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A Viable Solution to Wave of Skimming

30 August 2010  |  3235 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Officials are reporting a wave of credit and debit card attacks targeting point of sale swapping, skimming of card data, and hacking into payment processors. Reports say the U.S. Secret Service, among others, are in the process of investigating a multistate crime spree. The Oklahoma Bankers Association commented, “It is beyond apparent our banker...

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

mCrime Higher on Hackers Radar

28 August 2010  |  3520 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

This year’s Defcon convention of hackers in August brought to light a fact that many in the security industry have known: mobile phones are becoming a bigger target for criminals. Recent news of applications on the iPhone and Android that are vulnerable to attack and possibly designed to send your data offshore have reinforced the security concer...

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Make Personal Safety a Priority

28 August 2010  |  3154 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

We often hear people (including myself) drone on at how the system is broken and how good guys end up in jail and bad guys are released on good behavior. The criminal justice system is far from fair. ...

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Robert Siciliano
Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

What is Social Registration

26 August 2010  |  3595 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Social media has evolved into the fifth major form of media: print, radio, television, Internet, social. While social media functions on the Internet, there’s no denying that it is its own platform. I...

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Robert Siciliano
Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Celebrity Identity Theft Issues

25 August 2010  |  4486 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The only difference between a so-called celebrity and you and I is exposure. Their lives are subjected to much more attention than most people and for that they pay a price. Ours is a celebrity obsess...

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Robert Siciliano
Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Seven Smartcard Keys To The Internet

25 August 2010  |  3462 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

There has been a bit of buzz lately regarding an Internet “kill switch” and a handful of trusted individuals given the responsibility of rebooting the Internet, should it go down from cyber attack or...

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Robert Siciliano
Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Stealing Secrets: Telling Lies Over the Phone

25 August 2010  |  3988 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In a recent post (Hackers Play “Social Engineering Capture The Flag” At Defcon) I pointed to a game in which contestants used the telephone to convince company employees to voluntarily cough up infor...

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Robert Siciliano
Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Child Identity Theft

24 August 2010  |  3465 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Child identity theft is a growing problem. The Federal Trade Commission estimates that there are 500,000 new victims every year. The culprits are often parents or others who have direct access to the ...

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Robert Siciliano
Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

High School Football Team Player Burglars

24 August 2010  |  1471 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I was 17 once. I hung around with good kids, not so good kids and very bad kids. Teens heavily influence one another in ways that can have a direct impact on their futures. When you are young and new ...

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Robert Siciliano
Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Banks Need You to Partner in Security

24 August 2010  |  2427 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Sticking your cash in a mattress has never been a good idea. That’s why we have banks. Banks have safes, insurance, and other systems in place to ensure that multiple layers of security protect your m...

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