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...
With the danger posed on both sides of the cyber-hacker war, is the internet bearing witness to an internet cyber-détente?
Twelve weeks ago, the Economic Development Administration was the target of a sophisticated hack attack. What's shocking is not that it happened, it's that despite the return to pre-historic fax-machine technology, the EDA seems to be functioning fairly well, perhaps even better in some ways.
Celebrities are a perfect target for hackers -- they're highly visible, spend lots of time on their smartphones and they know next to nothing about security. It's no wonder they're often victimized by hackers.
The very real consequences of failing to keep up with the changing world include security breaches, reputation damage, regulatory fines, and even falling foul of the law.
Did you know it is very likely that you inadvertently put all of your digital data in someone else's hands if you no longer have the device?
The majority of users are apparently comfortable making purchases with their phones, just as they would with a PC, but are mobiles really meant for financial transactions?