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Why 2016 Will Be an Even Scarier Year for Internet Security

Rami Essaid | Posted 01.27.2016 | Technology
Rami Essaid

The holiday decorations had barely been returned to the attic when 2016 already saw its first high-profile cyber attack. Time Warner Cable said on Jan...

Behold The Self-Pushing Stroller. What Could Go Wrong?

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 01.23.2016 | Technology

If hackers can take control of a baby monitor, what could they do with an Internet-connected stroller that wheels itself around? The Smartbe stroller...

Will Someone Else Be Cashing Your Tax Refund This Year?

Adam Levin | Posted 01.14.2016 | Crime
Adam Levin

With more than a billion personal records "out there," identity theft has become the third certainty in life, right behind death and the topic at hand.

How Finding a Fun Little Bug Can Avert Disaster

Aran Khanna | Posted 01.12.2016 | Technology
Aran Khanna

This story is just a real world reminder of how, thanks to the huge benefits of reusing code, almost none of the software we use exists in a vacuum, and so a bug in a silly video game can actually lead to a serious exploit in a sensitive government system.

Your Smartwatch Can Be Hacked To Monitor And Steal Your Passwords

Fusion | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 01.04.2016 | World

 Smartwatches’ abilities to pay for our food and monitor our physical activities are only possible thanks to the myriad sensors p...

The Biggest Cyber Stories of 2015

Quora | Posted 12.29.2015 | Technology
Quora

What are the top 10 Cyber security breaches of 2015? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Answer by Sai Ramanan, Lead Quora...

Can Smart TVs Be Hacked?

Quora | Posted 12.17.2015 | Technology
Quora

As part of my job as a security response researcher in Symantec, I recently got a chance to experiment on a new generation smart TV to see how well it was secured against attacks. I quickly realized, that after a successful attack, I was looking at an ultimately unusable brand new TV infected with ransomware.

What It's Like to Lose Your Ability to Speak

Amanda Gutterman | Posted 12.16.2015 | Impact
Amanda Gutterman

For me and my mother, watching fall slip quietly once again into winter, we're both reminded that something is missing. That something is my dad, who died around the holidays in 2007 after a long fight with ALS.

Her Facebook Account Was Hacked -- Can She Unhack It?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Christopher Elliott

Barbara Chaiken's Facebook account is hacked, and the bad guys are asking all her friends for money. Is there any way to stop this?

Chinese Government Says It's Not Behind Massive U.S. Hack

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 12.02.2015 | Technology

China's official Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday that an investigation into a massive U.S. computer breach last year that affected more than 22 ...

VTech Hack Leaves Millions Of Parents -- And Their Kids -- Exposed

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.30.2015 | Technology

The theft of toy maker VTech Holdings Ltd's database highlights a growing problem with basic cyber security measures at small, non-financial companie...

6 Ways You Might Get Hacked This Holiday Season

Jason Glassberg | Posted 11.10.2015 | Technology
Jason Glassberg

As someone who works in the cybersecurity industry, I know that the November to December timeframe is when many consumers and businesses will get hacked or defrauded. In many ways, the holiday season is an ideal time for cybercriminals.

Trans Hacking Startup Land: Gender Performance and Deception

Alyx Baldwin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alyx Baldwin

After I moved away from being gender ambiguous, I unbound myself and started presenting as a queer woman. I reached out to many LGBTQ* startup allegiances for help with fundraising. That was where I met more hostility than ever before.

Apple, Facebook Come Out Against Controversial Cybersecurity Bill

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 10.22.2015 | Technology

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Sony Pictures To Pay Up To $8 Million In Hacking Lawsuit

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.20.2015 | Technology

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony Pictures Entertainment has reached a settlement with current and former employees, agreeing to pay up to $8 million to ...

Q and A With Charlotte Laws About Her Romance With Tom Jones and Her Memoir, "Rebel in High Heels"

Charlotte Laws | Posted 10.20.2015 | Entertainment
Charlotte Laws

My new memoir, Rebel in High Heels, chronicles my life, including my battle against revenge porn, my party crashing escapades and my three-year relationship with singer Tom Jones.

Facebook Will Now Alert You If A Country Is Trying To Hack You

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 10.19.2015 | Technology

Facebook will now send you a warning notice if it thinks your account has been "targeted or compromised by an attacker" associated with...

Pre-Holiday Cybersecurity Checklist for SMBs

Jason Glassberg | Posted 10.15.2015 | Business
Jason Glassberg

The holiday shopping season is just around the corner, but businesses aren't the only ones that will be profiting from the uptick in consumer spending - cybercriminals will be making plenty of money too.

Our Main Weapon Against Hackers Is A 30-Year-Old Law

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.09.2015 | Technology

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Inside The Hunt For The Uber Hacker

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.08.2015 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Eight months after disclosing a major data breach, ride service Uber is focusing its legal efforts on learning more ...

Baby Monitors: Who's Really Watching Your Baby?

Todd R. Miller | Posted 10.05.2015 | Technology
Todd R. Miller

Increasingly, the virtual world of the Internet is converging with the physical world through the Internet of Things. As more physical devices connect to the Internet, hackers' reach and breadth expands exponentially. Today, Internet-enabled devices include TVs, home security systems, kitchen appliances, thermostats, and more.

Cyber Threats to Your Business: 4 Ways to Safeguard Your Assets

John Bowen | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
John Bowen

Marc Goodman recently shared his top strategies for how entrepreneurs can thwart cyber criminals -- and prevent our most sensitive and important assets from getting hacked.

HACKED: Personal Info On 15 Million T-Mobile Customers Exposed

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 10.02.2015 | Technology

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Aaron Sorkin Slams Sony Hack As 'Terrorism'

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 09.29.2015 | Entertainment

Aaron Sorkin is still mad about the Sony hack. Almost a year has passed since a group of hackers tied to the North Korean government infiltrated...

How Easy Is It to Hack Your Baby's Monitor? Very Easy!

Christopher Burgess | Posted 09.24.2015 | Parents
Christopher Burgess

In a classic case of unintended consequences, manufacturers of today's video and audio baby monitors are wishing they had thought a bit more about the security and privacy afforded to their products.