Entries by Robert Siciliano

What it Means to be S.A.F.E. Certified

“A S.A.F.E. Certified Agent can help you decrease susceptibility to crime and ensure you are working with a trained, concerned professional. If your real estate professional holds the S.A.F.E. designation, you can trust that they will provide the skills necessary for a safe and secure transaction.” If YOU know someone who should get S.A.F.E. certified,…

How Smart Speakers Are Exposing Cheaters!

Did you know your home’s smart speaker can land you a divorce? And quickly. The nation’s top security consultants, including myself, agree that smart devices now contain enough of your personal information to know if you’re participating in a secret relationship. Americans are becoming more concerned with the lack of privacy associated with “smart” devices…

The Master List of 2018 Breaches

The Master List of 2018 Breaches 2017 was a record setting year for data breaches, but we might have to call 2018 “The Year of the Breach.” According to Verizon, there have been more than 2200 data breaches across the globe, and about 68 percent of these breaches were not detected for months. This is…

Foreign Bad Actors Hacked Marriott

You have probably heard about the latest major data breach, right? The Starwood hotel chain, which is owned by Marriott, was hacked. More than 500 million people were affected by it, and now, we have learned that a hostile, foreign intelligence service is likely behind it. Most of the data that was compromised is unsurprising,…

Problems for Quora Keep Building

Quora, the popular question-and-answer website, is the latest entity to be affected by a massive data breach. This time, it is estimated that 100 million people could be affected. Adam D’Angelo, CEO of Quora, released a blog post that explained user account information (like email addresses and user names) as well as encrypted passwords and…