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Dec 23
2015

15 Ways to protect your Identity

Posted by Jessica Hurley in Identity theft , identity protection , identity fraud

Jessica Hurley

There are tried and true ways to protect yourself from identity theft—ways that you may not have even considered. Check them out (no specific order):

Dec 21
2015

Tips for backing up and protecting your data while traveling

Posted by Robert Siciliano in data security , data protection , data privacy , data breach

Robert Siciliano

The season of giving is now upon us — but don’t forget, it’s also the season of stealing — and no, I don’t mean your wallet or the gift package at your doorstep, but your Social Security number, credit card information, medical records and any other highly confidential information that you have stored on your computers.

Dec 20
2015

Should Stalking or Spying Apps be banned?

Posted by Jessica Hurley in Spyware , Apps , Application Security

Jessica Hurley

The words “spying” and “stalking” have negative connotations, but there’s a flipside to the coin: parents monitoring their kids’ online activities and physical locations. And how about middle-aged adults keeping track of the whereabouts of their aged parents with dementia?

Dec 19
2015

Protect Yourself from Holiday Shopping Scams

Posted by Robert Siciliano in shopping tips , online shopping , holiday shopping , holiday scam

Robert Siciliano

Even though the highly publicized retail data breaches have involved off-line brick and mortar stores, this doesn’t mean that security is high with online shopping. Scammers and hackers are waiting for you in more ways than you know, such as:

Dec 18
2015

Keep Accountant happy and Thieves out

Posted by Jessica Hurley in shredding , Online Security , online safety , online privacy

Jessica Hurley

Are you a shredder? I hope so. No identity thief on this planet is going to want to attempt to reconstruct cross-shredded documents.

Dec 16
2015

20 Security Tips For Overseas Travelers With Credit Cards

Posted by Robert Siciliano in credit cards , credit card safety , Credit Card Fraud , credit card breach

Robert Siciliano

Thinking of bringing a credit card with you on your travels? You can end up in a jam: You just treated your extended family to fine dining in France. Time to pay; your credit card is declined.

Dec 09
2015

Online Shopping and Counterfeit Goods – The Facts Don't Lie

Posted by Robert Siciliano in online shopping , Online Security , online scams , online fraud

Robert Siciliano

As the holiday season creeps upon us, research shows that an astonishing 24% people who are buying online have been duped by scammers. Whether you are buying shoes, electronics or the latest fashions and accessories, research companies are showing that you are at risk of being duped.

Dec 08
2015

How to kick People off your Wi-Fi

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Wifi security , WIFI , public WIFI

Robert Siciliano

If someone is “borrowing” your Wi-Fi service, there’s more to this than just the nerve of someone secretly mooching off of you.

Dec 03
2015

Save Money with the Nighthawk 2-in-1 cable modem-router

Posted by Robert Siciliano in router , public WIFI , modem

Robert Siciliano

If you are like most people, there are several devices in your home that fight for WiFi connections at any given time. This slows your network, and gives you a shoddy experience. Instead, look into upgrading your system immediately and save some cash too.

Dec 01
2015

8 Ways to Ensure Safe and Secure Online Shopping this Holiday Season

Posted by Robert Siciliano in ransomware , online shopping , Online Security , online scams

Robert Siciliano

So, who’s on your holiday gift list this year? That list is a lot longer than you think; consider all the names of hackers that have not yet appeared on it. Scammers will do whatever it takes to get on your holiday gift list! Here’s how to keep these cyber thieves out of your pocket:

Nov 28
2015

How to pwn Anyone

Posted by Jessica Hurley in Online Security , online safety , online privacy

Jessica Hurley

Define Pwn: Pwn is a slang term derived from the verb own, as meaning to appropriate or to conquer to gain ownership. The term implies domination or humiliation of a rival. And when it’s done by hacking email, the person is effectively pwned. No matter how “private” you are on the Internet, no matter how infrequently you post on your Facebook page—even if you don’t have a Facebook account—your life can be hacked into as long as you own just one password—and the ability to be tricked.

Nov 26
2015

Phishing works and here's why

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

A phishing e-mail is sent by a cyberthief to trick its recipient into revealing sensitive information so that the crook could steal money from the recipient or gain access to a business’s classified information. One way to lure an employee is for the crook to make the e-mail appear like it was sent by the company’s CEO. Often, phishing e-mails have urgent subject lines like “Your Chase Bank Balance Is Negative.”


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