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Cheating Website AshleyMadison.com Hacked; 37 Million Users Now Vulnerable

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.03.2015 | Technology

Hackers have threatened to expose the identities and sensitive information of millions of AshleyMadison.com users unless the online che...

DDoS Attacks Have Graduated to Extortion

Dave Lewis | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
Dave Lewis

There are things in this world that are far less enjoyable than having your website knocked offline to be certain. That being said, it can have a massive impact to your day or that of a company trying to make a living by selling their wares online.

4 Cloud Computing Security Myths Debunked

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 05.07.2015 | Small Business
Jonha Revesencio

Just because it's hard to understand how cloud computing works, many managers feel paranoid about cloud safety. Ease their minds by debunking three of the most pervasive cloud security myths.

Going Against the Flow: Michelle Zatlyn, Cofounder of CloudFlare

Charu Sharma | Posted 01.11.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Michelle Zatlyn is Cofounder and Head of User Experience at CloudFlare, a web performance and security company that provides online services to protect and accelerate websites online.

Google Uncovers Bug In Widely Used Web Encryption Technology

Reuters | Jim Finkle | Posted 10.14.2014 | Technology

By Jim Finkle BOSTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Three Google Inc researchers have uncovered a security bug in widely used web encryption technology that t...

Hate Those Distorted Text CAPTCHAs? Here's A Fun Solution

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 05.22.2012 | Technology

If you've signed in to almost any website on the Internet, you've probably encountered a dastardly CAPTCHA. A CAPTCHA is a common security tool that a...

Consumer Reports Finds Very Small Percentage of Facebook Users 'Are Sharing Too Much'

Larry Magid | Posted 07.07.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

When Consumer Reports decided to write about Facebook, it focused extensively on how it's possible for people to use the service in ways that jeopardize their privacy even though, based on their own statistics, the vast majority of users have mostly positive experiences with Facebook.

When Security and Privacy Wrestle, Who Is the Winner?

Theresa Payton | Posted 06.26.2012 | Technology
Theresa Payton

There is a fight going on between security and privacy and it is your personal data and communications at stake.

Google+ Is Not Punk Rock

Steven Nereo | Posted 10.16.2011 | Technology
Steven Nereo

Let's just get a few things straight: Google isn't your friend just like Facebook isn't your friend. When your phone wants to sync with Facebook -- or Google -- assume they are getting something out of it, because they are. Nothing is free and your information is the currency.

Taking a Moment to Pause With Phone Hacking Scandal

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 09.25.2011 | Technology
Hemanshu Nigam

For companies that can be broken if their security breaks, headlines like "Phone Hacking Scandal" should garner special attention. Herein lies an opportunity for cell carriers to pause and consider what types of security mechanisms are in place.

Australian Government Censors Secret Document On Web Snooping Plans

smh.com.au | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The federal government has censored approximately 90 per cent of a secret document outlining its controversial plans to snoop on Australians' web surf...

Obama Admin's Web-Tracking Plan Raises Privacy Fears

Washington Post | Spencer S. Hsu and Cecilia Kang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration is proposing to scale back a long-standing ban on tracking how people use government Internet sites with "cookies" and other ...

Giant Internet Security Hole Being Fixed...Slowly

AP | JORDAN ROBERTSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LAS VEGAS — A newly discovered flaw in the Internet's core infrastructure not only permits hackers to force people to visit Web sites they didn'...