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Jul 16
2015

How to Recognize a Phishing Scam

Posted by Robert Siciliano in phishing scams , Phishing email , phishing alert

Robert Siciliano

So someone comes up to you in a restaurant—a complete stranger—and asks to look at your driver’s license. What do you do? Show it to that person? You’d have to be one loony tune to do that.

Jul 15
2015

Don't Name Your Dog After Your Password

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

Robert Siciliano

Recently I got a puppy for my child. We decided to name the puppy 4wgu23x5#9. My wife,8yysH3m, thought we should name the dog 0x2%#b5. But I’m sure she’ll get over it. Meanwhile, I’m helping my older child with setting up a few social media accounts, and I suggested the two passwords: Rover and Spot.

Jul 09
2015

Consumers smartening up to Privacy Issues

Posted by Cinthia Pilar in privacy issues , privacy and security , online privacy , customer privacy , consumer privacy

Cinthia Pilar

According to a recent report from Pew Research, many Americans take privacy seriously—as in the cyber kind, but also offline.

Jul 08
2015

ATM Skimming rising, again

Posted by Robert Siciliano in ATM Skimming , atm security , ATM scams , atm safety

Robert Siciliano

Do you know what ATM stands for? For crooks, it stands for A Thief’s Moneymaker.

Jul 07
2015

Check out Google's Password Alert

Posted by Jessica Hurley in password security , password alert , password , google alerts

Jessica Hurley

Cyber crooks have phony websites that masquerade as the legitimate site you want to log onto. They’ve spun their web and are just waiting for you to fly into it. Google now has Password Alert, which will tell you if you’ve landed into such a non-Google web.

Jul 02
2015

An ode to Angry Drivers

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

“Wes” is a professional man who, if you saw walking on the street, you‘d easily imagine being jumped by a few teen punks and getting beaten up for his wallet. Wes is nearing retirement age, has a potbelly, doesn‘t work out, has grey hair—hardly an imposing figure.

Jun 24
2015

How to Avoid Bad Apps

Posted by Robert Siciliano in security apps , mobile phone security , Mobile Apps , iPhone security , iphone apps

Robert Siciliano

If you think there’s like a million apps out there, that’s not exactly an exaggeration. For sure, there are more than you can imagine, which makes it easy to conceive that many certainly come with security problems.

Jun 23
2015

Be Cautious When Using Wi-Fi

Posted by Jessica Hurley in Wifi security , wifi hacking , public WIFI

Jessica Hurley

The proliferation of mobile devices means that we can work or play online from almost anywhere, so it’s no surprise that public Wi-Fi networks have become more common. From hotels and coffee shops, to universities and city centers, Wi-Fi is widely available, but is connecting to these networks safe?

Jun 17
2015

Top 12 Scams Happening NOW

Posted by Jessica Hurley in ssn , scammer , scam

Jessica Hurley

Scamerama is here to stay! Scams are as old as time, and evolve as inventions and technology evolve. Top scams, according to a report on FraudAvengers.com, are as follows:

Jun 16
2015

How to plan for Digital Disasters

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Online Security , Digital Security , digital devices

Robert Siciliano

In this day and age, we should never hear someone proclaim, “Oh my God, my computer crashed! I lost everything!” You can’t lose something that’s been properly backed up.

Jun 15
2015

What is a Cache?

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Online Security , online safety , Browser Security

Robert Siciliano

Perhaps someone has told you that you need to “clear your cache,” but what does this mean and why should you do it? A cache is a folder of recently visited webpages, which is stored on your computer’s hard drive, and maintained by your Internet browser.

Jun 09
2015

Is It Fraud or are You just Crazy?

Posted by Jessica Hurley in financial fraud , cyber fraud , Credit Card Fraud , card fraud

Jessica Hurley

What would you rather have happen to you? A Russian ring of hackers has infiltrated your computer and smartphone and is hell-bent on taking control of your finances, social media life, even the smart gadgets in your house…OR…you’ve just been diagnosed with paranoid psychosis, and in fact, nobody’s out to harm you at all.

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