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Cyber-screwed?

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 09.10.2013 | Technology
SidneyAnne Stone

Let me preface this piece by saying that I love the digital era. I think technology is wonderful and I am in constant awe of how far we have come even...

How to Create and Use Strong and Unique Passwords (PHOTOS)

Larry Magid | Posted 07.31.2013 | Technology
Larry Magid

One of the best ways to protect your online security is to have strong passwords that you change periodically. But that's easier said than done. Create a password that's hard to guess but easy to remember by making up a phrase.

Who Are the Enemies of the Internet?

Christophe Deloire | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Christophe Deloire

Reporters Without Borders has been investigating countries that operate some of the most restrictive and oppressive areas of cyberspace. Syria and Iran join China, Bahrain and Vietnam on top of the list of five spy state. But how do they manage it?

The Most Popular Online Password Is 'Password,' Yet We Blame Our Privacy Problems on Facebook

Jeff Hindenach | Posted 05.15.2013 | Technology
Jeff Hindenach

The passwords you choose, how you treat your smartphone, and what you display on your Facebook page may all seem like second nature, but the truth is you should be actively thinking about your privacy when doing any of these everyday activities.

The Fractious World of Digital Natives, Immigrants and Aliens

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.06.2013 | Impact
Tom Alderman

Now we live in the digital age, a most wondrous time, for sure. But let's be honest, it has also fragmented our already tribal society into yet another counter faction. And that's not so good.

HACKED

AP | Posted 05.03.2013 | Technology

LONDON -- Online note-taking service Evernote Corp. says it has been hacked and is resetting all its 50 million users' passwords as a precaution. The...

Do What I Say, Not What I Do -- Children and Mobile Devices

Christopher Burgess | Posted 05.01.2013 | Parents
Christopher Burgess

Rare is the teen that doesn't have access to a mobile device, be it a smartphone or tablet. Even more rare is the teen that has had a "training" session on how they will use such a device provided by their parent or guardian.

Bad News For Employers Asking For Your Facebook Password

Reuters | Posted 03.02.2013 | Technology

By James B. Kelleher CHICAGO (Reuters) - Employers in California and Illinois will be prohibited from demanding access to workers' pass...

Blackberry To Users: You're Banned From Making Weak Passwords

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.07.2012 | Technology

Blackberry may be losing ground to Apple's iPhone and Google's Android devices. But its struggling parent company is still known for making some of th...

'Password' Is The Most Popular Password Of 2012

Posted 10.25.2012 | Technology

"Password" has topped the list of most popular -- or worst -- passwords of 2012. This week, SplashData released its annual list of the most common...

The World's Least Popular ATM PIN Number

Slate | Posted 09.20.2012 | Technology

How easy would it be for a thief to guess your four-digit PIN? If he were forced to guess randomly, his odds of getting the correct number would be on...

Passwords Are KILLING Me

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 10.28.2012 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

If I can't remember why I went down to the basement, how the hell am I supposed to remember different passwords for Spynergy, eBay, PayPal, Groupon and Rue La La... to name just a few?

What Next for Passwords?

Alistair Niederer | Posted 10.09.2012 | Technology
Alistair Niederer

For years security experts have lectured us about the need to move on from this culture of passwords, but the cries have always been ignored -- perhaps until now.

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?

Going Away? Tips to Protect Your Identity at Home

Women & Co | Posted 09.29.2012 | Money
Women & Co

More than 11.6 million Americans became victims of identity theft in 2011, 13 percent more than in 2010. With a few simple steps, however, you can avoid becoming part of this statistic while you're away from your home.

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.

What To Put In Your Money Survival Kit

Credit.com | Posted 09.18.2012 | Money
Credit.com

To make sure your financial house is truly in order, it's important to keep a back-up of certain documents that can be accessed following a natural disaster or emergency.

5 Password Security Tips for Boomers

Lori McCoy | Posted 09.17.2012 | Fifty
Lori McCoy

It doesn't take a tech expert to tell you that passwords such as "password" and "123456" are just lame.

Yahoo! Hacked: What You Need to Do Now

Shelly Palmer | Posted 09.15.2012 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

On one hand, you want to think that Yahoo! is on top of its own cyber-security. On the other hand, you know its not. So, what do you need to do now?

How to Create and Remember Strong Passwords

Larry Magid | Posted 07.12.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

Coming up with hard-to-guess passwords is hard enough, but it's even harder to have separate passwords for different sites and to remember new ones after you change them.

How To Check If Your Email Was Affected By The Yahoo Breach

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 07.12.2012 | Technology

More details are surfacing about the security breach at Yahoo that led to approximately 450,000 account logins and passwords being revealed online in ...

LinkedIn Reminds Us: A Different Password for Every Site Is Critical

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 08.13.2012 | Technology
Hemanshu Nigam

There is one simple lesson -- if all your passwords are the same on each site you use and someone fraudulently obtains your login info for one site, they will have obtained access to all your sites in one small coup.

How Often Should You Change Your Passwords?, from Jennifer Jolly (WATCH)

Posted 08.26.2013 | MarloThomas

When was the last time you changed your online passwords? Tech expert Jennifer Jolly sat down with me and answered the question that's been on everyon...

WATCH: Resetting Your Password Sucks

Posted 08.07.2012 | Comedy

We've all been there: on the computer, browsing the internet, trying to access some dumb website you haven't used in months when -- oh no -- you can't...

iPad Owners: Beware Of App Store Fraud

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 03.16.2012 | Money

For new iPad owners, a word from those who have come before you: Fraud at Apple's App Store, the brand's virtual mall for digital merchandise, is out ...