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Oct 03
2015

Why use a VPN?

Posted by Robert Siciliano in WIFI , HotSpot Shield VPN

Robert Siciliano

If you want to be a pro at privacy, here’s a tip: When it’s time to go online, whether it’s at an airport lounge, coffee house, hotel, or any other public Wi-Fi spot, don’t log into any of your accounts unless you use a virtual private network (VPN).

Oct 01
2015

What is a Hacker?

Posted by Jessica Hurley in white hat hacker , hacker , Black Hat Hackers

Jessica Hurley

You probably think you know what a “hacker” is, but the images portrayed in the media can be misleading. You may be thinking of a geeky-looking guy who causes peoples’ computers to get infected with viruses or cracks passwords to raid the accounts of big business. This is one kind of hacker, but in a broader sense a hacker is a person (male or female) who uses their programming skills and technical knowledge to create and modify computer software and hardware by finding their weaknesses and exploiting them.

Sep 30
2015

State sponsored Attacks big Problem

Posted by Robert Siciliano in hacker , Cyber Security , cyber crime

Robert Siciliano

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management, an identity database, was attacked by hackers rather recently, and they hit the jackpot: More than 21 million federal workers are at risk of identity theft for perhaps the rest of their lives, reports an article on forbes.com.

Sep 29
2015

Twitters ups its Security Game

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Twitter Spam , Twitter , hacker

Robert Siciliano

Twitter recently announced its new tool to help with management and monitoring of its users’ accounts: the Twitter data dashboard.

Sep 28
2015

7 Ways to protect Yourself Online

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Online Security , online safety , online privacy , hacker

Robert Siciliano

The biggest mistake that you can make to threaten your online safety is to treat the online world different—as far as your private information—than you would treat the physical world. In other words, if someone walked up to you and said, “Hi, can you please provide me with your name, address, birth date, home phone, cell phone, email, usernames, passowords all your friends names and all their contact info?” I think not.

Sep 26
2015

A new kind of home security. Smart, voice controlled and autonomous

Posted by Robert Siciliano in home surveillance video , home security , home safety

Robert Siciliano

One of the reasons you—and many others—don’t have your alarm on during the day is because you know you’ll keep forgetting to turn it off every time you want to step into the garage or go outside. So you just keep it off. And that’s not smart because many home invasions and burglaries occur during daylight hours.

Sep 26
2015

Finding out which Employees keep clicking on Phishing E-mails

Posted by Jessica Hurley in phishing scams , Phishing email , phishing

Jessica Hurley

You have the best IT security, but dang it…the bad guys keep getting in. This means someone inside your house keeps opening the back door and letting the thieves slip inside. You have to find out who this enabler in your company is, and it may be more than one.

Sep 25
2015

Seniors big Target for Romance Scams

Posted by Robert Siciliano in romance scam , dating scams

Robert Siciliano

Janet N. Cook, 76, was duped by a dashing younger man. A report at nytimes.com explains that in July 2011 she connected with Kelvin Wells via a dating site.

Sep 23
2015

Ins and Outs of Call Center Security

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Privacy , Online Security , Cyber Security , computer security

Robert Siciliano

Companies that want to employ at-home workers for their call centers to save money and reduce the hassles of office space have to look at security considerations. In addition to thorough vetting of the agents and their equipment, organizations also need to ensure that the security is top-notch. A cloud-based contact center combats these issues. Here are some considerations:

Sep 23
2015

Cheating Website hacked hard

Posted by Robert Siciliano in website hacking , hacking , hacker

Robert Siciliano

Bad guys hacked bad guys. Hmmm, whose side should we take?

Sep 21
2015

How to prepare for Digital Disasters

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Online Security , online privacy , Digital Security , data security

Robert Siciliano

Editor’s Note: In this week’s guest blog security expert Robert Siciliano explains how to protect your IT systems and your business from hardware failure. To learn more, download our new e-book, “5 Things Small Businesses Need to Know about Disaster Recovery.”

Sep 21
2015

10 Ways our Privacy is invaded

Posted by Jessica Hurley in privacy and security , online privacy , data privacy

Jessica Hurley

Once you become active online…and especially once you become “connected” with a smartphone…your privacy will be in sizzling hot demand—and in fact, you can bet that as you read this, it is already being invaded in ways that you couldn’t possibly imagine. Here are some of those ways, provided by wired.com:


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