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Dec 18
2013

8 tips to prevent post holiday credit card fraud

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

With your cards being used online, over the phone and in person it’s easy to lose track of purchases. The key is keep good records and be diligent about your security. Here are eight great tips that will go a super long way in preventing post holiday account takeover in the form of credit card fraud.

Dec 15
2013

Holidays increase risk of online scams

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

The holidays mean a surge in online purchases done with laptops, cell phones, tablets and desktops.

Dec 14
2013

Card not present transaction fraud can be stopped

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

Credit card fraud, despite measures to stomp it out, still runs rampant in America. Forty-seven percent of credit card fraud consists of card-not-present (CNP) fraud. This includes payments via snail mail, phone and Internet.

Dec 09
2013

What is a data breach and how do I protect myself?

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

When protected, sensitive or confidential data is accessed or used by someone without authority, this is a data breach. This can involve any kind of data such as personal health, financial, or business related.

Dec 08
2013

7 Tips to avoid ‘deadly’ social media

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

The vacant 5,000 square foot house next door to this kicking victim was on sale, and he had agreed with the realtor to keep an eye on it. Some kids got wind of this vacancy and put out a Facebook invitation to a Halloween rave party there.

Dec 07
2013

100 person identity theft ring busted

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

This year, one of the biggest identity theft rings originating from Minnesota was prosecuted—spanning 14 states and involving hundreds of victims. Total theft exceeded $2.5 million, and major retailers and banks were victimized.

Dec 05
2013

JP Morgan Looking to hire strong Vice President/Executive Director Compliance Officers in the Project Management/Trade Surveillance/E-Comm space

Posted by Cinthia Pilar in Jobs , Compliance

Cinthia Pilar

JP Morgan are looking to hire for several positions within the Global Strategy and Infrastructure Compliance team.

Dec 04
2013

What is a firewall?

Posted by Robert Siciliano in firewall

Robert Siciliano

Most of us may have heard the term, and know it’s related to security in some way, but do you really know what a firewall is? Traditionally, firewalls were built to keep danger at bay—they were doors (or walls) to block fire from coming into another area—hence the name firewall. When you’re thinking in terms of your online security, modern-day hardware and software firewalls are similar. They act as barriers to prevent unauthorized access to your personal information.

Dec 02
2013

6 shredding tips to prevent identity theft

Posted by Robert Siciliano in shredding , Identity theft

Robert Siciliano

Shredding is fun! Repeat that 10 times and you just might start believing it. Certainly shredding is a tad bit of work, but that’s what kids and interns are for!

Dec 02
2013

Crack your WiFi password to protect yourself

Posted by Robert Siciliano in WiFi password , WIFI

Robert Siciliano

Ever wanted to be a hacker? Today, anyone can learn code and understand the ins and outs of all the technology we are simultaneously blessed and cursed with. But once you know how all this technology works to the point of calling yourself a hacker (which, by the way, isn’t necessarily a bad word), then everyone in your life will be calling you to fix their devices. Hackers are often technologists that are inventive, curious and take technology to the edge of its limits. They often break it so they can fix it.

Nov 29
2013

6 ways to erase your digital life

Posted by Robert Siciliano in digital life

Robert Siciliano

You can make yourself “disappear” from the World Wide Web. But be forewarned: Most of the following tactics are irreversible. This includes losing any marketing presence you’ve built up over the years that can bring you business, and it can also result in being unable to restart an eliminated account with the same name or e-mail address.

Nov 29
2013

Beware of iOS app vulnerabilities when on WiFi

Posted by Robert Siciliano in WIFI , iOS app

Robert Siciliano

We know WiFi is insecure. When logging onto any open (often public and free) unencrypted WiFi, your data is there for all the snoopy snoopers to see and download for their own personal gain.


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