Facebook acquired Confirm.io, a government ID authentication startup. The move should boost security on the social network and make the Facebook community safer.
Business Tech January 26, 2018
Google gives website owners a new stealthy option to keep spambots at bay with the invisible reCAPTCHA widget. Humans don't have to do anything to prove they're human!
Google March 10, 2017
A spam operation called River City Media spilled 1.4 billion email addresses and user details because its backups were poorly secured. The collection of files includes real names, physical addresses, IP addresses and even RCM's internal files and chat logs.
Security March 7, 2017
Millions of credit cards in the United States have been turned into 'smart cards' or those equipped with EMV technology. Criminals, however, have easily adapted and moved their operations online.
Security February 2, 2017
Tech Times looks into some Virtual Private Networks to determine how good its service is and what makes it a good choice. Find out which VPNs made the cut
Internet January 29, 2017
It's official: the most common password of 2016 is still '123456,' with 17 percent of online users still using it. Needless to say, that's a big no-no.
Security January 17, 2017
Google is piloting Key Transparency, a secure encryption system jointly developed by a group of security experts, as an open source prototype for developers and non-experts.
Google January 13, 2017
Microsoft announced that it is taking steps to crack down on online terrorist content. The company will block terrorist posts on its services such as Xbox Live, Outlook and others, and will come up with additional measures to clean up the online environment.
Microsoft May 22, 2016
Computer scientists were able to come up with a random number extractor that could be used to improve cybersecurity. The method will be presented at the annual Symposium on Theory of Computing in Massachusetts this June.
Security May 21, 2016
Chrome for Android is under attack from an insidious malware, ZScaler points out. The infection leads to data theft that can range from browser history to credit card information, but users can get rid of it.
Security April 30, 2016
Experts recommend utilizing two-factor authentication whenever possible, encrypting personal data, and being aware of what types of attacks are common in specific industries.
Security April 28, 2016
It's no mystery that hacks are rampant nowadays, but it's not exactly clear how easily they could happen to anyone. Here's a look of what cybercriminals can do.
Internet April 19, 2016
Apple’s OS X and iOS are subject to a zero-day vulnerability exploit that can have horrendous consequences, a SentinelOne researcher has reported. Here's what to do to keep hackers from messing with your Mac and iPhone.
Apps/Software March 28, 2016
Ryan Collins pleaded guilty for pulling a simple phishing scam in order to get the log-in details of his victims in the 'Celebgate' hack. Find out how to keep your account secure and avoid becoming a victim of similar scams.
Internet Culture March 17, 2016
VTech's Learning Lodge was hacked late last year, compromising the data of almost 5 million parents and over 200,000 children. VTech is now relaunching the online app store, but its terms of service now comes with a line that has sparked controversy.
Internet February 11, 2016
Valve outlines its efforts to make Steam accounts more safe and secure.
Geek December 10, 2015
In the biannual report issued by Facebook on government requests for private user data, the company reported a surge in the first half of 2015. Up to 60 percent of those requests came from the US.
Internet Culture November 12, 2015
A new miniseries centered around John McAfee, the founding father of online anti-virus protection, is in the works -- and it involves murder and one of the biggest international manhunts in recent history.
Movies/TV Shows September 10, 2015
Dropbox has just released support for USB keys as an option for two-factor authentication. Users can still fall back on pins if they need to do so.
Internet August 14, 2015
How our brains react to certain words could yield a unique signal that could serve as a secure 'password,' researchers say. In an experiment, a computer identified individuals from their brainwaves with 94 percent accuracy, they report.
June 3, 2015
Google has launched the My Account website as it looks to provide users with more control over the services and websites that access their personal information.
Internet June 3, 2015
Google posted a study of security questions, revealing that security questions don't make accounts as safe as expected.
Internet May 21, 2015
A Minnesota family found out someone in another country had been posting a link to their nanny cam online. A series of odd events soon started to take place.
Internet April 6, 2015
British Airways froze frequent flyer accounts after a massive hack that may have accessed the information of tens of thousands of customers.
Internet March 30, 2015
The recent Sony Pictures hack is casting a big spotlight on cybersecurity insurance as companies big and small scramble for protection against cyber break-ins. But as industry experts note, such policies are just one part of the strategy in fighting cybersecurity attacks.
Internet January 20, 2015
The arrival of 2015 brought fallout from two high-profile data breaches in very different industries, one at JPMorgan and a hack at Chick-fil-A. Not such great news, but there are things enterprises big and small can do to protect their systems.
Business Tech January 7, 2015
Google is preparing a kid-friendly version of its most popular products, but privacy advocates call on the FTC to step up its game.
Internet December 4, 2014
A U.S. security startup alleges the Iranian government is behind the widespread attack on major infrastructure systems all over the world. Iran, however, denies involvement.
Internet December 3, 2014
Hackers target security cameras and publish thousands of live footage of private users online. Could you be one of the victims of snooping?
Internet November 21, 2014
Security researchers discover Verizon has been tacking on identifying headers to track customers' web browsing activities, and it has gone undetected for two years.
Internet October 29, 2014
Some Londoners may be in for a shock when they realize they just signed over their firstborn children in exchange for access to free Wi-Fi in a security experiment conducted by F-Secure.
Internet Culture September 30, 2014
The Shellshock bug is worse than Heartbleed, but it isn't going to melt the Internet. Here is what users can do to keep themselves protected.
Internet September 30, 2014
A senate probe discovers Chinese hackers have infiltrated the networks of U.S. military contractors. The military had no idea about it.
Internet September 19, 2014
The Heartbleed flaw is how Chinese hackers reportedly stole information on 4.5 million users from an healthcare provider. It's the first massive cyberattack via the flaw since the Internet vulnerability was discovered earlier this year.
Internet August 20, 2014
Password security can be strong and valuable as long as the user understands how to best approach setting up a password. Find out if your passwords meet good practice guidelines.
Internet August 6, 2014
Twitter has purchased Mitro Labs, a password security startup. But instead of incorporating the company into its network, Twitter will make the product open source.
Internet August 1, 2014
With the NSA and Heartbleed debacle still hot in our memories, Microsoft finally encrypted Outlook.com and OneDrive connections. The company is the latest to act against the spy agency.
Internet July 4, 2014
AT&T has come forward about a security breach that occurred in April. The hack appears to have compromised Social Security numbers of some users.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 16, 2014
New report on online security lists most trusted sites. The Online Trust Alliance report should help users know what sites are safe to visit and give personal information on.
Internet June 11, 2014
At least six governments have unrestricted, unlimited access to the content of users’ private phone calls and phone call information, says Vodafone. Alarming? Yes, but not exactly surprising following the Snowden leaks of 2013.
Business June 9, 2014
Microsoft and other big names in the technology industry want to regain the trust of their clients, now joins the public outcry for Uncle Sam to stop sticking his nose where it isn’t wanted.
Legal June 7, 2014
These startling figures come on the heels of a number of massive security breaches at such companies as eBay and Target. The implications for consumers can be very serious.
Internet May 29, 2014
A new study reveals hackers might just be winning the cyber war. The report shows there is still much work that needs to be done.
Internet May 28, 2014
Spotify is urging users to reset their passwords. This comes after they reported a widespread security breach.
Internet May 28, 2014
At least three states have vowed to probe the eBay customer account security breach after the auction site announced that hackers were able to infiltrate its system. The company reported the breach a couple of months after it happened. Now 233 million eBay users are seeing red.
Business May 24, 2014