We all have our areas of interest -- make that obsession -- and when something related to them crops up online, we can be instantly transformed into monster click machines. The problem here: Many of those clicks can either lead to your victimization or becoming an unwitting co-conspirator in cybercrime.
Most of us use our smartphones and computers on a daily basis and keep important information on them like passwords, user names, and credit card numbers. But there are other devices that hold sensitive data that we don't really talk about. For example, printers.
There's one born every minute. Many scammers use the names of valid lottery organizations, but this doesn't mean the legit entities are involved. The latest con is to tell someone they won a Powerball jackpot while planning on stealing their identity.
Every parent has concerns about children's health and safety, but sometimes it helps to know that you are not alone. The C.S. Mott Children's Hospital publishes a national (US-wide) poll based on an annual survey, and this year's results are as revealing as they come.
Is the password system really broken? In reality, the problem with passwords today is largely due to how they're managed by applications.
More of us need to challenge social networks and app developers by reading permissions settings, terms of service, etc., and where we're not comfortable, we need to stand up and say no.
Another day, another big hack discovered. According to reports from the New York Times, the WSJ, and numerous other publications, a small group of cyber criminals based out of Russia were apparently able to collect around 1.2 billion usernames and passwords from more than 400,000 websites globally.
There are ways to keep the hackers at bay--for the most part, anyways, since no protection is 100 percent efficient.
You’ve surely heard of “B2B” or business-to-business marketing. The new game plan is “B2C” – business to consumer ...
What if driving your car exposed you to the tender mercies of online criminals the same way that using a credit card at Target last fall did?
The ripple effect continues to haunt Target: It's expected that seven of its board of directors members may be replaced because they failed to provide effective oversight into the corporation's data-protection risks. Boards simply need to be more proactive in safeguarding their companies against data breaches
Cyber criminals go after brand names like vultures, infiltrating company websites, hijacking mobile applications and tainting online ads, among other tricks.
Cyber insurance is now booming, with about 50 carriers in the industry. An increasing number of companies have cyber insurance to protect against cyber crime. However, businesses claim it's not easy to get adequate coverage.
Consumers really get stiffed when there's a data breach, having to change their passwords, replace credit cards, and other bothersome tasks, not to mention the grief over stolen personal information.
I believe relatively soon we will all agree -- and write into national law -- that PII includes more than your Social Security number, and that name, address and ZIP should be not be shared on media sources or other public forums without extreme cause. T
We all know that 123qwe is such an easy password to remember, especially if it's for all gazillion of your accounts. You know whom else finds this very convenient? Hackers!