Entries by Robert Siciliano

8 Scams That go Beyond Pandemics

As you might know, scammers often take advantage of people during times of trouble, such as in the current atmosphere of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some of the scams that you should be on the lookout for: Account Takeovers This is a scam where the cybercriminals take credentials obtained from data breaches to take…

Keeping Your Zoom Event Secure and Private

There are many public forums out there, and wherever you are or whatever you are using, anyone with some smarts can disrupt an event that is meant for bringing people together. Here are some tips on keeping your next Zoom meeting secure and private: You definitely don’t want anyone taking control of your screen or…

This is Why We Hoard Toilet Paper

Remember that whole lack of toilet paper thing? If you are like most of us, you have noticed the shortage of toilet paper in stores near you. But, is there really a shortage or are we just natural hoarders? Before we get into this, it’s important to recognize, that if you ran out of toilet…

Beware of these Pandemic Phishing Scams

These days, even though we are all, for the most part, stuck at home, trying to be safe from COVID-19, that doesn’t mean that we are safe from cybercrime. Cybercriminals continue to target victims, even in this environment, and many of these scams are related to COVID-19. This is pretty common when something like a…