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2009 

Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert Do an online search for “fake ids” and you’ll be amazed to discover how easy it can be to obtain an ID allowing you to pose as someone else. Or how easy it can be for someone else to obtain an ID that will allow him or her to pose as you. Some websites peddl...
12/29/2009
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert The wild, wild web never ceases to amaze me. My daily routine includes a tremendous amount of research, keeping me on top of what’s new in information and personal security. Every day, I spend about three hours simply “consuming” information via news alerts,...
12/29/2009
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert The FBI considers the cyber threat against our nation to be one of the greatest concerns of the 21st century. Steven R. Chabinsky is deputy assistant director of the cyber division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This article is sourced from GovInfoS...
12/28/2009
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert President Obama has chimed in with a directive to review the nations cyber security as it relates to security and our critical infrastructures. CNN recently reported about the “U.S. Cyber Challenge” to find and develop 10,000 cybersecurity specialists to hel...
12/27/2009
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert Robbery as defined in Wikipedia is the crime of seizing property through violence or intimidation. At common law, robbery is defined as taking the property of another, with the intent to permanently deprive the person of that property, by means of force or ...
12/27/2009
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert It started simply by hacking 7-Elevens public website using a SQL injection. SQL is abbreviation of Structured Query Language. Pronounced ”Ess Que El” or ”Sequel” depending on who you ask. This led to 7 elevens main servers compromised which led to ATMs with...
12/27/2009
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert It doesn’t matter where, when or who, a burglar will go where there is easy access and easy money, or goods to be resold. The Miami Herald reports a burglar has holy targets for his unholy acts. Targeting synagogues, churches and a Jehovah’s Witnesses hall i...
12/25/2009
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert Scammers often set up pages on auction sites during the holiday season. Consumers should be aware of deals that are obviously too good to be true. Most too good to be true online deals bite unsophisticated shoppers or “newbies” to the online auction world. ...
12/25/2009
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert Being a “Siciliano” and having roots in Italy, namely Sicily, the little island at the bottom of the boot, we have a tradition where we celebrate “the vigil” (La Vigilia), with a Feast of the Seven Fishes (festa dei sette pesci). It’s a day of cooking, eatin...
12/22/2009
Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert Apparently I raised a hackle or two. Seems my little stunt got the attention of industry insiders, and not all of them believe that I bought a used ATM on Craigslist, which turned out to contain thousands of credit card numbers. Well, it did actually happen,...
12/22/2009
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