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Jan 27
2015

Researcher says HTTPS can track You

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Robert Siciliano

Perhaps you’ve read that “HTTPS” at the start of a website address means that the site is secure, encrypted. However, a feature of the HTTPS can track you, says an article at theregister.co.uk.

Jan 24
2015

Don't Believe These 6 Mobile Security Myths

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Robert Siciliano

Smartphones are picking up popularity. You can now access email, social media, and other things from a device that fits in your pocket (most of the time). And, although we hear about breaches and security flaws in the news, it seems like a lot of us don’t think it applies to our mobile device. Here are some of the most common mobile security myths.

Jan 19
2015

In with the New, out with the Old

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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 15
2015

SSN and Its Afterlife

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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

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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

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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

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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 02
2015

The Guide to Securing Your New Tech Toys

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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 26
2014

Protect your Data during Holiday Travel

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Robert Siciliano

You’re dreaming of a white Christmas, and hackers are dreaming of a green Christmas: your cash in their pockets. And hackers are everywhere, and are a particular threat to travelers.

Dec 22
2014

Mobile Carriers spying on Users

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Robert Siciliano

How does my mobile phone know I like tools, electronic gadgets and tarantulas?  It keeps showing me ads for these products! Christmas is coming and my kids like bugs, big bugs.

Dec 19
2014

Social Media Identity Theft leads to Arrest

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Robert Siciliano

Are you one who believes you’re too smart, too savvy, to get your identity stolen in the social media world? Nobody thinks this will happen to them, and Stephanie Francis, 24, was no exception to that way of thinking.

Dec 18
2014

Card Company's boosting Payment Security with Mobile

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Robert Siciliano

Whoever thought that one day, paying with green paper would be viewed as primitive as a horse and buggy? We seem to be getting closer to that time, especially since the security of making payments via smartphone is always being improved.

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