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Robert Siciliano

Giving Your Credit Card to a Hotel? Watch Your Statements.

Personally, I don’t particularly enjoy staying in hotels. Sure, after a long day of travel, the hotel is a relief, but in most cases, I’d much rather sleep in my own bed. Criminal hackers, on the othe...

18 Jul 2010
Robert Siciliano

Identity Theft Common Consumer Errors

The major problem that consumers face today is a fundamental lack of understanding of what identity theft actually is. Most people think of identity theft as when someone uses your credit card without...

14 Jul 2010
Robert Siciliano

School volunteers face background checks

All across the country one by one school, administrators are slowly beginning to recognize the need to perform background checks on volunteers. In Albany County WY, “under the tentative policy, all vo...

13 Jul 2010
Robert Siciliano

Keeping Kids Safe Online

It is no surprise that cybercriminals are taking advantage of the Internet and the people who use it. The Internet is like a bad neighborhood with bad guys around every corner. Any parent with an ounc...

13 Jul 2010
Robert Siciliano

Police Arrest Six People in Ritzy Robbery Ring

Burglars broke into more than 50 homes in the high end areas of Miami and Palm Beach. Most of the victims were out to dinner and some were victims of home invasions. The perps may have had a network ...

10 Jul 2010
Robert Siciliano

Wireless Security is an Oxymoron, But There is Hope

WiFi is everywhere. Whether you travel for business or simply need Internet access while out and about, your options are plentiful. You can sign on at airports, hotels, coffee shops, fast food restaur...

09 Jul 2010
Robert Siciliano

Mortgage Fraud and Identity

You don’t need to own a house to become a victim of mortgage fraud. Heck, you don’t even need to be older than 3 to be a victim. As long as the thief has a Social Security number, they can apply for l...

28 May 2010
Robert Siciliano

Beware of Facebook Dangers

Danger!! How’s that for a blog title that screams fear, uncertainty and doubt!? Fact is Facebook boast 400 million users and is in so many ways seems out of the control of its founder, and is looking ...

28 May 2010
Robert Siciliano

Watching Out For Criminal Hacks

We use the web to search out tons of information, to shop online and to connect with friends and family. And in the process criminals are trying to whack us over the head and steal from us. And they

26 May 2010
Robert Siciliano

Grand Jury: TSA Employee Stole Identities

A Lynn Massachusetts couple was accused of selling the identities of at least 16 Transportation Security Administration workers at Logan International Airport. Lynn was then and is now known as “Lyn

26 May 2010
Robert Siciliano

Facebooks New and only Security Feature

So maybe you used a public PC to log into your Facebook account and you hit a button that saved your login credentials. Or maybe you received an email from what you thought was Facebook and you plug

20 May 2010
Robert Siciliano

Phishers Ties Up Victims Phones, Killing Notification

Many of today’s automated processes are designed with security and/or convenience in mind. For example, if a credit card companies’ anomaly detection software detects irregular spending on your cred

19 May 2010