Author: Robert Siciliano

Robert Siciliano Robert Siciliano is Online Safety Expert for Intel Security. He is an identity theft professional who is committed to informing, educating, and empowering users 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.

A rootkit is a kind of software that conceals malware from standard detection methods. A good analogy for a rootkit would be a burglar breaking into your house. The burglar is dressed all in black, so that his form blends into the darkness. He tiptoes around to hide his sounds so he’s more likely to […]

Smartphones are picking up popularity. You can now access email, social media, and other things from a device that fits in your pocket (most of the time). And, although we hear about breaches and security flaws in the news, it seems like a lot of us don’t think it applies to ourmobile device. Here are […]

Ever hear of a crime called skimming? It may not be as dramatic a crime as assault or Ponzi schemes, but it can cause significant problems to you as your  savings account can be wiped out in a flash. Picture a scrawny nerd tampering with an automated teller machine (ATM)—the machine you use with your […]

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. Luckily, […]

Imagine that you want to pull up a certain file on your computer. You click on the file and suddenly a notice flashes on your screen saying your computer has been compromised and in order to get your files back, you need to pay up some money. This, ladies and gentlemen, is ransomware, a nasty […]