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

One man’s trash is another man’s new identity? Yes, because that “junk mail” you toss in the garbage contains valuable data about yourself. A crook bent on identity theft can potentially have a field day with your discarded pre-approved credit card applications, bank statements, etc. Using a paper shredder before throwing out letters and documents […]

I’m sure you’ve heard the news about Heartbleed by now (unless you’re in vacation wonderland and have taken a tech break). This is a serious vulnerability in the core of the Internet and is something we all should be concerned about. Heartbleed is a kink in encryption software, discovered by security researchers. It is a […]

As part of your overall personal data security, you should make sure you are using secure Wi-Fi connections for privacy of your transmissions, and to control who (or what devices) have access to use your Wi-Fi connection. An unprotected wireless network (or Wi-Fi connection) and can expose you to risk as hackers can use this […]

“Cookiejacking” may sound like someone taking a bite out of that delicious chocolate chip cookie you were planning to have after lunch, but it is actually an online security risk that could lead to your personal information falling into the hands of a cybercriminal. But to understand this risk, you first need to know about […]

Spring is fast approaching, which means that spring break and college graduation are not too far away. Things could get ugly if your friends take photos of you acting foolish and then post them online for everyone to see. Whether you’re searching for your next career move or are on the verge of graduation and […]