Whenever a celebrity scandal breaks, like Kristen Stewart's cheating on boyfriend Robert Pattinson, entertainment journalists aren't the only ones scrambling to get the story online -- so are hackers.
For years security experts have lectured us about the need to move on from this culture of passwords, but the cries have always been ignored -- perhaps until now.
The "Party of No" hurt us all on a critically necessary piece of cyber-security legislation, and continued the U.S. Senate's proud tradition of failing to do anything to deal with our absolute vulnerability to an attack by state sponsored hackers and terrorists on our critical infrastructure.
Three out of five U.S. adults online fear being hacked, but 69% of these same people engage in super-risky behaviors like using the same password everywhere. Why?
In Las Vegas this weekend, a different kind of Olympics is unfolding, with athletes testing their skills, determination and courage in digital contests at DEFCON, one of the oldest and most important hacker conventions in the world.
While frequent data breaches may have desensitized some consumers to identity theft, it's still important to pay attention to early warning signs your info is being used illegally, no matter how creative, silly or transparent a scam may seem.
The DNS Changer virus may not have caused the havoc many expected, but don't get too complacent -- that's just one of a number of nasty viruses and malware out there waiting to get a hold of your system. Is your smartphone next?
So what's it worth to you to prevent world-wide economic collapse, or even a major interruption of essential services, like power or water? These are not hypothetical questions.
The role that the Internet and social media played in both organizing and publicizing the events of 2009 was certainly not lost on the regime. This is clearly evidenced by the intense crackdown on Internet freedom that the regime has pursued since then.
Listen to Washington and you'd think the U.S. was simply a healthy body under attack by foreign microbes in league with traitorous parasites within. But several major news stories paint a very different picture of the government's approach to cyber war.
Kicking a hornets' nest isn't advisable. And neither is taunting a collective of criminal hacktivists who have lots of time and lots of resources to make your small business network a target.
In the Internet world, BWPWAP is a meme that points back to a forgotten era, symbolizing a world that no longer exists, when life was simple and idyllic.
While PC-based online banking is not much older than a high school student, mobile banking is still in elementary school. However, online banking's younger sibling is quickly catching up to the slightly more established option.
For the 12th year in a row, identity theft complaints top the list of consumer complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission. Fifteen percent of more than 1.8 million total complaints filed in 2011 involved identity theft.
After our exclusive Anonymous interview, other members of the hacker collective came forward to reveal more details surrounding their plan for legaliz...
This question originally appeared on Quora. By Feross Aboukhadijeh, Stanford undergraduate, computer secur...