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How to Protect Against the Heartbleed Security Flaw (Slideshow)

Larry Magid | Posted 04.11.2014 | Technology
Larry Magid

First, don't panic. This is a serious problem but you need to put it into perspective. While there is clearly a vulnerability, there are so far no reports of the flaw being exploited. And even though this flaw has been around for the past two years, almost all the major sites have fixed it -- in some cases, in the last few days.

The Mad State of Malware

Joe Ross | Posted 03.13.2014 | Technology
Joe Ross

When protecting against any type of malware, education is the first step. Employees should be coached on the causes and effects of these types of malware, how they are being transmitted and what to do if they think their device might be compromised.

Email Follies Plague Corporate America

Daniel Garrie | Posted 04.08.2014 | Technology
Daniel Garrie

It is beyond refute that for every email sent, there's an excellent chance that someone, or many persons, may have kept a copy.

The Surprising Mistake Post 50s Are Making Online

Posted 10.23.2013 | Fifty

Just because they're considered "mature adults" doesn't mean post 50s are immune to the same kind of drama endured by teens on Facebook. A new survey ...

Consider the NSA, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and JC Penney -- Who Can You Trust?

Navin Nagiah | Posted 11.25.2013 | Technology
Navin Nagiah

This is both a problem and a debate that won't go away any time soon. How much security do we need? How much liberty are we willing to give up for that security? Who makes that determination?

Sharing a Back-to-School Poem

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Hemanshu Nigam

A child can grow empowered with the skills, experiences, and mind-set needed to tackle the world whether confronted by an intellectual challenge, a physical impediment or an online safety, security or privacy dilemma.

The Tweet That Helped a Criminal Break into Jail

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 10.09.2013 | Crime
Hemanshu Nigam

The Internet represents a double-edged sword for police, providing endless clues to criminal activities while offering criminals countless opportunities to prey upon victims.

Google Chrome Has A Huge Security Hole

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 08.08.2013 | Technology

Google Chrome, the most popular web browser in the U.S., lets you save passwords for websites, so that every time you want to visit Facebook, Tumblr o...

Here's How Easily Someone Could Hack Into Your Life (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 10.18.2013 | Entertainment

If you're reading this, there's 69 percent chance you will become a victim of hacking at some point in your lifetime. And if you think protecting your...

The Internet Knows More About You Than You Think (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 10.18.2013 | Entertainment

Paranoid about your online footprint? You should be. It's easier than ever for cyber thieves to access your personal data, and something as simple and...

The 10 Dumbest Risks You Can Take With a Smartphone

Adam Levin | Posted 04.02.2013 | Technology
Adam Levin

If you think of your smartphone as just a phone, rather than a very powerful mini-computer that happens to make phone calls, you may be cruising for a world of pain.

Oracle Issues Java Fix, But Is Still In Hot Water

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 03.16.2013 | Technology

LOS ANGELES — Oracle Corp. said Monday it has released a fix for the flaw in its Java software that raised an alarm from the U.S. Department of ...

9 Ways Disconnecting Doesn't Make You Any Safer

Adam Levin | Posted 03.11.2013 | Technology
Adam Levin

As we begin 2013, it's worth remembering how much is beyond our control. The most fastidious, organized and self-protective among us are vulnerable every minute of every day.

Intel, McAfee Look to Redefine Consumer Security

Jeff Hindenach | Posted 03.09.2013 | Technology
Jeff Hindenach

At the Consumer Electronics Show today, Intel and McAfee announced new technology that they've been developing over the past year. The announcement couldn't come at a better time for McAfee, which spent much of December trying to distance itself from bad press surrounding its founder.

CryptoParties: Digital Self Defense Classes

Brian Penny | Posted 02.27.2013 | Technology
Brian Penny

Digital security is more important than ever as our dependence on computers evolves. While you may not be a technically inclined person, you exist in the internet.

Sign a Family Contract for Online Safety and Smart Use of Technology

Larry Magid | Posted 02.09.2013 | Technology
Larry Magid

The idea of a contract, or series of pledges, is to get everyone in the family on board as to what it means to use today's technologies safely and smartly. This includes understanding privacy, security and maintaining your reputation as well as some basic pointers about making sure you stay safe online.

The Real Scandal Surrounding the Petraeus Resignation

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

The FBI, if they thought they had a reason, could find out where you are and read your email, with relatively little oversight. Don't think they can? This is what happened to the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, an active four star general and two women.

Don't Post That!

By Kevin Wei and Aaliyah Gibson Kevin is a senior Neuqua Valley High School and Aailyah is a senior at Whitney Young Magnet High School. They are s...

Will the Apocalypse Arrive Online?

Karen J. Greenberg | Posted 12.22.2012 | Technology
Karen J. Greenberg

It may sound like a scene from a zombie apocalypse movie, but it could be your life -- a nationwide cyber-version of Ground Zero. Think of it as 9/11/2015.

What Star Wars Teaches Us About Computer Security

Sean Michael Kerner | Posted 10.18.2012 | Technology
Sean Michael Kerner

Many have found inspiration and solace in Star Wars that can apply to the everyday real world, including data security. It teaches us that it is important to protect all the important data that you have with core access control.

Things To Look Out For While Online Shopping, From Trae Bodge (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Are you at risk for credit card theft when you shop online? I was joined by Trae Bodge, Senior Writer for The RetailMeNot Insider, who told me what to...

Is It Safe to Google "Kristen Stewart?" How Hackers Target Celebrity Gossip

Michael Gregg | Posted 10.10.2012 | Technology
Michael Gregg

Whenever a celebrity scandal breaks, like Kristen Stewart's cheating on boyfriend Robert Pattinson, entertainment journalists aren't the only ones scrambling to get the story online -- so are hackers.

How Apple And Amazon Led To An Epic Hacking

www.wired.com | Posted 10.07.2012 | Technology

In the space of one hour, my entire digital life was destroyed. First my Google account was taken over, then deleted. Next my Twitter account was comp...

Do Americans Deserve To Be Hacked?

Daniela Perdomo | Posted 10.02.2012 | Technology
Daniela Perdomo

Three out of five U.S. adults online fear being hacked, but 69% of these same people engage in super-risky behaviors like using the same password everywhere. Why?

Protecting Your Identity in a Digital World

Greg Voakes | Posted 09.23.2012 | Technology
Greg Voakes

It's never easy to think about real-world or online theft, but there things we can do to mitigate the risk.