There will always be a place for providing police departments with equipment to respond to violent threats, but right now taking a step back to see how more can be done to protect against electronic threats is not only right, it is vital.
OpenSSL vulnerabilities are sticking around for a while. In fact, recently two new ones were announced.
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.
Is the password system really broken? In reality, the problem with passwords today is largely due to how they're managed by applications.
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.
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.
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!
Facebook offers a hefty amount of security measures that parents and teens should know about. Here are a few highlights.
I had a great epiphany on the train last week which was that I'm beginning to see hacking not merely as cracking codes, or as Richard Stallman says "playful cleverness", but as man's will to deconstruct things in order to rebuild them into something better.