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Hackers are literally creating and launching new viruses every day. That means that these invaluable updates are needed frequently.
When I first posted a link to my new book's Amazon page on 4chan, the first response was, "Kindly kill yourself immediately." The discussion descended into unprintable threats and accusations from there.
If there is one thing to keep in mind, it is this -- hackers don't follow traditional fault lines. At any time, you can be the flashing red dot marking the epicenter of a major safety, security, and privacy earthquake.
No matter how you slice it, your information is at risk, whether it's on your own PC or some other computer or database somewhere.
The webmaster for the Texas Police Chief's Association spoke exclusively to me to tell his story about being on the receiving end of an attack by the international hacking group Anonymous and his subsequent dealings with the FBI.
Dear Hackers: What did you get from assaulting my e-mail account? Nothing. No one fell for your foolish ploy. What did I get? I got an amusing day catching up with friends and the therapeutic opportunity to clean up my contacts.
It sounds fantastically sci-fi, and I can see why journalists in particular like it. But "cyber attack" is a really misleading term.
Not everyone shares in the enthusiasm for Google+. Web hackivists Anonymous, who have allegedly been banned from Google new venture, have vowed to build their own social networking service.
Protect your information by creating a secure password that makes sense to you, but not to others. Most people don't realize there are a number of co...
Why kill code? Why not open source it? Why not hand the entire tool over to the community to continue to work with and build upon your product? The consequences, in addition to alienating users, can be devastating.
Now that the Internet has provided a way to enter the front door through the digital underground, hacking has evolved into a disastrous enterprise.
Right now, you're sitting in front of our pact with the Devil. When you finish reading this, you will do nothing about it.
The cost of data breaches continues to rise, and it's no surprise that many find themselves asking, "If the high-profile companies are at risk, what's the small business to do?"
As Microsoft did a number of years ago, Apple needs to admit it has security issues and not only provide technology fixes but also education to help its customers understand that using a Mac, while nice, is not all worry-free.
A new YouTube manifesto from someone claiming to speak for Anonymous calls on everyone in the online world to join a revolt against governments and corporations that are intent upon stifling free speech online.