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What Is Wardriving?

Robert Siciliano | Posted 09.04.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Wireless networks have certainly brought a lot of convenience to our lives, allowing us to work and surf from almost anywhere. But unfortunately, wireless connectivity has also brought convenience to hackers, giving them the opportunity to capture all data we type into our connected computers and devices through the air.

WiFi World Wide a Big Security Issue

Robert Siciliano | Posted 08.25.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

What usually happens is that the criminals establish Wi-Fi hotspots that trick people into thinking they are legitimate public Wi-Fi locations -- people take the bait and log on.

Protect Your Cards from Multiple Kinds of Skimmers

Robert Siciliano | Posted 08.12.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

PIN may sometimes stand for pilfered identification number if a hacker gets yours. And it's easier than ever for thieves to get your PIN from an ATM, coming up with clever ways to beat security technology.

10 Ways To Protect Your Gmail Account

Robert Siciliano | Posted 08.06.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Protecting your Gmail account means you must activate some tools that Google offers, and you must increase your scam savvy intelligence in order to spot phishing scams. If you do both, you can have a very well-protected Gmail account.

15 Tips to Protect Your Digital Life

Robert Siciliano | Posted 08.04.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

How much of "you" is stored inside your smartphone? For some of you, the answer will be "My entire life." And that's practically true. For many, all sorts of highly private, sensitive information, including photos, are stored in that little device called a smartphone.

7 Lies You tell Yourself about Your Wifi

Robert Siciliano | Posted 06.04.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

…think again, even if most of your wireless network activities revolve around your personal and family life. There are seven lies about wireless pro...

10 Simple Tips to Bank Safely Online

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.28.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

One of the issues I'm passionate about, as an online-security analyst, is that of banking safely online; so I recommend the following simple tips to h...

WiFi Security Truths and Falsehoods

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.14.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Security truths evolve -- meaning, they change, and you must keep up with this, particularly with wireless security. Advice for wireless security can quickly become outdated. There are actually three big wireless security myths swirling around.

Using Your Mobile to Protect You From criminals

Robert Siciliano | Posted 04.12.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

The Good: Your mobile phone number is almost as good as your fingerprint: very unique to you, and as a second factor authentication device via text m...

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

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.30.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

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

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

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.25.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

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

4 Ways to Share Paid Hotspots

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.11.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

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...

11 Ways to Prevent Your Email From Getting Hacked

Robert Siciliano | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

You may think your password is unique because it's a jumble of characters, but it may not be very strong simply because it's not long enough. The longer that uniqueness, the more uncrackable the password will be.

Hackproof your Facebook account

Robert Siciliano | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

With over one billion people connected to Facebook, we have to assume that many of them are criminals. (Criminals are people with friends too!) But th...

School WiFi Often Open and Insecure

Robert Siciliano | Posted 02.13.2014 | Education
Robert Siciliano

Many elementary, middle and high schools are offering WiFi, and of course colleges and universities provide it as well. Some provide the networks ...

5 Rules For Using Coffee Shop WiFi

Robert Siciliano | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

In order to compete with the likes of the chain coffee shops and now fast food joints, just about every coffee shop or small restaurant is supplying i...

New Smartphone Owner? Pay attention

Robert Siciliano | Posted 11.30.2013 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Recent reports show smartphones are outselling dumbphones for the first time ever. Dumbphones are actually called feature phones, which is odd because...

What is Mobile Banking? Is it Safe?

Robert Siciliano | Posted 09.24.2013 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Mobile banking (mBanking) or text (SMS) banking refers to online banking that occurs via mobile phone rather than via a PC (online banking). The earli...

Web Privacy: Consumers Have More Control Than They Think

David Gorodyansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Gorodyansky

Instead of waiting for federal regulators to safeguard their online privacy, millions of Americans are now beginning to take matters into their own hands.