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Robert Siciliano

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.

10 Christmas Tree Safety Tips

Robert Siciliano | Posted 02.17.2014 | Parents
Robert Siciliano

My friends at Schlage want you to have a safe holiday season. Did you know that Christmas trees can kill? Not by falling on you, but by burning down y...

What Is a Data Breach and How Do I Protect Myself?

Robert Siciliano | Posted 02.14.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

When protected, sensitive or confidential data is accessed or used by someone without authority, this is a data breach. This can involve any kind of d...

Home Invaders Caught on Resident's Surveillance Video

Robert Siciliano | Posted 09.10.2013 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Video rules! I have 15 cameras in and around my house designed to keep me informed of who, what, when and where, 24/7/365. I see my cams on my iPhone,...

10 Ways to Prevent an Abduction

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.13.2013 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

The old-school training a lot of us received early on was, "Don't talk to strangers" -- as if strangers were the dangerous ones.

Burglaries Often Happen When People Are Home

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.03.2013 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Once a home is burgled, people lose their sense of security and try to gain it back through the installation of an alarm system. A home alarm system can certainly provide security, but people who are victimized in this way often face years of emotional aftershocks.

The Social Media Identity Theft of a School Director Via Twitter

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.30.2013 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

We've seen this before and it never ends good. This time it's resulting in an identity theft charge  for Ira Trey Quesenberry III, an 18-year-old stu...

Skimming, Identity Theft and How Online Business Defend Against Cybercrime

Robert Siciliano | Posted 02.20.2013 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Security and flushing out the bad guys begins with understanding the web of associations between related devices, which helps businesses identify and shut down entire fraud rings. Lastly, online businesses run their highly-customized business rules as the transaction or activity is attempted.

Craigslist ATM I Bought Causes Industry Stir

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Siciliano

I bought a used ATM on Craigslist, which turned out to contain thousands of credit card numbers. I can't buy an old credit card off eBay, but I can buy an ATM?