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Jan 02
2015

The Guide to Securing Your New Tech Toys

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

Ho ho ho! It seems that this year, Santa’s sleigh was filled with technology—laptops, smartphones, gaming consoles, etc. Playing with and learning about your new tech toy is fun, but remember to secure your device. It would be a total bummer if your new toy was suddenly compromised by a virus or hacked into. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to protect your new device.

Dec 31
2014

Fear of Fraud trumps Terrorism

Posted by Cinthia Pilar in Untagged 

Cinthia Pilar

Okay, what’s more likely? Getting bombed … or some punk racking up charges on your credit card?

Dec 27
2014

7 Careful Commerce tips when Shopping this Holiday Season

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Cinthia Pilar

Frosty the Hackman is teaming up this season with the Grinch to scam people out of their money. Shopping online is a godsend, but it brings with it a pristine opportunity to be ripped off.

Dec 26
2014

Protect your Data during Holiday Travel

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

You’re dreaming of a white Christmas, and hackers are dreaming of a green Christmas: your cash in their pockets. And hackers are everywhere, and are a particular threat to travelers.

Dec 26
2014

Should You Use Near-Field Communications?

Posted by Jessica Hurley in Untagged 

Jessica Hurley

Have you ever wondered what kind of superpower you’d have? I’ve always wanted to send messages and ideas with my mind to others. My dream can sort of come true with near-field communications (NFC).

Dec 22
2014

Mobile Carriers spying on Users

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

How does my mobile phone know I like tools, electronic gadgets and tarantulas?  It keeps showing me ads for these products! Christmas is coming and my kids like bugs, big bugs.

Dec 19
2014

Social Media Identity Theft leads to Arrest

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

Are you one who believes you’re too smart, too savvy, to get your identity stolen in the social media world? Nobody thinks this will happen to them, and Stephanie Francis, 24, was no exception to that way of thinking.

Dec 18
2014

Card Company's boosting Payment Security with Mobile

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

Whoever thought that one day, paying with green paper would be viewed as primitive as a horse and buggy? We seem to be getting closer to that time, especially since the security of making payments via smartphone is always being improved.

Dec 17
2014

Chip and PIN, will It save Us?

Posted by Cinthia Pilar in Untagged 

Cinthia Pilar

Many Americans, says a recent survey by Gallup, worry about a data breach connected to the use of their credit cards. Interestingly, many people use a credit card for everything under the sun: even just a soda and bag of chips from the convenience mart. The more you use a credit card, the more likely it will be compromised by cyber thieves.

Dec 12
2014

7 Things You Can Do To Protect Your Identity

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

One of my favorite commercials is a guy working out with his personal trainer. The trainer asks him if he’s been eating his vegetables every day. When he replies, “When I can,” the trainer bops him on the head. He could have had a V8!

Dec 10
2014

Russian Hackers getting rich from your Identity

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

Where’s the $$$ at? Selling credit card data. Have you heard of the Russian hacking ring that raked in two and a half billion dollars? Check it out:

Dec 08
2014

Chip and PIN vs. Chip and Signature Cards

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

The planet’s most powerful nation is sure backwards when it comes to the payment card industry: Why has America been using 1970s technology as of the posting date of this article? That magnetic strip on credit and debit cards has GOT to go already! And thank goodness, the transition to chip technology is more imminent than ever.


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