18 January 2017

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Fake News is Becoming Too Real

23 hours ago  |  1620 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 of the election. In a survey following the election by the Pew Research Center, a whopping 64 percent of polled Americans said that fake news has give...

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

The Switch to the Chip Card - One Year Later

02 November 2016  |  5265 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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Can Two-Factor Authentication actually fail?

06 July 2016  |  3000 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 Siciliano
Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Identity Theft getting even worse

01 July 2016  |  4333 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  |  5344 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  |  5455 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 SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Hacker for hire a rising Trend

25 May 2016  |  1637 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 Siciliano
Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Beware of the CEO E-mail Scam

11 May 2016  |  1033 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  |  11294 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  |  1931 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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