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WiFi World Wide a Big Security Issue

Robert Siciliano | Posted 06.25.2014 | 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 06.13.2014 | 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 06.06.2014 | 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 06.04.2014 | 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.

Leaky WiFi Leaks App Data

Robert Siciliano | Posted 06.03.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Recently a settlement was obtained between 2 companies with the FTC. The charge was that these organizations failed to secure their mobile apps, which...

Huge IE Attack: Will Microsoft fix It in Time while XP Users are Left to the Dogs?

Robert Siciliano | Posted 06.29.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

If you have IE 6 through 11, watch out. There’s a glitch that enables hackers to exploit flaws in these systems. Microsoft is racing to fix this vul...

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...

Small Business Protect Your Wifi

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.06.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

With Wi-Fi, your data is literally in the air, up for grabs by anyone with the right tools. It needs protection from nearby users who may want to free...

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...

Designing Degrees for Digital Gatekeepers

Edward Guiliano, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Edward Guiliano, Ph.D.

In this environment, enter universities that are designing degrees, creating knowledge, framing debates, and developing solutions about pressing issues (before, during, and after they become problems). Take cyber security.

Distance Learning Poses Serious Data Security Issues

Robert Siciliano | Posted 11.16.2013 | College
Robert Siciliano

Distance learning is an increasingly popular option for people seeking higher education whose schedules may not be able to easily accommodate a tradit...

Swearing in for Temp Work at Social Security

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.26.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

I'm now a "special" government employee, looks like my focus will be social media for customer service and online authentication issues. In the phot...

NIST Leads the Charge on Online Authentication

Susan Landau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Susan Landau

It's been a long time coming. After any number of heavy-handed approaches to online identity management, the federal government looks like it is trying a more enlightened approach.

Please, Lord: Don't Put Me Behind a Paywall

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

The idea of registering myself and logging in every time I want to get the weather or a recipe or the random musings of somebody like me... I don't think so.