Author Archive | Robert Siciliano

This dangerous new virus will rob your bank account

The way that cybercriminals distribute malware is ever changing, but some things have stayed the same—such as text message scams and phishing emails. The thing is, many people are now getting wise to these attacks, so cybercriminals are having to come up with new, ingenious scams that will fool us into clicking. These newer scams […]

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Cambridge analytica

Why Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal may be a good thing for users

Facebook has been called out for yet another scandal, but this time, it could be a good thing for consumers. If you’ve been off the grid and missed the news, a quiz app called “thisisyourdigitallife” collected more than 50 million Facebook profiles and then turned the data over to an analytics company, Cambridge Analytica. All […]

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identity theft

Here are all the terrible things a criminal can do with your Social Security number

Identity theft is a serious problem in the US. In 2017 alone, more than 16.7 million people were affected. Most of the time, criminals steal your identity by having access to your Social Security number. What’s worse: you might not even realize what’s happening until it’s too late. There are several ways hackers can get […]

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iPhone X hack

This company claims it can hack your iPhone X

The iPhone X (and 8) is designed with the latest security technology to keep your information private. When the device is locked, only you should be able to unlock it. Though that has always been Apple’s intentions, and the Cupertino-based tech giant has remained adamant that it won’t install a “backdoor” for government agencies to […]

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SIM card scam

How hackers can drain your bank account using the SIM card scam

These days, it’s tough to protect your personal information. Things like your name, date of birth, address, phone number, and of course Social Security number are all at risk, and with our reliance on social media and our willingness to share personal details online, hackers are finding it easier than ever to steal our identities. […]

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