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Friday, November 24, 2017

After Equifax, Is Getting Rid of Social Security Numbers a Good Idea?

After the Equifax data breach and so many other data breaches in the past year alone, it’s enough to make you squeamish every time you use your social security...

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Krack WiFi Attack Sacks WPA2 Encryption - YouTube Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Speaker and Expert discusses Krack WiFi Attack Sacks WPA2 Encryption for @HotspotShield

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Protect Your Identity From Holiday Charity Scams

During the holidays, it is common for people to donate money to people who are less fortunate. But beware of these holiday scammers.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017

School Districts Data Hacked and Held For Ransom - YouTube Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert discusses School Districts Data Hacked and Held For Ransom for @HotspotShield

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Australian Defense Contractor Hacked With US Military Data - YouTube Robert Siciliano Identity Theft Expert discuses Australian Defense Contractor Hacked With US Military Data for @HotspotShield

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Wanted: An Alternative to the SSN

White House Cyber Coordinator Rob Joyce is calling for replacements to the Social Security numbering system. Here's what you need to know.

Monday, November 13, 2017

3 Tips to Reduce Cybersecurity Gaps | CSO Online

CSO offers the latest information and best practices on business continuity and data protection, best practices for prevention of social engineering scams, malware and breaches, and tips and advice abut security careers and leadership.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Social Security Number Scams to Steal Your Identity

Following the recent massive hack of Equifax, experts are now warning consumers about the possibility of fake calls, texts, emails, and social media.

Monday, November 06, 2017

Wanted from Small Business: Free, Fast, Secure WiFi | PCWorld

Reaching out to wireless influencers, we discovered three main areas or focus for business owners who offer, or want to offer free WiFi: security, speed and management. Here’s what they had to say.

Dating apps — and safety – Campus News

In this new device-obsessed culture, it seems only natural that people are making love connections (or at least trying to) over their iPhones, iPads or Androids. Safety issues are an increasing concern, but first here’s a roundup of a few popular applications:

Saturday, November 04, 2017

10 Ways to Secure Your Identity for Free - TheStreet

With the massive Equifax data breach still firmly entrenched in the minds of U.S. adults, the pendulum is swinging higher toward identity protection. Here are ten ways to cover your six.

Friday, November 03, 2017

How to protect yourself from online identity theft

A tech expert says identity theft is a major concern for internet users this comes amid reports that the personal information of 30-million South Africans has been leaked.

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Beware, online identity thieves are getting smarter – Punch Newspapers

You have known that you should not fall for those emails that promise your share of an inheritance if only you will send over your banking informat...

Friday, October 27, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Cyber Security Awareness Month - The online threats you need to know about now

Every October has been set aside as National Cyber Security Awareness Month - a public service campaign to educate people about risks to their online privacy. This year's campaign is especially pressing with the recent cyberattacks on Equifax, the DNC and more. Cyber security awareness is at an all-time high. In this Komando on Demand podcast, I’ll tell you about major online threats that you need to know about, and how to protect your personal information from hackers.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

10-Step Guide to Recover After Your Social Security Number Is Stolen | GOBankingRates

Over 15 million Americans were identity theft victims in 2016, and that number could skyrocket in the wake of the recent Equifax data breach. The Equifax hack compromised over 145 million...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

10 Real Estate Scams That You Need To Avoid Today | Scam Detector

Residential real estate tips and home buying scams that you want to know about: from mortgage closing date fraud and arc fault breakers to real estate news and fake lawyers - all exposed here.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Is Your Data Safe With a Robo Advisor?

Affordability and digital know-how are steering more and more investors to robo advisors, and that can mean good or bad news for financial consumers.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

How to Prevent Identity Theft After Equifax | Reader's Digest

We've outlined what you need to know and do to protect yourself and your personal information from identity theft going forward after the Equifax breach.

Protect yourself against a debit card cloning ring for Hotspot Shield VPN - YouTube Personal Security and Identity Theft Speaker ROBERT SICILIANO How to protect yourself against a debit card cloning ring for @Hots...

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Equifax Breach leads to another 2.5 Million Victims totaling over 145 Mil. - YouTube Robert Siciliano identity theft expert and speaker discusses Equifax Breach leads to another 2.5 Million Victims totaling over 14...

Protect yourself from WannaCry virus - YouTube Robert Siciliano discusses how to Protect yourself from WannaCry virus for @HotspotShield

Friday, October 20, 2017

Millions of Consumers May Have Been Impacted by Equifax Breach, says Parker Waichman - newkerala news #276520

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y: Parker Waichman LLP, a national personal injury law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by data breaches and other types of consumer fraud notes that, according to a September 10, 2017 NBC News Report, that the massive Equifax cyber breach impacting at least 143 million consumers, may have exposed about half of the U.S. population. Equifax is one of the largest United States reporting agencies. (

WannaCry Ransomware Protect Yourself - YouTube

Robert Siciliano Identity theft expert discusses WannaCry Ransomware And how to Protect Yourself for @HotspotShield

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Are You Doing All You Can to Protect Your Confidential Documents? | CSO Online

That’s the question we posed to members of the IDG Influencer Network. Their consensus: secure printing is more critical now than ever before.

Protect yourself from WannaCry virus

World Insight on Twitter: "How bad is #ransomwareWannaCry $ what can we do against them? @RobertSiciliano @HotspotShield & Ernest McDuffie from Global McDuffie join in"

Friday, October 13, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Why Does It Take Companies So Long to Admit a Hack?

Ever wonder why it takes companies so long to tell the public about a cyber security incident?

Should You Use Social Media Money Transfers For Client Payments? - Due

For freelancers and small business owners there’s a plethora of options when accepting payments from clients. One of the newer, and more interesting, options are social media payments. But, should you accept these social media money transfers from your clients? Money Transfers Through Social Media There’s no shortage of peer-to-peer payments options using social media. […]

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Monday, October 09, 2017

How Equifax Can Get Hacked Multiple Times, Lose Over 143 Million Records and Still Make a Profit

Equifax has had a busy year. In the span of a few months, they have had three separate data breaches, waited until executives dumped millions in stock before

Cyber Security - NBC Boston

Personal security and identity theft expert with hotspot Sheild, Robert Siciliano shows us cyber safety tips for stalkers, bullying, exploitation and harrassment.