Entries by Robert Siciliano

Your Amazon Alexa Is a Spy

Digital assistants like Google Assistant and Alexa, from Amazon, have a secret: they are secretly learning everything about you. They can hear your conversations, they know the tone of your voice, and they are recording it all. Now, all of this is important, according to Google and Amazon, because once these devices learn these things…

What is Synthetic Identity Theft?

Identity theft is when a person steals another person’s private and personal information, generally to make money from it. You probably already knew this, but have you heard of synthetic identity theft? This is a bit different. With synthetic identity theft, a person creates a new and very fake identity by combining the real information…