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Entries by Robert Siciliano from 01/2014

12 Ways to avoid Locksmith scams

| Posted 01.02.2014 | Crime

Don't wait until you're locked out at night in the cold to contact a locksmith. Know ahead of time who you'd call, should you ever have a need for thi...

Protecting Yourself from Debit Card Fraud

| Posted 01.07.2014 | Crime

A thief got ahold of woman's debit card information and raided her bank account. This true story is described in a recent St. Louis Post-Dispatch arti...

4 Ways to Share Paid Hotspots

| Posted 01.09.2014 | Technology

There are a number of scenarios you might be in where friends, family and colleagues need to jump on a (read: your) wireless connection, but they'd ra...

Teens Trash Million Dollar Mansion

| Posted 01.11.2014 | Crime

If your home is full of valuables, why not add one more valuable: a home security system? A mansion in La Habra Heights (California) was ransacked by...

IT Guys Get Duped by Pretty Girl on Social Media

| Posted 01.13.2014 | Technology

Defenses of a U.S. government agency were duped by an experimental scam created by security experts. The “scam” involved Emily Williams, a fict...

Home Invasion Results in Child Casualties

| Posted 01.16.2014 | Crime

Two young girls died after a man broke into their second-story Cleveland apartment and set it afire. This was after the man forced the 55-year-old bab...

Find missing kids with SafetyLink

| Posted 01.18.2014 | Parents

Find your lost car keys, smartphone and abducted child. Yes, you read that correctly: There’s now a device that can locate your missing child (o...

2014: The Year of Counterveillance

| Posted 01.18.2014 | Technology

It should come as no surprise to many that Dictionary.com chose "Privacy" as its 2013 "Word of the Year." Consider these six news stories, which br...

10 Credit Score Truths and Myths

| Posted 01.20.2014 | Money

Whether bad credit results from the legitimate credit holder's irresponsibility or from identity theft, your ability to buy a car, rent a nice place, purchase a home or even get employment can be severely stifled.

How do I protect Myself engaged in the Internet of Things?

| Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

The Internet of Things—IoT—is a formal term referring to distinctly identifiable objects (cars, kitchen appliances, smartphones) and their cyber-r...

10 Things Burglars Don't Want You to Know

| Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

Burglars would rather keep their dirty little secrets to themselves. But today, Schlage, makers of the grade one Touchscreen Deadbolt, and I are revea...

Been Breached? A Response Plan

| Posted 01.27.2014 | Crime

Should victims of a data breach be notified? This situation can be confusing due to various state laws. Certain issues must be considered, including d...

It's Data Privacy Day, and It's a Mess

| Posted 01.28.2014 | Technology

Target continues to be tangled up in chains due to its December 2013 data breach that current estimates say affected 110 million customers. Target ...

10 More Things Burglars Don't Want You to Know

| Posted 01.30.2014 | Crime

No errand is too short to leave the alarm system turned off. A burglar can invade your home and steal your valuables in a lot less time than it takes you to run the shortest errand.