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How Will Internet Security Threats Change Over the Coming Years?

Quora | Posted 12.22.2016 | Technology
Quora

What do you see as the major type of security threats in the coming 5-10 yrs as PC sales have declined and mobile nodes or IOT devices will explode? o...

Four Easy Ways to Protect Yourself Better Online

Quora | Posted 12.20.2016 | Technology
Quora

What are some ways everyone should protect themselves better online? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling que...

How to Make Sure Your Small Business Doesn't Have a Data Breach

John Rampton | Posted 11.23.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Security is arguably the top concern for customers. And, for good reason. In 2015 there was an estimated half a billion data breaches. A data breach ...

How to Keep Your Social Media Accounts Secure

Jonathan Long | Posted 10.25.2016 | Business
Jonathan Long

Your social media profiles are constantly at risk of being compromised. Hackers are always looking for vulnerable accounts to steal in order to have d...

4 Signs of Cloud Security Hacks--and How Safe Networks Respond

Ed Wynn | Posted 08.03.2016 | Business
Ed Wynn

Hackers are waiting to pounce when companies bring their internet and phone infrastructure to the cloud. Cloud security is a daunting concern for smal...

Millions Of Twitter Passwords Leaked Online

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 06.09.2016 | Technology

If you've ever used Twitter, now might be a good time to change your passwords. "Tens of millions" of Twitter credentials are being traded on the dark...

LinkedIn Users Might Want To Change All Of Their Passwords ASAP

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 05.20.2016 | Technology

A 2012 LinkedIn hack was much bigger than previously expected, with well over 100 million people potentially at risk, the professional networking site...

New Facebook Plan To Protect You From Imposters

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.23.2016 | Technology

If you or someone you know has ever been impersonated on Facebook, you’ll appreciate how bizarre, frustrating and sometimes even frightening the who...

New Tool Monitors How Workers Use Cloud Services Like Gmail

Reuters | Damon Beres | Posted 01.13.2016 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When Cisco introduces its latest product on Wednesday, a tool for monitoring how employees use third-party software, it aims...

Twitter Warns Some Users Of State-Sponsored Hack

Reuters | Damon Beres | Posted 12.14.2015 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc issued an alert to some users warning them that state-sponsored hackers may have tried to obtain sensitive data...

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 a nation-state...

National Cyber Security Awareness Month: It's a Team Effort

David L. Brown | Posted 09.30.2016 | Technology
David L. Brown

Based on research from other countries, analysts are predicting that while storefront retailers will see a decline in fraud, online credit card fraud will likely rise, since online purchases don't allow the extra level of security the chip provides.

9 Giant Banks Make a Deal on Blockchain: What It Means

Alex Salkever | Posted 09.16.2016 | Technology
Alex Salkever

A blockchain is public ledger of transactions that is distributed among all participants in a market or system. Each transaction that happens within a market or system must be verified by a strong majority of participants. It's very difficult to falsify transactions in a blockchain because each transaction generates a strong cryptographic signature.

5 Smart Ways to Keep Your Privacy Secured Online

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 08.18.2016 | Technology
Jonha Revesencio

As we continue to increase our usage and dependence on the internet and the wonderful tools it offer, the risks and threats involved like hacking and cyber viruses continue to proliferate.

Online Infidelity Hack Raises National Cheater Anxiety

Robert Weiss | Posted 07.27.2016 | Technology
Robert Weiss

Since the Ashley Madison story broke, we've seen a wide range of reactions. Many folks are echoing the sentiments of the hackers, who, in their initial statement, called AM's membership "cheating dirtbags" who deserve the "very bad day" that is coming.

Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.4 Million Cars Following Jeep Hacking Incident

Associated Press | Damon Beres | Posted 07.24.2015 | Technology

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. just days after two hackers detailed how they were ...

Online Security: The Fundamental American Right of the 21st Century

Emmanuel Schalit | Posted 06.30.2016 | Technology
Emmanuel Schalit

Here in America, there is an unquestioned belief in the fundamental right to safety. It is built into the legal framework, and thus culture of America, that every citizen has the inalienable right to be protected from physical violence.

U.S. Tech Industry Warns Obama To Leave Encryption Alone

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2016 | Technology

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, June 9 (Reuters) - Top U.S. tech companies are warning the Obama administration against imposing new poli...

Trulioo, Making Trust Online an Option

Nancy Laws | Posted 06.02.2015 | Technology
Nancy Laws

Online security is a worry for all of us, but entrepreneurs with the goal of building a strong customer base worries even more, because consumers, rightfully so, have a lot to worry about when it comes to fraud and more.

Every Day Should Be 'Safer Internet Day'

Diana Graber | Posted 04.13.2015 | Parents
Diana Graber

So I like Annie Fox's suggestion that we "vaccinate kids before they play on the Internet." Let's actually give them the 21st Century skills we keep talking about.

These Are The Worst Passwords You Could Have

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 01.20.2015 | Technology

If your password is on this list, you should change it.

Your Password is a Big Problem

Evan Tann | Posted 03.17.2015 | Technology
Evan Tann

The unprecedented rise of the connected age, like any big societal change, leads to unexpected and dramatic questions about safety and security. But the concept of security requires innovators and their products' users to work together.

Gerry Smith

Shopping Online May Actually Be Safer Than Shopping In Person

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.15.2014 | Technology

The list of major retailers that have been hacked keeps growing. But while tens of millions of people have seen their credit card numbers fall into th...

Grindr, OkCupid Are Failing To Take This Basic Security Measure, Researchers Say

The Huffington Post | Kerry Flynn | Posted 09.09.2014 | Technology

Top social and dating apps, including Instagram, OkCupid, GroupMe, and Grindr, could give hackers access to what users think are private messages, acc...

Are Those Security Questions Begging You to Lie?

Adam Levin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

As the smoke clears from this latest attack on privacy and our collective sense of decency, it's becoming more and more likely that a deft use of personally identifiable information was used to unlock the nude celebrity photo troves that flooded the Internet.