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6 Survival Tips for Being Lost in the Woods

Robert Siciliano | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green
Robert Siciliano

Some may remember the James Kim case out of Oregon in December 2006. Kim inadvertently chose an old logging road while driving home, getting lost in the woods.

Uncle Sam Doesn’t Want You -- He Already Has You

William J. Astore | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
William J. Astore

You've been drafted into the American national security state. That much is evident from Edward Snowden's revelations. Your smartphone? It's a perfect tracking device if the government needs to find you. Your computer? Hackable and trackable. Your server? It's at their service, not yours.

Keeping Tabs on Your Kids

Robert Siciliano | Posted 11.20.2013 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Look, I hear this all the time: "I want to respect my children's privacy, but I also want to keep tabs on them." OK, I get it. Kids need their privacy...

Keeping Myself Contained

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 11.10.2013 | Fifty
Jeffrey Shaffer

During the past few years I've learned not to be alarmed by the sight of my own blood, which is good. What's not so good is how the learning process involves seeing the precious bodily fluid draining out of me more often than I ever expected.

CryptoParties: Digital Self Defense Classes

Brian Penny | Posted 02.27.2013 | Technology
Brian Penny

Digital security is more important than ever as our dependence on computers evolves. While you may not be a technically inclined person, you exist in the internet.

Staying Safe Overseas

Marcello Arrambide | Posted 09.17.2012 | Travel
Marcello Arrambide

Here are some tips to keep in mind in order to not get robbed while traveling overseas

5 Online Security Tips for Valentine's Day

Robert Siciliano | Posted 04.14.2012 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

These scammers are like loneliness relief valves. In a way, they provide a different perspective by making baseless promises that they never intend to fulfill. In the end, victims end up emptying their bank accounts.

Social Media Messages Telling Too Much?

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Siciliano

By now you've heard about a Web site called PleaseRobMe.com. This site is re-posting people's messages, and uses a location-sharing technology to post...