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Fun Fact Friday: Smart Device Hacks-Using Music as a Sonar Scanner

Smart Devices have become an integral part of our lives: Many of us use them as a form of communication, entertainment, reminders, and event planning. However, in the last few years experts have warned of the numerous security vulnerabilities that smartphones and devices face, with very little protection available for these devices.   The University of Washington recently released a paper testing the abilities to use smartphones as a sonar “beacon” to track individuals’...

How to Help After Hurricane Harvey: An Important Message from Radius Investigations

This week, we will be taking a small break from our usual “Fun Fact Friday” schedule; I felt that this topic is far more pressing. While many of us are preparing or already on the final summer vacations during the Labor Day holiday weekend, there are those who will not be able to celebrate this week. As Hurricane, Tropical Storm, then Hurricane again, Harvey finally vacated Southern Texas, the damage left behind is, for lack of better words: devastating. As of writing this, it has been reported that there are over 37 people have been declared dead, including Houston Police Sgt. Steve Perez, who drowned while trying to get to work. Countless more are injured and missing. That count, unfortunately, is expected to increase.

Fun Fact Friday: DNA Profiling-Modern Science to Seek Justice

DNA profiling is a recent discovery that has only been used since the 1980s. DNA fingerprinting was discovered, like many scientific breakthroughs, by accident. Dr. Alec Jeffreys is a geneticist from the University of Leicester in Great Britain. The original project that led to his discovery that DNA can have similar repeating patterns happened through Dr. Jeffreys performing a study on myoglobin genes in seal meat, then comparing it to humans. He noticed that despite the different species,...

Strategies for Identity Theft Protection

As I discussed in my previous blog post, identity theft is one the fastest growing crimes in modern society, and can represent substantial ongoing challenges for individuals who have fallen prey to it.  Many cases of identity theft can start with minor, easily overlooked changes to bank accounts and credit charges. However, if these things are left unaddressed, they can rapidly escalate and ruin lives.   While the threat is widespread, there are steps you can take to reduce your...

Recent Data Breaches in the News and the Threat of Identity Theft

In recent weeks, there have been news stories of high profile data breaches, in which innocent people’s personal information was made vulnerable, or deliberately accessed, by wrong-doers.  Aside from the Wikileaks issues, probably the most widespread of these data breaches occurred at Yahoo.  The online media company reported that in 2014, somewhere between 200 million and 500 million users had their accounts hacked, and the hackers obtained access to the users’ names, email addresses,...

MASTIC BEACH VILLAGE – Press Release and Mayoral Statement

More than 21 months ago, the Village Board and Village Attorney received a report alleging that a Village employee had utilized two background‑search firms (Transunion/TLO and Lexis Nexis) with one of the firms’ extensive, law-enforcement databases accessed under the pretense of the employee being the Village’s “Chief of Police”.

The Frightening Impact of Fraud and Theft on Businesses

If you own or run a business or organization, then you need to be concerned about fraud or internal theft. Fraud is a major problem that can, and has, affected organizations of all kinds, from businesses to non-profits, from small mom-and-pop stores to multi-national corporations.

Private Investigator Preps To Punch For a Good Cause

This story appeared in tbrnewsmedia.com on July 24, 2015 by Victoria Espinoza… This charity packs a punch. In this corner, Commack native Sinai “The Mountain” Megibow, 41, is one of 20 determined volunteers who will be boxing for charity this Nov. 23 for the 12th annual Long Island Fight for Charity. The mission is to raise money for local charities by putting volunteers from around the Island in the ring for head-to-head fights in front of spectators who buy tickets for the event....

Radius Investigations Fighting For Long Island Charities

Radius Investigations is proud to announce that one of it’s founding partners, Sinai Megibow, will be taking part in Long Island’s Fight for Charity. Sinai is joining 25 other Long Island businessmen and businesswomen who will be putting on the boxing gloves this November to go ‘mano a mano’ in the ring. As reported by Jenna Marci on June 24, 2015 at libn.com… Twenty-six Long Island businessmen and businesswomen will go head-to-head in a boxing extravaganza this...

By Hiring Private Investigators, Long Island Residents May Reduce the Alimony They Owe

If you are getting divorced and have been ordered to pay alimony, you can use the help of local private investigators. Long Island is home to Radius Investigations, and our team has helped numerous divorcees make sure they are only paying the amount their former spouse deserves. If you suspect your alimony is higher than it should be, you should let us know so we can investigate the situation. Is Your Ex Padding Expenses? In many cases, alimony is based on the amount that your former spouse...

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