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Cyber Crime

The Ultimate Encryption Debate

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 07.13.2015 | Technology
Amitai Etzioni

I gained dubious distinction for arguing that a new form of encryption is not merely the techies' major gift to terrorists and criminals -- but also a gross violation of the constitution! Hence, it should be outlawed.

4 Super Easy Ways to Keep Cyber Criminals Out of Your Life

TJ Trent | Posted 06.28.2015 | Technology
TJ Trent

Technology is part of our lives. Now criminals no longer have to break in to steal our valuables, violate our privacy or harm our loved ones. They can and do terrorize us remotely from under the cover of darkness afforded them by the Internet of Things.

17 Tips You Can Do Today to Protect Your Online Passwords

Arkady Bukh | Posted 05.06.2015 | Technology
Arkady Bukh

Failing to take noral precautions with cyber security can wreck your day -- and all of the days you have coming. All of the talk about cyber security, hackers and identity theft can leave the average person befuddled.

Are Banks In Store For An 'Armageddon' Cyber Attack?

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.02.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

As with most things in the modern age, our banking has largely shifted from physical, brick-and-mortar banks to a "secure" website or app that handles...

What Apple Is Missing About Cyber Security

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 04.17.2015 | Technology
Sanjay Sanghoee

What Time Cook seems unable or unwilling to recognize, is that privacy and security are inextricably linked. You can't have the former without the latter, and just because Apple won't reveal information to the government doesn't mean that information could never be hacked by criminals.

Keyboard Cowards

Jay Tavare | Posted 04.08.2015 | Technology
Jay Tavare

I mean you don't even have to be famous or a public figure to have some stranger hating on you, just because they can safely do it from behind closed doors, hidden, using fake names and false social media profiles. It truly is a new phenomenon that is on the rise everywhere.

A No-B.S. Look at the Top Cyber Threats for 2015

Jason Glassberg | Posted 03.11.2015 | Small Business
Jason Glassberg

While the risk of cyber attacks is growing, it's important for small and medium-sized businesses to keep perspective and focus on the real threats that are most likely to target their operations.

Social Engineering: 9 Ways to Keep Your Identity Safe

Adrian Nazari | Posted 02.10.2015 | Money
Adrian Nazari

If you're feeling a little paranoid about identity theft, your concerns are justified. You're not being paranoid; these threats are real. Oftentimes, in fact more frequently than you might guess, thieves get through by social engineering.

Worrying About Cyber Warfare on Cyber Monday

John A. Tures | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

As most Americans log on after a long holiday weekend from work, they are eager for all kinds of sales and savings. They probably aren't thinking about cyberterrorists, rogue states, and great powers eager to take the U.S.A. down a peg or two. But maybe they should.

Finding a Cure for Medical Identity Theft

Joe Ross | Posted 01.14.2015 | Money
Joe Ross

As we head into the final stretch of 2014, large-scale financial and retail breaches are top-of-mind for many of us, especially as we get ready for holiday shopping. But here is another type of identity theft that all consumers should be aware of and begin to monitor for -- medical identity theft.

Payments 101: How to Make Shopping More Secure

Joe Ross | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Joe Ross

There's a movement happening in the payments world. With so many retailer data breaches in the past year, consumers, financial institutions, retailers and security professionals are wondering, plain and simple: how can we make shopping more secure?

My Secret: I Was One of Those Girls Who Had Sex With Older Men on the Internet

Erin McKelle | Posted 10.07.2014 | Women
Erin McKelle

Yes, there was something wrong, but it wasn't with me, and my cyber sex was nothing more than a symptom of something bigger. It was my way of showing that I felt out of control and helpless.

Cyber-Ransom and Online Extortion - 5 Ways You Could Fall Victim

Michael Gregg | Posted 09.01.2014 | Technology
Michael Gregg

Cyber-ransom is a relatively new crime on America's digital shores and it is spreading fast. While ransomware has actually been around for almost 10 years, it's mostly been limited to Russia and parts of Europe -- until now.

FBI Chief Warns Cyber Crime Is Posing An 'Enormous Challenge'

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement faces an "enormous challenge" in preventing state-sponsored cyber crimes, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday,...

FBI Director 'Grappling With The Question' Of How To Fix Hiring Policies Concerning Pot

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

James Comey, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said Monday the agency is "grappling with the question" of how to amend its hiring polic...

Could Your Mother's Online Sharing Cost You Big Time?

Adam Levin | Posted 07.01.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

While it can be a source of embarrassment when family stories go around the dinner table, the advent of social media makes that table very big, and surely, you don't know everyone who's been invited to dinner.

Internet Crimes

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 06.01.2014 | Technology
Jasmina Tesanovic

I don't believe Aaron Swartz ever wanted to become a martyr. He just wanted to live within a world that he believed he could fix, a world that was technically malleable and hackable, where he could be active and ingenious, even if that reform effort might involve a few false steps.

Training Future Cybercrime Fighters To Protect Your Thermostat

Cecily Joseph | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Cecily Joseph

We need our next generation to not only think about data protection but how to manage the sharing of data, so we can continue to enjoy and embrace this connected world.

Teen Caught At Starbucks After 'Sexually Explicit' Messages To Child: Cops

Posted 02.04.2014 | Crime

A 19-year-old California man propositioned a 10-year-old girl with a lewd request on Facebook over the weekend, police say. Investigators intercept...

9 Questions for Santa Monica Chief of Police Jacqueline A. Seabrooks

Robert Gagnier | Posted 03.26.2014 | Los Angeles
Robert Gagnier

Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks is a 31-year law enforcement veteran with significant municipal policing experience. Under her leadership as Chief of Police in Inglewood, crime rates declined to levels not seen since the mid 1970s.

How to Handle Your Child's Social Media Disaster

Jason P. Stadtlander | Posted 10.21.2013 | Parents
Jason P. Stadtlander

What happens when your child has been abducted by a predator and you don't know who the predator is or where to look?

WATCH: Clear And Present Danger: Cyber-Crime, Cyber-Espionage, Cyber-Terror, And Cyber-War

Posted 07.19.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 18, 2013. TIME: 7:30p-8:30p E...

Andres Jauregui

'Virtual Lolita' Targets Cyberpredators

HuffingtonPost.com | Andres Jauregui | Posted 07.12.2013 | Technology

Spanish scientists have engineered a new tool in the cyberwar against sexual predators: a smart chat bot that uses game theory to engage, identify and...

Cyber Warfare: What Are the Rules?

Daniel Garrie | Posted 06.17.2013 | World
Daniel Garrie

With the advent of cyber warfare the complexity of what is war is even more clouded and the application of law to this is even murkier.

International Cyber Security at the UN: Between Doom and Hesitant Optimism

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 08.11.2013 | World
Lia Petridis Maiello

Clearly, establishing a worldwide regulatory framework for Internet security will require staying power, juridical skill and a strong belief in the need to protect both the integrity of vital Internet resources and the lives of those threatened by cyber insecurity.