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Securing New Digital Devices

21 December 2011  |  2829 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Laptops, desktops, Macs, mobiles, and tablets are on many people’s wish lists this holiday season. Once these shiny new devices are connected to the Internet, they will be under siege by malware created by criminals in order to steal identities. According to a recent McAfee survey, 60% of consumers now own at least three digital devices, and 25% ow...

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Managing Family Time On The iPad or iPhone

16 December 2011  |  2871 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

On our way home from a recent family vacation, my two year old grew understandably anxious and uncooperative while waiting for a flight in an airport terminal. So I handed over my iPhone, hoping to distract her. Within seconds, she had launched the photo application and begun scrolling through the videos of our trip. She’d watch a video, giggle a ...

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Human Security Weaker Than IT Security

14 November 2011  |  3751 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Information technologies have evolved to a level at which the developers, programmers, and security specialists all know what they’re doing, and are able to produce products and services that work and...

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Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Searching for Hotties Leads to Hacked PCs

04 November 2011  |  2541 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Five or ten years ago, it was relatively easy for scammers to trick people into opening email attachments that would launch malicious programs on victims’ PCs. Nowadays, most email providers won’t per...

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Robert Siciliano
Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

What Are Your Digital Assets Worth?

13 October 2011  |  3535 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Digital assets include: entertainment files (e.g. music downloads), personal memories (e.g. photographs), personal communications (e.g. emails), personal records (e.g. health, financial, insurance), a...

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Robert Siciliano
Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Think You Are Protected Think Again

02 October 2011  |  3509 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In 1990, when only the government and a number of universities were using the Internet, there were 357 unique pieces of malware. The need for security began with desktop computing when the only means ...

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Robert Siciliano
Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Hackers Target Small Business

19 September 2011  |  2593 views  |  4 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Big companies and big government get big press when their data is breached. And when a big company is hit, those whose accounts have been compromised are often notified. With smaller businesses, howev...

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Robert Siciliano
Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

How Is All This Hacking Affecting My Identity?

16 September 2011  |  2879 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Without question, 2011 is the year for hackers of all kinds to get their 15 minutes of fame. But it feels like it’s lasting a lot longer than 15 minutes. With so many different breeds of hackers, each...

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Robert Siciliano
Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Bill Would Remove Social Security Numbers

26 August 2011  |  3051 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The most basic advice for protecting your own identity is to protect your Social Security number. The obvious solution is simply never to disclose your number, but this is silly, since, depending on y...

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Robert Siciliano
Robert SicilianoIDTheftSecurity.com - Boston

Researchers Say Identity Theft Has Lasting

26 August 2011  |  3394 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Identity theft victims don’t need Jessica Van Vliet, an assistant professor in counseling psychology at the University of Alberta, to tell them that they no longer feel safe when conducting everyday f...

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