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Nov 30
2014

Mobile Employees Are a Security Risk

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Robert Siciliano

Not too long ago, the office computer filled an entire room. Now, it fills the palms of one-third of employees—those workers who use only the mobile device for their jobs. Security, however, lags behind in keeping up with this growing trend. This is the BYOD generation: bring your own device (to work).

Nov 27
2014

10 Tips to avoid Scams when traveling

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Robert Siciliano

Vacationers and tourists provide a vast feeding ground for all sorts of crooks: from the simple pick-pocketing specialist to the hotel room burglar to the e-thief: credit card skimming and computer crimes. You can even have your identity stolen while sunning on that white beach.

Nov 26
2014

The Credit Card Fraud Mob Boss

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Robert Siciliano

There once was a guy named Albert Gonzalez who dressed like a woman—but not because he got off on this, but because he wanted to conceal his actual appearance while he used a ream of phony cards to steal money from an ATM in 2003. A cop noticed the activity and didn’t quite buy the disguise.

Nov 25
2014

How The Internet of Things can go very wrong

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Jessica Hurley

The Internet—one of history’s greatest inventions—is also one of history’s greatest platforms for crime. Here are ways things can go very wrong with the Internet of Things.

Nov 23
2014

What is a Computer Worm?

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Robert Siciliano

Worms. Most of us probably think of them as those squirmy invertebrates we dissected as a kid or found on the sidewalk after a storm. You might have used them as bait for fishing (not phishing), to pull a prank or have even eaten them (no judgment).

Nov 20
2014

10 tips to Secure Passwords

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Robert Siciliano

Ever wonder just how hackers bust into systems and cause destruction? One reason is because people are still using weak passwords. While your pet’s name and wedding anniversary dates are easy to remember and sentimental to use, this approach makes a hacker’s job all too easy. Here are 10 things you should know about passwords.

Nov 19
2014

Study Shows 67% of Employees Expose Sensitive Data Outside the Workplace

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Cinthia Pilar

IDC, an IT analyst firm, estimates that the mobile worker population could reach 1.3 billion by 2015, meaning, they access workplace data outside the workplace. This is risky because it exposes data to hackers.

Nov 18
2014

Cloud Data Breaches mo' Money

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Jessica Hurley

IT people need to beef up their opinions about cloud security, says a recent report by the Ponemon Institute called “Data Breach: The Cloud Multiplier Effect.”

Nov 14
2014

College bound kids: protect your identity

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Robert Siciliano

The good old days were when today’s college kids’ parents lugged their typewriters into their dorm room, and they communicated to people via the phone on their room’s wall. Their biggest worry was someone stealing their popcorn maker. Nowadays, college kids need to beware of remote invasions by thieves.

Nov 12
2014

Hackers and Banks win, Clients lose

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Cinthia Pilar

Don’t blame the hackers; don’t blame the bank; apparently it’s the victim’s fault that a Missouri escrow firm was robbed of $440,000 in a cybercrime, says a report on computerworld.com.

Nov 11
2014

How your Webcam may be spying on You

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Robert Siciliano

Remember that song from 1984, “Somebody’s watching me?” It was a great foreshadowing of things to come: These days, people really CAN watch you while you go about your business at home…through your computer. So if someone confides in you that “they’re spying on me through my computer,” don’t be too quick to assume your friend went off his meds.

Nov 08
2014

Security is Everyone’s responsibility

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Jessica Hurley

In the movies, the good guys always get the bad guys. In cyber reality, no such thing exists.


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