Password Management and Physical Authentication

There is no longer any validity to the belief that you can “set-and-forget” anything, especially usernames and passwords.  When the New York Times broke the story of a Russian crime syndicate that collected 1.2 billion username and password combination by...

FBI and Secret Service Investigating Bank Cyberattacks

It was only earlier this week news surfaced that JPMorgan customers were being targeted in a broad e-mail phishing campaign. The campaign attempted (to an unknown degree of success) to collect credentials for that bank and also infect PCs with a virus for stealing...

Free WiFi – A Potentially Dangerous Amenity

If you’re like most people, you don’t think twice when you go into a public place like Starbucks with your laptop and jump on to the free wireless connection to do a little work.  Free WiFi is a godsend when you’re waiting for your flight at the...

Everyone Loves Tax Season, Especially ID Thieves

Looking forward to getting a fat tax refund check? File early and make sure you beat identity thieves to the punch. Hijacking tax returns is a growing business model for criminals who obtain social security numbers and falsify W-2 forms. Anyone who has had electronic...