18 December 2014

Identity Theft Expert

Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Chip and PIN, will It save Us?

14 hours ago  |  503 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

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. The ...

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Russian Hackers getting rich from your Identity

10 December 2014  |  1236 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

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: Phishing attacks are lucrative for these cybercriminals. ATM hacks continue to increase, in part due to targeted attacks and new software. Smartphone attacks are on the upswing. There are three way...

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Chip and PIN vs. Chip and Signature Cards

08 December 2014  |  1268 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

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 ...

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Identity Theft of the Dead affects the Living

06 December 2014  |  1070 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

You don’t have to be living to have your identity stolen. Every year in America there’s 2.5 million cases of ID theft involving the deceased. And while your first reaction might be “So what, I’ll be d...

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How to win the War on Phishing

04 December 2014  |  1387 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

A phishing attack is a trick e-mail sent randomly to perhaps a million recipients, and the thief counts on the numbers game aspect: Out of any given huge number of people, a significant percentage wil...

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

The Credit Card Fraud Mob Boss

26 November 2014  |  1725 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

There once was a guy named Albert Gonzalez who dressed like a woman—but not because he got off on this, but because he wanted to conceal his actual appearance while he used a ream of phony cards to st...

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Cloud Data Breaches mo' Money

18 November 2014  |  523 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

IT people need to beef up their opinions about cloud security, says a recent report by the Ponemon Institute called “Data Breach: The Cloud Multiplier Effect.” Yes, data breaches occur in the cloud...

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Hackers and Banks win, Clients lose

12 November 2014  |  1490 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Don’t blame the hackers; don’t blame the bank; apparently it’s the victim’s fault that a Missouri escrow firm was robbed of $440,000 in a cybercrime, says a report on computerworld.com. The attack ...

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

How your Webcam may be spying on You

11 November 2014  |  822 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Remember that song from 1984, “Somebody’s watching me?” It was a great foreshadowing of things to come: These days, people really CAN watch you while you go about your business at home…through your co...

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3 Stupid Simple Tips to protect your Identity

22 October 2014  |  884 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

For anyone who goes online, it’s impossible to hack-proof yourself, but not impossible to make a hacker’s job extremely difficult. Here are three things to almost hack-proof yourself. Two-factor aut...

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