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Image via Flickr user Marjan Krebelj Lately we’ve been inundated with headlines of identity theft, hacked financial institutions, and general digital insecurity. It’s enough to ask why software developers can’t create the perfect code; code without vulnerabilities or room for … Continue reading

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Image courtesy of Flickr user Sam Howzit Just like that, almost 80 million PlayStation owners became victims of one of the biggest cases of data theft ever.  The data robbery occurred between April 17th and 19th, and Sony had to … Continue reading

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Internet access is like a window — you can see out but other people can also see in. If your information isn’t protected, your computer may be accessible to the criminals and hooligans of the online underworld. Since an ounce … Continue reading

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How much is your identity worth, or at least a small portion of it? Your email username and password, particularly if you are one of many who use Google’s Gmail, are more valuable than you might think, but remain a … Continue reading

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Have you ever accepted a random friend request on Facebook? Maybe from someone who looks a little bit familiar but you can’t quite place, or someone who is a friend of a friend, or even just someone who looks potentially … Continue reading

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As we choose to reveal more and more personal information to others via blogs, social networks, and email, privacy concerns are of paramount importance. Although most of us simply don’t want our personal lives to intersect with our professional lives, … Continue reading

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In a previous post, the concept of spear-phishing was introduced. Its more common relative, phishing, is one of the most notorious online security threats. Phishing refers to an attempt by a hacker to obtain confidential information about a user through … Continue reading

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Cybercriminals these days are not merely hackers looking to tap into your email account; they have evolved into sophisticated crooks who take advantage of any opportunity to set their traps. Not surprisingly, major global events, such as the Olympics or … Continue reading

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Open up the wireless network manager on your laptop and chances are you’ll come across a string of available networks, most secured, but a couple not. In a pinch—you just need to check your email really quickly—you might select one … Continue reading

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The ease of online shopping makes it an alluring option for any consumer. Why fight the crowds and lines of busy stores when you can purchase your desired product with just a few simple clicks? Yet, sending your sensitive payment … Continue reading

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These days, bank robbers are no longer cloaked in the guise of Bonnie & Clyde, traipsing through bank vaults with machine guns. Bank robbers are faceless, stealthy criminals spread around the world accessing bank accounts through the web and siphoning … Continue reading

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Whether looking for a great restaurant in your neighborhood or researching your next vacation, going online is quickly becoming the easiest way to find anything for which you might be looking. A company’s online reputation, therefore, is crucial to maintaining … Continue reading

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…John Schiefer is pleading guilty to four federal charges related to fraud and wiretapping. Mr. Schiefer is only 26 years old: Los Angeles hacker to plead guilty to infecting 250,000 computers to steal identities One of the awful things about … Continue reading

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