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Beware of scary WiFi Virus

by Robert Siciliano

Malware-Virus 2

It’s called Chameleon—a computer virus—but maybe it should be called FrankenVirus. You wouldn’t believe what it can do: literally move through the air, as in airborne—like a biological pathogen. … Continue Reading

When Cookies Attack

by Stay Safe Online

Cookie jar

One might think this title is referring to remorse over a late night visit to the cookie jar, resulting in that “stuffed like a turkey” feeling. In that particular situation the solution is effortless (almost), put on tennis shoes and head outside for a few laps around the neighborhood. … Continue Reading

The Guide to Securing Your New Tech Toys

by Robert Siciliano

Multiple Devices

Ho ho ho! It seems that this year, Santa’s sleigh was filled with technology—laptops, smartphones, gaming consoles, etc. Playing with and learning about your new tech toy is fun, but remember to secure your device. It would be a total bummer if your new toy was suddenly compromised by a virus or hacked into. … Continue Reading

Russian Hackers getting rich from your Identity

by Robert Siciliano

cybercrime

Where’s the $$$ at? Selling credit card data. Have you heard of the Russian hacking ring that raked in two and a half billion dollars? Check it out: … Continue Reading

Hacktivism: Justice, or Cyberbullying?

by ITRC

cybercrime

In one scene from last year’s blockbuster film, Now You See Me, an arena full of citizens is delighted when the film’s four heroes publicly drain the bank account of a millionaire whose company denied their insurance claims following Hurricane Katrina. The money magically reappears in the victims’ bank accounts, right before their eyes. … Continue Reading

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