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Has Your Phone Been Hacked? Pt. 2

Have you ever worried about your personal information being stolen from your cellphone? If not, you probably should. Even if you’re like FBI Special Agent Kim Otto who has layers upon layers of security surrounding her wireless devices, your privacy still might be at risk. Last week I wrote about how stalkerware can be downloaded off the internet, […]

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Has Your Phone Been Hacked? Pt. 1

Have you ever worried about your personal information being stolen from your cellphone? If not, you probably should. A while ago I wrote about the dangers of using public wifi. But even if you’re like FBI Special Agent Kim Otto who has layers upon layers of security surrounding her wireless devices, your privacy still might […]

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Watch Out For Tech-Support Scams

Gamblers and con-men believe “there’s a sucker born every minute.” As early as 1879, the phrase was uttered and in today’s world, those con-men have become a lot more sophisticated. For scam artists and thieves, the internet provides a multitude of opportunities to take advantage of well-meaning people, often by creating false charities or selling […]

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Why Using Public Wi-Fi Is A Bad Idea

Are you traveling this holiday season? If so, be careful when it comes to using public W-Fi networks. FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar of my Hunt for Jack Reacher Thriller Series have layers upon layers of security surrounding their wireless devices. Only the most determined hackers can penetrate them. Which is why Otto worries slightly […]

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Somali Plane Laptop Bomb

Can I Bring My Laptop on the Plane?

Laptops are allowed on planes, both as carry-on items and within checked bags. Of course, this is absolutely necessary for FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar. Traveling without laptops is not an option on the Hunt for Jack Reacher, and if they had to stow their laptop in the cargo hold with checked […]

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Wi-Fi Safety

Wi-Fi Precautions To Take When Traveling

FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar have layers upon layers of security surrounding their wireless devices. Only the most determined hackers can penetrate them. Which is why Otto worries slightly less about confidential information getting hacked by fellow passengers on an airplane. But what about you? Should you be worried about your personal […]

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NYPD Helicopter

FBI Spy Planes: Secrets Revealed?

Reading the Hunt for Jack Reacher thrillers can send us down a slippery slope of curiosity. As we follow Otto and Gaspar’s efforts to track Jack Reacher, we become aware of how much power they could have as FBI Special Agents. And how much access to data they could have as FBI insiders – if only […]

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Jose Gaspar Invading

Secret Justice and Gasparilla Security

Nearly half a million people crowded into one edge of one city all at the same time? It sounds like a security nightmare, doesn’t it? But that’s what happens each year at Tampa’s Gasparilla parade — an invasion of the pirates. The invasion kicks off my book Secret Justice. You can read more about my take […]

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