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Robert Siciliano

12 Awful Reasons Why Impostors Commit Social Media ID Theft

Imagine if someone used your name and image, or the name and logo of a business you own, to create a profile on Facebook, Twitter, or any other social networking website. Then they start posting blogs...

20 Oct 2009
Robert Siciliano

Join us for National protect your Identity Wk October 17-24

See us at the the Identity Theft Protection Blog and the 2009 National Protect Your Identity Week. In order to solve this massive problem, it is absolutely essential that you – the public, corporatio...

18 Oct 2009
Retired Member

No room for complacency

With National Identity Fraud Prevention Week drawing to a close, once more the spotlight is put on how consumers can be protected from ID theft. While individuals should remain extremely vigilant agai...

16 Oct 2009
Robert Siciliano

Email Addresses hacked via a Botnet or phished?

Recently Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Comcast and Earthlink announced thousands of email addresses and their passwords were phished by identity thieves and posted in an online forum. One report suggests...

16 Oct 2009
Robert Siciliano

Identity Theft Is Really No Big Deal. Idiot.

I make a portion of my living talking about identity theft. Admittedly, I profit from the crime. I don’t steal identities of course, but I get paid because others steal. I’m not FBI, CIA, Secret Servi...

15 Oct 2009
Robert Siciliano

How to Prevent Phishing Scams

Recent reports abound of consumers email account being phished and American and Egyptian authorities arresting dozens of people in an online fraud crackdown for phishing scams. Its time to revisit t...

14 Oct 2009
Robert Siciliano

Operation Phish Phry Nabs 100 Identity Thieves

US and Egyptian officials have charged 100 people with orchestrating a phishing scam that robbed a$1.5m from Bank of America and Wells Fargo customers. 53 criminals from CA, NV and NC were named in an...

10 Oct 2009
Robert Siciliano

Up to 1 Million email Accounts Phished for Identity Theft

Hotmail, Earthlink, Google, Yahoo, Comcast and other web-based email users have been giving up al their login details to phishers and current estimates are as many as 1 million accounts may have been ...

09 Oct 2009
Retired Member

UK Fraud statistics - are consumers becoming more e-savvy?

The Financial Fraud Action UK results released yesterday clearly show that the battle against fraud is far from over in the UK. Despite this, the statistics suggest that the UK is doing comparatively...

08 Oct 2009
Online Banking
Robert Siciliano

I Want to Punch Passwords in The Face

Passwords and forms harass and mock me every day of my life. Everywhere I go there is a big burly bouncer who is the password gatekeeper and he needs a beating. He won’t let me in or by the velvet rop...

08 Oct 2009
Robert Siciliano

Obama; Cybersecurity and ID Theft Protection Starts at Home

Whether you realize it or not one of the biggest threats to your personal security is your computer. And the Obama administration is bringing to light the fact that they believe, and you should too, t...

06 Oct 2009
Robert Siciliano

Government Tries to Thwart P2P Identity Theft

Computerworld reports the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed the Informed P2P User Act, a law that supposedly makes it safer to use peer-to-peer, or P2P, file-sharing software. Yawn. The bill...

06 Oct 2009