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Nov 06
2015

LinkedIn targeted by Scammers

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Social Media , scammer , linkedin scam

Robert Siciliano

LinkedIn is a free service that allows professional people to network with each other. Often, a LinkedIn member will receive an e-mail from another LinkedIn member “inviting” them to join their network. Sometimes, the inviter is someone the recipient doesn’t know, but the recipient will link up anyways. And that’s the problem.

Jul 24
2013

Social Media A Big Risk To Banks

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Social Media

Robert Siciliano

For more than a decade criminals have been attacking online banking successfully by one upping security professionals their and clients by creating viruses to bypass existing security measures.

Feb 19
2013

The Social Media Identity Theft of a School Director Via Twitter

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Social Media

Robert Siciliano

We’ve seen this before and it never ends good. This time it’s resulting in an identity theft charge  for Ira Trey Quesenberry III, an 18-year-old student at Sullivan Central High School. A few years ago this would have been looked upon as a victimless prank. But times have changed and as social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and others have morphed into much more than just recreational websites, it’s not just unacceptable; it’s a crime.

Oct 30
2012

Social Media Security in the Workplace

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Social Media

Robert Siciliano

Why someone would set up a fake social media profile? The answer correlates with news of cyber-attacks on businesses and other organizations being targeted with advanced persistent threats which has risen sharply over the past two years.

Apr 18
2012

What Happens to Your Profile After You Die?

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Social Media

Robert Siciliano

If you were hit by a bus, and passed on to whatever heaven might exist, would you care about your Facebook page? Probably not. But your loved ones more than likely would. Things like email, websites, and social media profiles are considered “digital assets,” which may have some monetary value, but for the most part offer sentimental value to the family of the deceased.

Apr 08
2012

Social Media Security Tips for Small Business

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Social Security , Social Media

Robert Siciliano

Corporations know there are long-term marketing benefits of social media and they also know the security issues with employees continue to be a problem.

Jul 23
2011

15 Social Media Security Tips

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Social Media

Robert Siciliano

1. Realize that you can become a victim at any time. Not a day goes by when we don’t hear about a new hack. With 55,000 new pieces of malware a day, security never sleeps.

Jul 19
2011

Social Networking Security Awareness

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Social Media , IT Security

Robert Siciliano

One in five online consumers has been a victim of cybercrime in the past two years. Social networking is a direct link to the problem. While social networks allow you to keep in touch with family and friends, there are issues to be concerned about.

Apr 14
2011

Twitter Scam Hooks Thousands

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Twitter , Social Media , Scams

Robert Siciliano

Twitter’s numbers are astounding. In the physical world, when communities become larger and more densely populated, crime rises. The same applies to online communities.

Mar 21
2011

10 Social Media Security Considerations

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Social Media

Robert Siciliano

Social media security issues involve identity theft, brand hijacking, privacy issues, online reputation management, and users’ physical security.

Mar 21
2011

5 Gotta Have Social Media Apps

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Social Media

Robert Siciliano

Applications on mobile phones are all the rage. I spend more time on my apps than I do making calls. That time spent is often with those I connect with on social media.


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