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2009 

Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert Every day new reports of another flaw and another breach. Today we learn attacks rise 33 percent. I’m not surprised. Credit card details of 19,000 Brits have been found on a cached Google page, where they had been accidentally published by fraudsters. Silly ...
03/31/2009
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Speaker News of Conficker out of control then under control is everywhere. 60 minutes reports on everything we have discussed in these posts. Main stream media has recognized the Internet has a cancerous virus and is infected. Criminal hackers are creating viruses ...
03/30/2009
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert Every so often the good guys win one. Here they caught a big fish. At age 19, an Israeli criminal hacker named Ehud Tenebaum made news as “The Analyzer,” (a great tag for a criminal hacker) after he cracked and penetrated the Pentagon, NASA and even Hamas co...
03/26/2009
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert Update your virus definitions and make sure your operating system has the latest critical security patches. Conficker worm is coming. So far this year it is estimated that somewhere between 3 and 12 million computers have been compromised by the “Conficker”...
03/26/2009
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert If one could have a favorite scam, for me it would be “scareware.” My reasoning for this is thats it’s one of the few scams that actually gets through to me. My defenses are pretty good, but I still see scareware. They’ve even taken my blog posts and used my...
03/25/2009
Identity Theft Expert Robert Siciliano There is just no end to the vulnerabilities that computer users face. SQL injection. SQL is abbreviation of Structured Query Language. Pronounced ”Ess Que El” or ”Sequel” depending on who you ask. IBM Internet Security Systems discovered 50% more web pages i...
03/23/2009
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Speaker Payment processor data breaches have dominated the news. A recent study says that may change. Study says small to medium businesses are the criminal hackers new target. This should come as no surprise as large enterprise networks have become hardened. Over ...
03/20/2009
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert Every week we learn of a new hack, another breach, credit cards stolen and another identity theft victim. Many have blamed the bad guy or criminal hackers for all the problems we have in the security world. And while the bad guy is certainly a problem, they ...
03/19/2009
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert I know all about you, but you dont know me. You might read about me, see me on TV or even follow my advice. But you dont really know me. I dont really care either way. I'm better than you and I will take from you. How? I don’t have a job. I’m essentially un...
03/18/2009
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert If you are smart enough to be here online, you probably took the neccesary steps to secure your brands online domain. But what if you haven't? What if someone else did it for you with bad intentions? Do you own your name? Your kids names? Cybersquating is t...
03/17/2009
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