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2010 

I got an email from a colleague today: Subject: “My Facebook account got hacked.” I wonder if you could give me some guidance here - I received the following email from Facebook: ——————————————————————– From: Facebook [XXXXXX@facebook.com] Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 5:58 AM To: XXXXXXXXXXX S...
03/30/2010
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert Not all plastics cards are created equal. The major differences in credit vs. debit is in the protections (or lack of protections) that come along with the fine print. A debit card is connected directly to a person’s bank account and when compromised can dev...
03/30/2010
I don’t care as much about privacy like some people do. My concern is personal security. If I was concerned about people knowing “me” stuff then you wouldn’t be reading this because I’d live in a cave in Wyoming with no Internet and I’d blow glass all day. But personal security is something I dee...
03/30/2010
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert Willie Sutton a famous thief when asked why he robbed banks he was quoted saying, “Because that’s where the money is.” Where’s the money today? Identity Theft! What’s a great way to commit identity theft? Go to jail. Prisons in eight states let convicts work...
03/30/2010
1. Call the cops. Most communities have programs in place where a law enforcement officer will inspect a personal home or apartment and make recommendations based on exiting vulnerabilities. Generally they will make those recommendations within your budget upon request. 2. Install signage. I boug...
03/30/2010
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert “I love that dirty water, oh Boston you’re my home.” Boston Legal, “Cheers,” Boston Bruins, Red Sox, Celtics, Chowda, Lobsta, Pahkin the Cah in Havad Yahd and home to the second worst ranking of cyber crime in America. Lovely! Seems whatever advice I give in...
03/30/2010
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert A few months ago I interviewed a criminal hacker who hacks out of a hut in Ghana stealing data all over the world. He has children ages 9 and 12 and he stated “they hacked all over the world man.” He teaches his kids to hack. It’s not just a lifestyle, it’s ...
03/30/2010
This is precious. An intoxicated 33 year old Pennsylvania man had 2 too many. An apartment resident was sleeping when he felt someone crawl into bed next to him. Thinking it was his girlfriend he called out her name, something like “Honey is that you?” The drunk dude says in a deep male voice “N...
03/30/2010
Leading up to April 15th, I’m going to keep reminding you it’s that time of the year again, yes, Tax Scamming Season. This is when identity thieves come out of the woodwork and steal from good standing Americans who do the right thing and pay their taxes. There are no shortages of bad people look...
03/30/2010
You read that right. While the US government sits high on its perch, snipers are taking aim 60 million times a day. The Senate Security Operations Center alone receives 13.9 million of those attempts per day. The US National Security Agency is probably the most sophisticated group of security hac...
03/30/2010
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