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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.