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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

The Switch to the Chip Card - One Year Later

02 November 2016  |  5060 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 a way to fight card fraud and to protect both consumers and merchants. Back in the day, we had one choice when we wanted to purchase something, and t...

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Can Two-Factor Authentication actually fail?

06 July 2016  |  2961 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 Passcode (OTP)—sent via text or voice—into a login field. In other words, no phone, no access. But CAN a hacker get the phone? Ask Deray McKesson, an ac...

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Identity Theft getting even worse

01 July 2016  |  4290 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  |  5283 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
Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Hackers hacking Banks big time

21 June 2016  |  5369 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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Robert Siciliano
Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Hacker for hire a rising Trend

25 May 2016  |  1576 views  |  0 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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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Beware of the CEO E-mail Scam

11 May 2016  |  1011 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Beware of the B.E.C. scam, says a report at fbi.gov. The hackers target businesses and are good at getting what they want. The hackers first learn the name of a company’s CEO or other key figure such ...

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Robert Siciliano
Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Beware of Amazon's scary Customer Service Hack

03 March 2016  |  10478 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Do you shop at Amazon.com? Are you aware they have a back door through which hackers can slip in? Let’s look at Eric’s experience with hackers and Amazon, as he recounts at medium.com/@espringe. He re...

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Robert Siciliano
Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

My EMV for a Week Challenge is DONE!

20 February 2016  |  1890 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

This week I worked with Gemalto, as part of Gemalto’s #ChipAwayAtFraud campaign. I was tasked with using my “chip” card when making a bunch of every day purchases like getting coffee and shopping. Gem...

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Robert Siciliano
Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Eight ways to secure your employees' mobile devices

15 February 2016  |  2863 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Between half and three quarters of all employees have downloaded personal apps to company tablets and phones, according to surveys. At the same time, people are increasingly using use personal phones...

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