Author: Robert Siciliano

Robert Siciliano Online Security and Safety Evangelist to McAfee Robert is an identity theft expert who is committed to informing, educating, and empowering Americans so they can be protected from crime in the physical and virtual worlds. He entered the world of helping protect identities after his small business received its first fraudulent credit card. In the late 90s, he witnessed the exploding growth of identity theft fueled by Internet access to information, the speed of technology outpacing security and a fundamentally flawed system of identification. For more than 20 years, Robert has been researching and keeping in tune with all aspects of security by staying on top of what is new in the world of both online and offline security. According to Robert, there always has been, there is now and there will always be a criminal predatory element stalking their next victim. Being proactive and knowing your options are essential. Twitter: @RobertSiciliano Email: robert@robertsiciliano.com Learn more: www.mcafee.com/advice and www.mcafee.com/livesafe

Hang ten, dude! It’s summertime and surfers are taking to the ocean to go catch some gnarly waves. Experienced surfers know that there are dangers out in the water and are trained to look out for them. These dangers include rip currents, shallow water, and of course, sharks. Just like there are dangers in the […]

If you feel like you are starting to get the flu, going to the doctor’s office can get you some medicine and get you on the road to recovery. But, there’s no pill or surgery that can protect you from medical identity theft—which can kill you. Literally. The thief who steals your identity doesn’t mean […]

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman! Yes, this superhero might be the epitome of courage, justice, and strength, but he might also be the biggest threat to you online. We’ve entered a new age of superheroes. No longer are they just pictures in a comic book. They are now accessible on computers, game […]

Summertime is upon us…and that means sunshine and vacations. Most people love summertime, including scammers! Hackers can use this time to take advantage while we are planning vacations or on vacation or just enjoying fun in the sun. Here are some key scams to watch out for this summer: Family or Friend Requests Money You […]

If you’ve ever seen a movie where the bad guys are using ongoing, invasive hacking to spy on their “enemy,” you have some familiarity with an advanced persistent threat (APT). This term usually refers to an attack carried out by a group that targets a specific entity using malware and other sophisticated techniques to exploit […]