It's a jungle out there on the Internet. Every day you go out to visit websites, check on your checking account, shop on eBay, Google the news, and every day there are predators waiting to pounce on your passwords, abscond with your accounts and infiltrate your identity.
For Americans concerned about their privacy, the NSA data grabs are daunting, but what about the data grabs happening inside your own home, perpetrated not by the government but by your coffee machine?
From smartphones and tablets to smart TVs for the home, people are now connected to the digital world no matter where they go and what they do. But just how smart is leading a smart life?
I don't know enough about hacking and odds are you don't, either. I set out to learn more at DEF CON, a hacking conference with enough discussions on civil liberties, ethics and philosophy to delight a liberal arts major. Charged to "live an examined life," we should all think harder about our technology, privacy and security.
If you missed this year's Black Hat and DefCon hacking conferences in Las Vegas, take note: an array of futuristic hacks were revealed that could change the way we think about all of the gadgets, devices and machines that fill our lives.
Here are five things people do, which they shouldn't, that can really make life much harder than it needs to be.
Any Internet user searching for the most recent updates on baby Prince George should keep in mind the following common celebrity Internet scams and hacker campaigns as royal mania reaches its peak over the coming weeks.
Mobile banking (mBanking) or text (SMS) banking refers to online banking that occurs via mobile phone rather than via a PC (online banking). The earli...
Recently a large number of people complained about their Gmail accounts being hacked. It also looks like Google's team is hard at work on the threads claiming that it was the users' fault for not being secure with their passwords.
Are PFC Bradley Manning's dumping of US State Department cables to WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden's theft of documents from Booz Allen, where he worked ...
Even if our phone is turned off, a hacker or intruder may have the means to turn the phone back on without letting you know. You won't see the screen light up or any other activity on the phone. But ON it is.
The likelihood that you will be exposed to a phishing scam at some point is relatively high. The question is what do you do when it does eventually happen, to keep both you and your friends safe.
A report released this week by McAfee Labs revealed that a common hacker group is responsible for years of cyber attacks and espionage against South Korea.
With the increasing use of employee-owned devices, IT departments face more serious security concerns and need to strengthen the company's BYOD polici...
Is Edward Snowden really stuck in transit at the Moscow airport? The Obama administration is desperately trying to track down Snowden. Can you blame...
The best way to stay safe is to aggressively protect yourself. No one else can guard your email better than you. Here are the top 11 things you can do right now to reduce your risk of getting your email either hacked or scammed.