NextAdvisor Blog - Identity Theft Expert Speaker Robert Siciliano

Seven ways to combat scareware

Robert Siciliano is a NextAdvisor.com Expert Guest Blogger You may have seen this before, it goes like this: a pop-up pops and it looks like a window on your PC. Next thing a scan begins. It often grabs a screenshot of your “My Computer” window mimicking your
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Identity theft consumer education is paramount

Robert Siciliano is a NextAdvisor.com Expert Guest Blogger Credit card companies, banks, financial advisors, retailers, hospitals, insurance companies, and just about every other industry and organization that deals with finances has been affected by identity theft. All these entities have to deal with fraud at some level.
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Log out, log out, I repeat: LOG OUT

Robert Siciliano is a NextAdvisor.com Expert Guest Blogger One of the most common yet underreported causes of data breaches is users’ failure to properly log out of public PCs. Is your work computer accessible to others, perhaps after business hours? How about your home computer? Does its
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Mortgage fraud and identity theft: like chocolate and peanut butter

Robert Siciliano is a NextAdvisor.com Expert Guest Blogger You don't need to own a house to become a victim of mortgage fraud. Heck, you don't even need to be older than three to be a victim. As long as the thief has a Social Security number, they
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Giving your credit card to a hotel? Watch your statements

Robert Siciliano is a NextAdvisor.com Expert Guest Blogger Personally, I don’t particularly enjoy staying in hotels. Sure, after a long day of travel, the hotel is a relief, but in most cases, I’d much rather sleep in my own bed. Criminal hackers, on the other hand, love
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Credit card data breaches cost big bucks

Robert Siciliano is a NextAdvisor.com Expert Guest Blogger Javelin Strategy & Research "estimates that credit and debit card issuers spent $252.7 million in 2009 replacing more than 70 million cards compromised by data breaches." In 2009, "an estimated 39 million debit cards and 33.3 million credit cards
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Replacing stolen passports and credit cards

Robert Siciliano is a NextAdvisor.com Expert Guest Blogger Travel season is upon us. Summertime is all about exploring new and exciting places. It’s the season of planes, trains, automobiles and… criminals. When you are out of your element and unsure of your surroundings, you are at a
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Watching out for criminal hacks

Robert Siciliano is a NextAdvisor.com Expert Guest Blogger We use the web to search out tons of information, to shop online and to connect with friends and family. And in the process criminals are trying to whack us over the head and steal from us. And they’ve
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Facebooks New (and only) Security Feature

Robert Siciliano is a NextAdvisor.com Expert Guest Blogger So maybe you used a public PC to log into your Facebook account and you hit a button that saved your login credentials. Or maybe you received an email from what you thought was Facebook and you plugged in
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Top 10 jobs for criminal hackers

Robert Siciliano is a NextAdvisor.com Expert Guest Blogger So you wanna go to the dark side? You’ve been hearing all about this hacking thing and you’d like to impress your girlfriend and show her how you can hack into corporate databases, eh? Well, chances are better than
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