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Bob Sullivan

Bob Sullivan is a veteran journalist and the author of four books, including the 2008 New York Times Best-Seller, Gotcha Capitalism, and the 2010 New York Times Best Seller, Stop Getting Ripped Off! He has won the Society of Professional Journalists Public Service Award, a Peabody award, and the Consumer Federation of America Betty Furness Consumer Media Service Award. He worked for MSNBC.com/NBC News for nearly 20 years, much of the creating and writing the popular consumer/tech blog The Red Tape Chronicles. Now an independent journalist, he is still a contributor on CNBC.com and NBCNews.com, and continues to appear on NBC TV programs as a consumer and technology expert. He is a contributor at Credit.com, writing about fraud, scams, and the economy. His stories have also appeared in The New York Times, New York magazine, and on dozens of other sites.

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The Expiration Date on Passwords Has Expired

Changing your passwords frequently sounds like commonsense advice. However, just because something is common doesn't mean it makes sense.

FBI Warns EdTech Needs Stronger Defenses for Students’ Personal Data

EdTech today stores more personally identifiable information on K-12 students than ever, but the FBI warns that much of that data is severely exposed to threat actors.

Here’s Why Business Email Compromise Is Still Driving Executive Identity Theft

Business email compromise scams are still surprisingly lucrative. In fact, the volume and frequency of BEC attacks have skyrocketed in recent years, according to FBI data.

BYOD: Are Thousands of Rogue Devices Lurking on Your Network?

While securing the variety of known devices on your network is hard work, it may feel impossible to manage uninvited guests. Here's how to effectively manage rogue devices.

Will Two-Factor Authentication Ever Get Its Time in the Sun?

Is two-factor authentification (2FA) already a thing of the past — or does it have a bright future? This blog explores some of the challenges facing 2FA.