Category Archives: Security

Hacking a Fingerprint Biometric

Embedded in this story about infidelity and a mid-flight altercation, there’s an interesting security tidbit: The woman had unlocked her husband’s phone using his thumb impression when he was sleeping…… Continue reading

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Investor Alert: Beware of Paid-To-Click (PTC) Scams

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is warning investors about investment scams conducted through online paid-to-click (PTC) programs. Continue reading

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Simple Banking Security Tip: Verbal Passwords

There was a time when I was content to let my bank authenticate me over the phone by asking for some personal identifiers (SSN/DOB) that are broadly for sale in the cybercrime underground. At some point, however, I decided this wasn’t acceptable for institutions that held significant chunks of our money, and I began taking our business away from those that wouldn’t let me add a simple verbal passphrase that needed to be uttered before any account details could be discussed over the phone. Continue reading

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November 3, 2017: Vero Beach Orthopedic Surgeon Charged in Drug Conspiracy Resulting in Death

November 3, 2017: Vero Beach Orthopedic Surgeon Charged in Drug Conspiracy Resulting in Death Continue reading

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November 3, 2017: Five Charged in Alleged Opioid Prescription, Healthcare Fraud Scheme

November 3, 2017: Five Charged in Alleged Opioid Prescription, Healthcare Fraud Scheme Continue reading

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