Posts Tagged 'identity theft'

Starting college marks the first of many adulting firsts — first dorm room, first roommate, first no-curfew-on-a-school-night — indeed, there are so many mind-blowing firsts to celebrate and enjoy. Unfortunately, going from mom and dad’s house to your own domain with new tech habits also opens up your personal information. So, along with Freshman English and […]

Last week I went to one of the few places hotter than it is here in Texas: Las Vegas.  Every year, the security industry gathers together for a week of education, demonstration and socialization at Black Hat, DefCon and BSides.  A lot of people in the industry use these conferences as a time to reveal […]

Motivated by money, cybercriminals are always chasing where it goes. That greed has now led them to where transactions are most concentrated: point-of-sales systems. These types of attacks have been prominent in the news lately, with the cases of Wendy’s and Omni Hotels. But today, we have news of criminals going one step further—infiltrating Oracle’s […]

If there’s one reason why classic James Bond films are so widely enjoyed, it’s because of the unbeatable gadgets. From complex and indescribable to common and crafty, Bond gadgets always capture the audience’s imagination. In fact, some Bond gadgets were so powerful in concept that they became real, everyday objects. Fingerprint readers and cameras are […]

I write about family safety for several reasons, one of which, is that I’ve experienced a few digital disasters first hand and hope by sharing, I can somehow help others. A few of my own personal tech collisions: I’ve had my identity stolen, I’ve been hacked, and one of the most painful—our family had a password stolen […]