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15 tips to Spring Clean Your Digital Security

Robert Siciliano | Posted 04.11.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

As a security analyst for both off-line and online activity, which is personal protection and information security, I’m constantly analyzing my own ...

What It's Like to Recover After an Apartment Break-In

Madeline Wahl | Posted 03.31.2014 | Crime
Madeline Wahl

I came home with my roommates and friends with a sense of foreboding and an apartment door slightly ajar. We turned on the lights and inspected our rooms.

Meeting a Stranger: Safety Tips for Online and In-Person

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

A simple yet comprehensive guide to staying safe when meeting a stranger in person or dealing with one online.

4 People Who Left Home And Returned To Bizarre Nightmares

Cracked | Posted 03.24.2014 | Weird News

Getting your house robbed may suck balls, but you can always take solace in the fact that while a thief took all of your precious shit, at least they ...

Be Your Family's Chief Security Officer

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.23.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

I won't lie: This kind of vigilance requires a lot of thought to get it rolling. It's not second nature to many people, but they can work on that element and improve over time so that it's automatic to put the alarm system on when going to bed.

Privacy Is More Than Locking Your Doors

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.24.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

There are 10 distinct meanings of privacy.

Can Home Invasion of Elderly Cause Heart Attack?

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.18.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

I’m a home security expert and have given many speeches on how to protect your home from an invasion, but one of the topics that doesn’t s...

Protect Your Home without a Gun: Effective Ways

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.04.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Yes, you can protect your home without a gun. Having been in the security industry for many years, I have instructed homeowners on proven ways to prot...

DIY Home Security Automation is easy

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.01.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Take home security seriously—before the break-in. If you’re up for a great DIY project, get going with home security. Reinforce doors. Wh...

Dumb and Dead Criminals making news

Robert Siciliano | Posted 02.28.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Crime doesn’t pay—especially when you can’t read. A man in Chicago spent seven minutes disabling a lock on a local bars door, then k...

L.A. Sheriff's Officer Foils Dispensary Robbers, Cops Say

The 420 Times | Posted 02.19.2014 | Los Angeles
The 420 Times

When sheriff's officials head toward a dispensary, it's usually to seize cash, take cannabis, and padlock the place, unfortunately. But here's one case where an L.A. County Sheriff's Department employee was a medical marijuana hero.

The Ring, or What He Didn't Take

Timothy Braun | Posted 04.15.2014 | Good News
Timothy Braun

Among the scattered fragments of my doorway and the ransacked damage of my home, I found Dusty hiding in the bedroom by the nightstand drawer. I had never been robbed before. I called the police, my homeowners associations and a therapist.

What is an Alarm Duress Code?

Robert Siciliano | Posted 04.11.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Ever consider the idea that a home intruder may force you to turn off your home alarm? Ever think that there's a way you could secretly signal this to the authorities when you turn off the alarm while your captor is watching?

10 More Things Burglars Don't Want You to Know

Robert Siciliano | Posted 04.01.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

No errand is too short to leave the alarm system turned off. A burglar can invade your home and steal your valuables in a lot less time than it takes you to run the shortest errand.

10 Things Burglars Don't Want You to Know

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Burglars would rather keep their dirty little secrets to themselves. But today, Schlage, makers of the grade one Touchscreen Deadbolt, and I are revea...

Home Invasion Results in Child Casualties

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.18.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Two young girls died after a man broke into their second-story Cleveland apartment and set it afire. This was after the man forced the 55-year-old bab...

Teens Trash Million Dollar Mansion

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.13.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

If your home is full of valuables, why not add one more valuable: a home security system? A mansion in La Habra Heights (California) was ransacked by...

Keri Russell's Home Burglarized In Brooklyn

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 12.04.2013 | Celebrity

Talk about terrifying! According to Page Six, Keri Russell awoke around 3 a.m. this morning (Dec. 4) to the frightening realization that she was n...

When O.J. Blames His Lawyer

Joel Cohen | Posted 02.03.2014 | Crime
Joel Cohen

A lawyer is obliged to zealously stand behind and maintain the confidences of his client (or former client). But not when the client, with nothing left to lose, is willing to throw caution to the wind and take the lawyer down in his place.

Family Of Robbery Suspect Outraged At Good Samaritan Who Shot Him

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 11.22.2013 | Crime

The family members of a robbery suspect that held a store employee at gunpoint in Alabama are lashing out at the Good Samaritan who shot him and stopp...

Six Teens Arrested After Alleged Train Rampage

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.15.2013 | New York

Six teenagers were arrested and charged with gang assault and robbery early Sunday morning after taking part in an alleged rampage through a Hoboken-b...

WATCH: Robber Thrown Out Window

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 09.04.2013 | Weird News

Video of an alleged robbery out of Brazil that's been spreading online has a rather... unusual ending. Click play above and wait for it... wait for it...

Protecting Your Goods While Traveling

Adam Pervez | Posted 10.09.2013 | Travel
Adam Pervez

We've all heard the horror stories from friends and fellow travelers you meet on the road. Some involve falling asleep and the waking up with missing gear. Others involve being held up at gunpoint. Sometimes it's just a good, old-fashioned pickpocket.

WATCH: Thief Makes Off With Flock Of Seagulls' Van

Posted 07.23.2013 | Weird News

A thief ran (so far away) after robbing $70,000 worth of equipment from '80s new-wave band Flock of Seagulls. Frontman Mike Score told the Los Ange...

I'm With Stupid: Get Your Minds and Bodies Out of the Toilet

Todd Hartley | Posted 09.11.2013 | Weird News
Todd Hartley

I know that part of the joy of sex is freedom of expression -- and I think it's great when people want to try new things -- but a few of you have been embarrassing our gender these past couple of weeks.