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2009 

Identity Theft Expert Robert Siciliano You’re traveling on business or vacation and you log into a public terminal to check email. You enter your credentials and then answer a few emails, delete some spam and fire a note off to a colleague at work. You log out and think nothing of it.  Meanwhile ...
Posted over 4 years ago
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert Jason Truxel was denied a mortgage because of bad credit. He had no idea that his credit scores were low, so he pulled his credit reports. He discovered a tremendous amount of debt, and accounts he had never opened. One such account showed that a credit car...
Posted over 4 years ago
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert Computerworld does a great job of aligning the childhood arcade game of Whac-A-Mole and information security. “If you’ve ever played the silly, maddening game known as “Whac-A-Mole,” you know what futility feels like. As you smack one mole with the mallet, u...
Posted over 4 years ago
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert Privacy issues and identity theft in social media are a growing concern. Most people who post their personal information about themselves do not recognize the potential consequences of their actions, or maybe they simply don’t care if their entire life is a...
Posted over 4 years ago
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert There’s a lot of excessive trust in the Facebook world. People have entirely dropped their sense of cynicism when logged on. They have no reason to distrust. People who are your “Friends” are generally those who you “know, like and trust”. In this world, you...
Posted over 4 years ago
Robert Siciliano identity theft expert I recently appeared on Fox and Friends to discuss email hacking. Dave Briggs, a FOX & Friends Weekend co-host, lost access to his Hotmail email account when hackers were able to guess either his password or his qualifying question. (He admitted that his pas...
Posted over 4 years ago
Identity Theft Expert Robert Siciliano “Misty Buttons” just started following me on Twitter. She’s curvaceous, bodacious and isn’t getting her needs met. Apparently, she needs me to meet those needs. It is, of course, a tempting offer that someone, somewhere may accept. But I’m going to pass. Twi...
Posted almost 5 years ago
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert A spate of recent news reports highlight growing ATM fraud. Law enforcement in New York City reported a gang had stolen $500,000 from bank accounts via ATM skimming. They installed cameras and skimming devices on the machines, and recorded the magnetic strip...
Posted almost 5 years ago
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert The state of New York, Office of the Attorney General plans to sue the social-networking site Tagged.com for allegedly using deceptive e-mails in order to gain new users. It is alleged that the social-networking service stole the identities of more than 60 m...
Posted almost 5 years ago
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert Since the beginning of the presidential campaign, Sarah Palin has used Twitter and Facebook to communicate with the public. Impostors have taken every opportunity to jack her persona, even hacking into her personal email account. Now, hackers and impostors a...
Posted almost 5 years ago
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