Cars and Cybersecurity: Emerging Concerns

by Debra N. Diener J.D. CIPP G


Car manufacturers are creating more sophisticated electronic systems for their models every year. Consumers benefit from advances such as GPS. Yet these advances are also raising new concerns about whether some of the systems could be hacked or create privacy risks. … Continue Reading

What is a Remote Administration Tool (RAT)?

by Robert Siciliano


Ever felt like your computer was possessed? Or that you aren’t the only one using your tablet? I think I smell a rat. Literally, a RAT. … Continue Reading

Does your app know where you are?

by Federal Trade Commission

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Who knows where you are right now? The apps on your smartphone might — even if you’re not using them.
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SSN and Its Afterlife

by Robert Siciliano

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What’s one billion? That’s about the number of possible permutations of the Social Security number. Which begs the question: What happens to an SSN when someone kicks the bucket? … Continue Reading

Results of Consumer Data Privacy Survey Reveal Critical Need for All Digital Citizens to Participate in Data Privacy Day

by Stay Safe Online


Today, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) launches Data Privacy Day with the release of “Perceptions of Privacy Online and in the Digitally Connected World,” an extensive, national, two-phase survey of American adults analyzing consumer perceptions of online privacy as well as the need for companies to implement strong data stewardship. … Continue Reading

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