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Expanding Internet Capabilities Makes U.S. Vulnerable

29 December 2009  |  3310 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The FBI considers the cyber threat against our nation to be one of the greatest concerns of the 21st century. Steven R. Chabinsky is deputy assistant director of the cyber division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This article is sourced from GovInfoSecurity.com and was adapted from written testimony he delivered earlier this month to the Se...

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Russian Hackers Make Millions Breaching ATMs

28 December 2009  |  5252 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

It started simply by hacking 7-Elevens public website using a SQL injection. SQL is abbreviation of Structured Query Language. Pronounced ”Ess Que El” or ”Sequel” depending on who you ask. This led to 7 elevens main servers compromised which led to ATMs within 7-Eleven hacked. Wired reports ““The Russians, evidently using an SQL injection vuln...

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U.S. Cyber Challenge to Defeat Criminal Identity Theft

28 December 2009  |  3289 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

President Obama has chimed in with a directive to review the nations cyber security as it relates to security and our critical infrastructures. CNN recently reported about the “U.S. Cyber Challenge”...

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The Feast of the 7 Phishes

23 December 2009  |  4295 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Being a “Siciliano” and having roots in Italy, namely Sicily, the little island at the bottom of the boot, we have a tradition where we celebrate “the vigil” (La Vigilia), with a Feast of the Seven Fi...

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Craigslist ATM I bought Causes Industry Stir

22 December 2009  |  4393 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Apparently I raised a hackle or two. Seems my little stunt got the attention of industry insiders, and not all of them believe that I bought a used ATM on Craigslist, which turned out to contain tho...

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Lack of Laptop Security Leads to Identity Theft

22 December 2009  |  3714 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

In 2003, an estimated 1.5 million laptops were stolen worldwide. Today, that number has climbed to 2.6 million. That’s a 70% increase in just a few years. That’s one stolen laptop every 12 seconds. La...

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Identity Theft 2010 Top 10 Predictions

18 December 2009  |  4255 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC) and Robert Siciliano (me) have joined forces to expand the pool of knowledge about identity theft issues. As nationally recognized experts in this crime, we ...

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Facebook Newest Portal for Social Media Identity Theft

15 December 2009  |  3114 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Imagine trying to log into your online accounts one after the other and being locked out. At first you think the site you are visiting screwed up but then it keeps happening over and over again no mat...

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Child Identity Theft Protection

15 December 2009  |  2614 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

In a blog I guest contribute to called “NextAdvisor” they offer the following advice on child identity theft protection: The following post in our Reader Question series is an actual user submitted qu...

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Merchant Credit Card Transaction Monitoring

12 December 2009  |  3677 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

Security professionals intuitively think proactively. Our job is to predict and prevent what the bad guy will do next. My job specifically is to instill this mindset into you, the consumer, SMB or ...

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