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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.

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.

Aug 25
2014

How to tell if your Computer has a Virus

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Robert Siciliano

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

Aug 22
2014

Prepaid Cards risk of Fraud

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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.

Aug 20
2014

Healthcare High on Hackers’ Hitlist

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Robert Siciliano

If you think that retailers are the biggest target for cyber criminals, you have it more than a wee bit wrong. Hackers are really going after the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. In fact, “Will Healthcare Be the Next Retail?” is the name of a recent report released by BitSight Technologies, a security ratings firm.

Aug 11
2014

Big ISP free Wi-Fi hazardous to your Data Health

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Robert Siciliano

Beware of “Free Wi-Fi” or “Totally Free Internet,” as this probably IS too good to be true. These are likely set up by thieves to trick you into getting on a malicious website.

Aug 09
2014

Russian Organized Crime: Krem D'la Krem of Hackers

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Robert Siciliano

The Russians have definitely come…in the world of cybercrime. A Russian ring of hackers has amassed 1.2 billion stolen passwords and usernames involving 400,000 websites. The criminals have also garnered 542 million e-mail addresses.

Aug 03
2014

Cyber Security Insurance Difficult for Business to Navigate

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Robert Siciliano

Cyber insurance is now booming, with about 50 carriers in the industry. An increasing number of companies have cyber insurance to protect against cyber crime. However, businesses claim it’s not easy to get adequate coverage.

Jul 29
2014

Make Information Security a Priority

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Robert Siciliano

Just about everyone has private information that should be protected. Let’s begin with something you’ve surely heard of: antivirus protection.

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