08
2014

Researchers say your Mobile Carrier’s Network isn’t all that Secure

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Robert Siciliano

Gee, even the tools that update your smartphone’s operating system over the air have holes that hackers can slip into.

Sep 06
2014

Botnets Here, Botnets There, Botnets EVERYWHERE

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Robert Siciliano

What are these “botnets” you keep hearing about? Botnets (think roBOT + NETwork—gets you “BOTNET”) are a network of secretly compromised, run-of-the-mill home and office computers that have malicious software—controlled by a solitary hacker or cybercrime ring.

Sep 03
2014

How to Secure Your iCloud

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Robert Siciliano

By now you’ve heard that Jennifer Lawrence’s (and other celebs’) cellphone nude pictures were leaked out, but how in the heck did the hacker pull this off? Tech experts believe it was through the “Find My iPhone” app.

Sep 03
2014

Credit Card Fraud booming

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Cinthia Pilar

Online credit card fraud is flourishing, according to the U.S. Retail Fraud Survey 2014. One of the reasons is because online sales are ever on the increase, currently accounting for 6 percent of total sales, says the report, the most extensive of its kind. The projection is that within three years, retailers will be getting 15 percent of their sales online.

Sep 01
2014

SEC comes down on Breached Companies

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Cinthia Pilar

If you’re wondering if businesses, who’ve been targets of cybercrime, have been properly handling the fallout, you have company: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Aug 31
2014

Post-Data Breach Reputation Building

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Robert Siciliano

You WILL be hacked. Remember that mantra if you’re a business. Business leaders need to realize the effect that a data breach would have on customers and clients—an aftermath of distrust which can take a lot of time and money to rebuild.

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