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Robert Siciliano

2009 Data Breaches: Identity Theft Continues

The Identity Theft Resource Center® Breach Report recorded 498 breaches, less than the 657 in 2008, more than the 446 in 2007. Are data breaches increasing or decreasing? That is the question no one ...

12 Jan 2010
Robert Siciliano

Data Security Predictions For 2010

Forrester Research, Inc. in Cambridge, MA is an independent research company that provides pragmatic and forward-thinking advice to global leaders in business and technology. They released their 2010...

12 Jan 2010
Robert Siciliano

Impostor Poses as Secret Service Agent and Police Officer

A bunch of us recently celebrated a 40th birthday of a friend. The conversation at one point revolved around my ATM scam and how easy it is to con people. A new boyfriend of a friend began to tell ev...

10 Jan 2010
Robert Siciliano

Pair Accused Of Stealing TSA Workers Identities

In my early 20’s I bought real estate in a depressed area north of Boston in Lynn Massachusetts. At 20, that’s all I could afford. Lynn was then and is now known as “Lynn Lynn the City of Sin, you don...

10 Jan 2010
Robert Siciliano

How to Hack a Corporate Networ with Facebook

There’s a lot of excessive trust in the Facebook world. People have entirely dropped their sense of cynicism when logged on. They have no reason to distrust. People who are your “Friends” are general...

08 Jan 2010
Robert Siciliano

How I Wasted 4 Hours with a Criminal Hacker

Lately I’ve been coming across “advertisements” posted on forums from criminal hackers looking to sell our stolen information. They are “carders” selling “dumps” and “fullz” I wrote about it HERE. We...

05 Jan 2010
Robert Siciliano

ID Theft Is Set To Rise On The Heels Of The Recession

Jay McDonald from Creditcards.com does a great job of summarizing Identity Theft Predictions for 2010. “Like wolves to injured prey, identity thieves are out to turn the recession struggles of averag...

04 Jan 2010
Robert Siciliano

PC Worlds Top 10 Security Nightmares of the Decade

The last decade we have seen technological breakthroughs unlike any other. In response we have seen a tremendous rise in fraud. The reason? The speed of the conveniences technology have far outpaced ...

02 Jan 2010
Robert Siciliano

5 Tips to Credit Card Identity Theft Prevention

In a recent article in Computer World, Tom Patterson CSO of Magtek, with his Glamor Shot photo, provides “5 counter-fraud tips you’ve never been told”. Anything a consumer can do to reduce their risk...

02 Jan 2010