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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.”

Nov 25
2015

Is that Viral Story real?

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

Robert Siciliano

The Internet has almost as many videos as there are stars in the heavens. And you know that some have to be hoaxes. Sometimes it’s obvious, while other times it’s easy to be fooled. For example, the hoax of the “angel” intercepting a truck just about to run over a bicyclist is obviously fake. Isn’t it?

Nov 24
2015

Nineways to shop safely on Cyber Monday

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Cyber Security , cyber monday , cyber fraud , cyber crime

Robert Siciliano

With Cyber Monday, you don’t have to camp outside in the cold overnight so you can be the first person busting through the doors like on Black Friday. But you still may get trampled to a pulpby cyber scammers waiting for their prey.

Nov 23
2015

Introducing the very first Biometric Password Lockdown App

Posted by Robert Siciliano in password security , biometric password , biometric

Robert Siciliano

This application for your mobile device will change things in a huge way:

Nov 20
2015

What are Bug Bounties?

Posted by Jessica Hurley in White Hat Hackers , Criminal Hackers , Black Hat Hackers

Jessica Hurley

A bug bounty refers to the reward a bad-guy hacker gets upon discovering a vulnerability, weakness or flaw in a company’s system.

Nov 20
2015

17 ways to prevent identity theft when traveling

Posted by Robert Siciliano in identity theft protection , identity theft prevention , Identity theft

Robert Siciliano

There should be more TV commercials for preventing identity theft—it’s nearly epidemic. But also epidemic is the lack of identity security that people have when traveling. Here are some ways to avoid having your identity stolen while traveling:

Nov 19
2015

Why you want a Copy of your Medical Records

Posted by Robert Siciliano in medical scammers , medical ID theft , medical emergency

Robert Siciliano

After receiving medical treatment, many people never look over the paperwork (save for bill total) and just shove it into some folder in a file cabinet. But medical identity theft is very much out there; know the signs:

Nov 18
2015

Medical Identity Theft can be deadly

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Medical Identity Theft , medical ID theft , Identity theft

Robert Siciliano

Every time you have a medical procedure done, including routine checkups and treatment for minor issues, paperwork is generated. You should have copies of every single paper. This is one line of defense against medical identity theft.

Nov 17
2015

The World's First Biometric Password Lockdown App is here

Posted by Robert Siciliano in password security , password manager , password , biometric

Robert Siciliano

It’s about time: a biometric for your smartphone that will change the way you think about biometric security.

Nov 17
2015

Facebook Photos bust Bank Robber

Posted by Robert Siciliano in facebook scam , Facebook

Robert Siciliano

Do these bank robbers have bricks for brains? They actually posted photos of themselves with wads of the stolen cash on Facebook, says a story on thesmokinggun.com.

Nov 16
2015

Best practices for BYOD data storage

Posted by Cinthia Pilar in data security , data protection , data privacy , data breach

Cinthia Pilar

The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement has in some ways saved companies money, but in other ways put customer data at risk. Employees are onsite, telecommuting or traveling on business. This means their devices, and company data could be anywhere at any given moment.


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