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Keanu Reeves two Intruders in two Days

Robert Siciliano | Posted 10.30.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Keanu Reeves recently had a home intruder: a woman. It was 4:00 am when she got into his home and plopped in a chair. The 40-something nut-job told the movie star she was there to meet with him. He nonchalantly called 911. Police took the woman into custody.

Nude Picture Hacking: It's Not Just Celebrities; It's Your Teenage Daughter, Too

Tom Galvin | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Tom Galvin

What was once a problem for a small group of content creators -- movie studios and record companies -- is now a pain point for all of us. In a digital era where stealing movies or music is met with a shrug, violating the privacy of classmates is just the next logical step.

More Than 1,000 U.S. Retailers May Have Been Hacked

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL and JEFF HORWITZ | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hacker...

Beware of the Lottery Scam

Robert Siciliano | Posted 10.19.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

There's one born every minute. Many scammers use the names of valid lottery organizations, but this doesn't mean the legit entities are involved. The latest con is to tell someone they won a Powerball jackpot while planning on stealing their identity.

Beware of Flight MH17 Facebook Scams

Robert Siciliano | Posted 09.22.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

How low can scammers go? The latest is phony Facebook profiles that use identities of deceased victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 -- claiming th...

How to Prevent Summertime Scams

Robert Siciliano | Posted 09.18.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Summertime is here -- and that means sunshine and vacations. Most people love summertime, including scammers! Hackers can use this time to take advantage while we are planning vacations or on vacation or just enjoying fun in the sun. Here are some key scams to watch out for this summer.

Data Breaches: How To Protect Your Business From Internal Threats

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.20.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

The biggest threat to your data may not come from external hackers. Find out how to guard against intentional or accidental internal cyber breaches. ...

10 Ways You May Get Hacked This Summer

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.14.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Start your summer off securely by avoiding becoming a victim of hackers.

10 Tips to Protect Yourself on Social Networks

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.13.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Yes, social networks are all about staying in touch with friends and family, and sharing events in your life, but perhaps it's too easy to share information?

10 Ways to Help Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.11.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

No one wants to be a victim of identity theft (at least not that I’m aware of). But even though we may say this, our actions don’t always ...

Change Your Password on World Password Day

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.10.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Passwords with less than eight characters are the easiest to crack, especially if they include a proper noun or a word that's in a dictionary. Hackers especially love passwords of all one character. Lose the "ilovedogs" password please.

15 Tips to Prepare for Big and Small Security Threats

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.06.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Businesses that focus on the big security breach may very well be missing the smaller threats that can do serious damage. A human can easily kill a g...

13 Ways Protect Your Credit Cards From Fraud

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.02.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Here are a number of ways you can protect your credit cards from fraud. 1. Keep a sharp eye on your credit card accounts. Read through the purchase...

10 Unbelievable Identity Theft Cases

Robert Siciliano | Posted 06.30.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Here’s a countdown to the most incredible identity theft cases recorded, compiled by guyism.com. Dr. Gerald BarnesGerald Barnbaum lost his pharma...

Beef up Your Firm's Physical Security

Robert Siciliano | Posted 06.28.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Poor security can literally ruin your company - just ask the former Bitcoin giant MtGox. Handling around 70 per cent of the world's Bitcoin trades ...

Electronic Nonsense Sure Makes No Sense

Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.

It is sad, but only if you let it overwhelm you. Electronic gimmicks and outlets are like forbidden, fat-laden food. You have to learn to discipline yourself and consume just enough to satisfy your craving, without causing damage to your physical or mental health.

3 Major Database Companies Hacked

Reuters | Jim Finkle | Posted 11.25.2013 | Technology

BOSTON (Reuters) - Three major U.S. data providers said on Wednesday they were victims of cyber attacks, after a cybersecurity news website linked the...

Microsoft Discloses That It Was Hacked Like Apple And Facebook Were

Reuters | Posted 04.24.2013 | Technology

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Friday a small number of its computers, including some in its Mac software business unit, were infected wit...

Major News Agency Hacked

AP | Posted 10.03.2012 | Technology

LONDON — The Reuters news agency said Friday that one of its websites had been hacked and used to disseminate fake stories about Syria's rebel m...

Yahoo! Hacked: What You Need to Do Now

Shelly Palmer | Posted 09.15.2012 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

On one hand, you want to think that Yahoo! is on top of its own cyber-security. On the other hand, you know its not. So, what do you need to do now?

Did Apple Just Get Hacked?

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.02.2011 | Technology

Hackers have targeted Apple in its latest security attack. The group, AntiSec, posted a message to Twitter on Sunday claiming to have gained access...

Did Apple Just Get Hacked?

wsj.com | IAN SHERR | Posted 09.02.2011 | Technology

A group of computer hackers on Sunday posted a document it claimed contains usernames and passwords for an Apple Inc. server, the latest in a string o...

Kelsey Grammer Does Not Think Camille 'Smells Like Beef Jerkey'

nypost.com | Posted 08.17.2011 | Divorce

A prankster hacked into Kelsey Grammer's personal e-mail account and sent a tasteless message about ex-wife Camille Grammer to his friends and busines...

Hackers Embarrass Security Company

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SAN FRANCISCO — The world's biggest maker of data storage computers on Thursday said that its security division has been hacked, and that the intrud...

Apple App Store Accounts Get Hacked

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

In today's top tech stories, a study by the Royal Military College of Canada notes that any USB connected device can be used to steal data from your computer because most people don't lock down their plug-and-play port.