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  • 10 Tips to avoid Scams when traveling
    10 Tips to avoid Scams when traveling
    Vacationers and tourists provide a vast feeding ground for all sorts of crooks: from the simple pick-pocketing specialist to the hotel room burglar to the e-thief: credit card skimming and computer crimes. You can even have your identity stolen...
  • Cybercriminals love the holidays
    Don't be a victim to cyber theft during holiday shopping season
    With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday looming, shoppers are thinking about bargains and getting the most for their dollars. They should also be thinking of protecting the dollars they don't spend, as well as their...
  • Visual Hacking is High Tech Shoulder Surfing
    Visual Hacking is High Tech Shoulder Surfing
    A visual hacker can infiltrate you—from the outside in. Quite literally, a person (ranging from a snoop to a cyber criminal) can peer over your shoulder while you’re using your computer or mobile (“shoulder surfing” or ...
  • The Credit Card Fraud Mob Boss
    The Credit Card Fraud Mob Boss
    There once was a guy named Albert Gonzalez who dressed like a woman—but not because he got off on this, but because he wanted to conceal his actual appearance while he used a ream of phony cards to steal money from an ATM in 2003. A cop...
  • 10 Get Smart Home Security Tips
    10 Get Smart Home Security Tips
    The season to give is also the season to steal. Burglars are always looking for great deals—you know—the house that looks like nobody’s ever home; the house that has lots of shrubbery crowding out the doors and windows so that...
  • How The Internet of Things can go very wrong
    How The Internet of Things can go very wrong
    The Internet—one of history’s greatest inventions—is also one of history’s greatest platforms for crime. Here are ways things can go very wrong with the Internet of Things.Med-hacking. Researchers have hacked many medical...
  • 15 tips to Securing your Home for the Holidays
    15 tips to Securing your Home for the Holidays
    You know who really loves that ever-so-annoying “fall back” time change November 1? Burglars. Because it gives them an earlier start on their criminal activities because they love to work in the dark. And burglars get busier as...
  • Ghostface Killah: 36 Seasons
    Ghostface Killah : 36 Seasons
    Tony Starks returns to Staten Island after 9 years, like a man returning home from a war. He wants the company of old friends, to reunite with his girl, to live a quiet life.But New York has other plans for him…To visually flesh out the...
  • What is a Computer Worm?
    What is a Computer Worm?
    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...
  • The Internet
    The Internet
    The future is here, we’re living in it. Science fiction has become science. Everywhere you look you see smartphones, tablets, TV’s and devices that essentially connect us from one part of the world to the other without much delay.The...
  • ‘Tis the Season for the 12 Scams of the Holidays
    ‘Tis the Season for the 12 Scams of the Holidays
    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...
  • Making sense of OpenStack
    Making sense of OpenStack
    Openstack is the latest name in cloud computing, offering an open source platform for infrastructure as a service cloud providers. In just 4 years, Openstack has grown from nothing to include over 17,000 members from 145 countries who have...
  • What is an LG OLED TV? A super-thin home theater from Best Buy
    What is an LG OLED TV? A super-thin curved home theater from Best Buy
    Wow. That’s the first word that came to mind when simply viewing the photos of the LG OLED TV – what Best Buy calls “The Ultimate Display!” – over on their website at LGOLEDatBestbuy.com.It looks super-thin and it is,...
  • Top social media trends for 2015
    Top social media trends for 2015
    A recent article by Jayson DeMers published in Forbes on November 19, 2014, discussed seven social media marketing trends for 2015. You can read the whole article for yourself, but I have picked some of the highlights and offer my opinions about...
  • Feds Perp Social Media Identity Theft
    Feds Perp Social Media Identity Theft
    A federal agent impersonated a woman without her knowledge; he created a Facebook page in a woman named Sondra, and the Justice Department is defending him. In addition, he posted racy photos of her, from her cell phone, to the site. The site was...