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

In the U.S. it’s Thanksgiving week and that means after Thursday, the holiday season will be in full force. Not only is it time to bring out the tinsel while jamming out to Michael Bublé’s holiday CD (I can finally listen to all the holiday music I want without judgment), it’s also time to buckle […]

Worms. Most of us probably think of them as those squirmy invertebrates we dissected as a kid or found on the sidewalk after a storm. You might have used them as bait for fishing (not phishing), to pull a prank or have even eaten them (no judgment). Whether you like worms or not, there’s one […]

Fa la la la la, la la la la. Yes that’s me singing, but thank goodness you can’t really hear me (I save that for the shower). If you can believe it, it’s that time of the year again (even though it seems like we just finished Halloween). Time for holiday parties, family traditions, ugly […]

Did you have a great Halloween? I loaded up on lots of delicious trick or treat candy to last me at least until all the Christmas treats appear. But Halloween is over and it’s time to switch out the ghouls, pumpkins and tombstones for string lights, Christmas trees, and tinsel.  Yes, I know I skipped […]

One of history’s great literary classics is Homer’s Iliad, which tells the story of the Trojan horse—the wooden horse that the Greeks hid in to enter the city of Troy and take it over. Two thousand and some odd years later, hackers use a digital Trojan horse to hide malicious files in seemingly harmless files […]