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Jul 04
2014

Graduates beware of Identity Theft

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Robert Siciliano

Worried about finding a job after you graduate from college? Worried about paying off your debts? It gets uglier: New college grads need to think about their identities being stolen. One-third of identity theft complaints come from young adults.

Jun 30
2014

Bankers on the Front lines of Cyber Defense

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Robert Siciliano

There was once a time when the only threat to a bank’s security was when that innocent-looking man hands a note to the bank teller that makes her face go ashen. And the only security, save for video surveillance, was the armed guards and the silent alarm that the teller triggers.

Jun 26
2014

Healthcare Firm pays Big Bucks for Breach

Posted by Jessica Hurley in Untagged 

Jessica Hurley

A data breach can slug below the belt and knock a healthcare business flat on its back, as was the case with Columbia University and the New York and Presbyterian Hospital.

Jun 25
2014

WiFi world wide a Big Security Issue

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

Do you access your various financial or social media accounts, or other private accounts such as e-mails with your doctor, at public computer stations? At the coffee house or hotel, for instance? Boy, are you ever setting yourself up for cybercrime including identity theft.

Jun 24
2014

Stolen Business Debit Cards at Greater Risk

Posted by Cinthia Pilar in Untagged 

Cinthia Pilar

A debit card from your business, in the virtual hands of a thief, spells a mountain of trouble. The thief can generate a duplicate of your business debit card, then splurge. A “cloned” card can be swiped in a card reader, appearing legitimate.

Jun 21
2014

What is Fake Antivirus Software?

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

Most of you know how important it is to have security software on your computers to stay protected from viruses, malware, spam and other Internet threats. Unfortunately, cybercriminals also know that it is critical to have security software, and they are using this knowledge to trick us into downloading fake antivirus software that is designed to do harm to your computer.

Jun 20
2014

Data Breaches Equal Job Loss

Posted by Jessica Hurley in Untagged 

Jessica Hurley

Is it coincidence that Beth Jacob CIO resigned from her job as chief information officer of Target Corporation? Or could this possibly be connected to the data breach that slammed Target in December of 2013, affecting as many as 70 million customers? Being a CIO is no easy task, especially when you have thousands of criminals trying to breach your networks every minute of every day.

Jun 19
2014

Don’t Get Kicked By Football Players Online

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

The biggest sporting event of the year just kicked off. If you’re not a football fan (that’s soccer for us Yanks), this is the ultimate goal and it’s just getting started. Many fans will head to Brazil to watch these games and their favorite players, but many more fans will flock online to find out information about the players and teams.

Jun 17
2014

Can your Privacy Policy be Read by a 5th Grader?

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

Zero. The number of people who have ever read word for word—and understood—a website’s privacy policy.

Jun 13
2014

ATM Skimming, Cyber Fraud Keep Bankers up at Night

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

Last year there were hundreds of cyber fraud incidents that struck banks and put consumers’ personal data at risk, even though the one involving Target stole the scenes. These crimes included payment card skimming, denial-of-service and web app tampering. 

Jun 12
2014

Protect your Cards from Multiple Kinds of Skimmers

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

PIN may sometimes stand for pilfered identification number if a hacker gets yours. And it’s easier than ever for thieves to get your PIN from an ATM, coming up with clever ways to beat security technology.

Jun 10
2014

Data Brokers: Walking the Tightrope

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

Never mind the government nosing in on your business; there’s a much bigger snooper out there that’s mining to your personal data: thousands of companies whose names you may not even know.


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