24 June 2017

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Getting Owned or Pwned SUCKS!

13 June 2017  |  4543 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

A well done New York Times article recently re-introduced this topic to the masses. Being “owned” isn’t new, but the term is not becoming part of popular culture. If you use the internet or are often on social media, odds are good that you have been OWNED. Whether you are called out for a misspelling on your latest Facebook post, or you were prove...

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Parents Beware of Finstagram

27 April 2017  |  4892 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

You have surely heard of Instagram, the photo sharing social network, but what about “Finstagram?” If you are like most parents, you have rules about the social media practices of your kids. However, once you learn about Finstagram, those might all go out the window. When you combine the words “fake” and “Instagram,” you get Finstagram. Essentiall...

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How to Make Dollar 5 Million a Day in Cybercrime

08 February 2017  |  4084 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

This post isn’t exactly a “how to” but if your current employment isn’t bringing in the bacon, I’m sure your criminal mind can figure it out. In the biggest digital advertising fraud in the history of...

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Fake News is Becoming Too Real

17 January 2017  |  3846 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Fake news is a problem that is taking the internet by storm, and it ran rampant during the 2016 Presidential Election. In fact, many believe that fake news stories had a strong impact on the outcome o...

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The Switch to the Chip Card - One Year Later

02 November 2016  |  5680 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The October anniversary of the liability shift has passed, and anniversaries are an excellent time to look back on progress…this is no exception. The U.S. EMV migration plan was set four years ago as...

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Can Two-Factor Authentication actually fail?

06 July 2016  |  3251 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

You’ve probably read many times that two-factor authentication is a superb extra layer of protection against a thief hacking into your accounts, because gaining access requires entering a One Time Pas...

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Identity Theft getting even worse

01 July 2016  |  4540 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In 2015, depending on the kind and type of identity theft we are talking about, identity thieves impacted 1.5 million people or more, says the Javelin Strategy & Research report. That’s more than ...

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Robert Siciliano
Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Carders cashing out on Magstrip Cards

30 June 2016  |  5508 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Two thousand credit card payment terminals stand to become infected with malware called Trinity point of sales. Ten million credit cards were stolen by hackers, called Fin6, who may end up scoring $40...

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Robert Siciliano
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Hackers hacking Banks big time

21 June 2016  |  5758 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

“Anonymous” is an activist hacking group that has recently boasted that it will engage in 30 days of cyber assaults against “all central banks,” reports an article on cnbc.com. And their bite is as bi...

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Hacker for hire a rising Trend

25 May 2016  |  2061 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Hackers and wannabe hackers can easily purchase cheap tools of the trade online. The security firm Dell SecureWorks Inc. confirms this in their latest report and adds that underground markets for hack...

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