Author Archive | Robert Siciliano

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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Avoid hackers online shopping

10 essential tips to avoid getting hacked when shopping online

We all shop online. It’s convenient, it’s easy, and for the most part, it’s hassle-free. However, hackers are ever present, and online shoppers are an easy target when looking to steal credit card numbers and passwords. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to secure your online devices: Buy from real online addresses Sites […]

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Robocalls

Here’s how to finally stop robocalls

No one likes robocalls. In fact, they suck. So here are a few tips to help you get rid of them once and for all. Robocalls are those pre-recorded telemarketing calls that always seem to come at the most inopportune times. We may think of robocalls as nothing more than a general annoyance, but they […]

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Facebook's Onavo VPN

Facebook’s new “Protect” feature is actually a type of spyware

There’s a new button on your iOS Facebook app called “Protect.” If you click it, under the “Explore” section, you’ll be taken to the app store and told to download Facebook’s own VPN service, called Onavo. If you’re concerned about protecting your online privacy—and you should be—this may seem like a great idea. But beware, […]

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webcam spying

Feeling watched? How hackers can use your webcam to spy on you

Do you often feel like somebody’s watching? You might want to trust that instinct, especially if you have a computer at home or work. Malware and virus technology allows a hacker to view you right through the camera on your computer. This is called a RAT, standing for “Remote Access Trojans.” Malware on infected devices […]

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