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Sep 11
2014

Hotel PCs serve up Infections

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

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

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

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

Posted by Cinthia Pilar in Untagged 

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

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

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.

Aug 30
2014

Majority of Executives believe Attackers will overcome Corporate Defenses

Posted by Jessica Hurley in Untagged 

Jessica Hurley

Many technology executives don’t have a favorable outlook on their ability to sideswipe cybercriminals, according to research conducted by McKinsey and World Economic Forum.

Aug 25
2014

How to tell if your Computer has a Virus

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

Your computer probably has a virus if you can answer “Yes” to any of the questions below:

Aug 24
2014

Cybersecurity Insurance still Requires Cybersecurity

Posted by Cinthia Pilar in Untagged 

Cinthia Pilar

OpenSSL vulnerabilities are sticking around for a while. In fact, recently two new ones were announced: One allows criminals to run an arbitrary code on a vulnerable computer/device, and the other allows man-in-the-middle attacks. A more famous openSSL vulnerability that made headlines earlier this year is the Heartbleed bug.

Aug 23
2014

Mailroom Error, Big Data Breach

Posted by Jessica Hurley in Untagged 

Jessica Hurley

Data breaches need not be launched maliciously in order to be very troublesome, as was the case involving about 3,700 Medicare Advantage members. Freedom Blue and Security Blue members received risk assessment results that actually belonged to other individuals. The addresses, birthdates, member ID numbers and medical information of some members ended up in the hands of other members.

Aug 22
2014

Prepaid Cards risk of Fraud

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

Somewhere out there is a dictionary that when you look up the term wire money, the definition says scam! Even though legitimate money-transfer businesses exist like Western Union, a request to wire money for that new car or vacation package is most probably a rip-off.

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