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Gerry Smith

Forget Stealing Credit Cards, Now Hackers Just Straight-Up Blackmail You

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.28.2014 | Technology

While hackers tried to get rich by stealing millions of credit cards from Target, other cybercriminals have quietly tried another method to make a qui...

International Corporate Volunteering: Profitable for Multinational Corporations

Alice Korngold | Posted 05.07.2014 | Business
Alice Korngold

People from multinational corporations head off and volunteer for weeks or months in another country, leaving their work behind for others to do. Building a better world is good for business.

Should We Blame Russia for the Target Breach?

Michael Gregg | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology
Michael Gregg

Some of the most notorious malware that's targeted U.S. consumers, banks and retailers over the past few years has originated from Russia or former Soviet states.

Beware: Cybercrooks Are Becoming More Sophisticated

Michael L. Berman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

More attacks, more malicious websites and more vulnerability on the part of the average computer user.

Notorious Chinese Hacking Group Found

Reuters | Jim Finkle | Posted 11.17.2013 | Technology

By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - Computer security experts have discovered a group of highly sophisticated computer hackers operating f...

Why Your Next Phone Will Include Fingerprint, Facial, and Voice Recognition

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 06.01.2013 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

In some ways, it's a marvel that even half of consumers bother to lock their phones. You would think the benefits would be obvious enough: by entering a few numbers, you can achieve a basic level of protection from prying eyes.

Gerry Smith

Why Antivirus Software Didn't Save The New York Times From Hackers

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.31.2013 | Technology

There is a booming industry that sells computer security products to consumers and businesses. But antivirus companies have a problem: Their software ...

The Boardroom Series: You're on the Board... Now What?

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

The bottom line is this: Stretching yourself too thin will not allow you to put your best foot forward and splitting your time between too many boards can prove to be very challenging (even for the most experienced board members).

3 More Computer Viruses Made By The U.S. Government?

Reuters | Jim Finkle | Posted 11.17.2012 | Technology

By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - Researchers have found evidence suggesting that the United States may have developed three previously ...

Are Porn Sites Or Religious Sites Riskier For Web Users? (The Answer Will Surprise You)

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 05.02.2012 | Technology

The Internet, it seems, is always full of surprises. According to a report released on April 30 by security software firm Symantec, religious and i...

Security Firm Warns Customers Of Product Vulnerable To Hacking

Reuters | Jim Finkle | Posted 03.26.2012 | Technology

By Jim Finkle (Reuters) - Symantec Corp took the rare step of advising customers to stop using one of its products, saying its pcAnywhe...

Symantec Admits Source Code Was Stolen Years Ago

Reuters | Jim Finkle | Posted 03.18.2012 | Technology

By Jim Finkle (Reuters) - Symantec Corp said a 2006 breach led to the theft of the source code to its flagship Norton security software...

Hacker Threatens To Expose Stolen Security Secrets

Reuters | Posted 03.14.2012 | Technology

(Reuters) - A computer hacker said on Friday it would release the source code for Symantec Corp's Norton antivirus software, citing a lawsuit that had...

Major Security Breach At Antivirus Software Company

Reuters | Nicola Leske | Posted 03.07.2012 | Technology

By Nicola Leske (Reuters) - Symantec Corp, the top maker of security software, said hackers had exposed a chunk of its source code, whi...

Teachers: Beware of 'Cyberbaiting'

Larry Magid | Posted 01.17.2012 | Education
Larry Magid

(Credit: Symantec) A study from Symantec found that 21% of teachers had either been cyberbaited or knew a teacher who had. Cyberbaiting, accordi...

REPORT: Top Chemical Firms Targeted In Giant Cyberattack

Posted 12.31.2011 | Technology

By Jim Finkle (Reuters) - At least 48 chemical and defense companies were victims of a coordinated cyber attack that has been traced to a man i...

Gerry Smith

Researchers Find New Malware That Resembles Stuxnet Worm

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.18.2011 | Technology

Security researchers say they have discovered a new piece of malware that closely resembles the sophisticated computer worm that sabotaged Iran's nucl...

Even Savvy Shoppers Can Get Scammed -- Tips for the Holiday Shopping Season

David Gorodyansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Gorodyansky

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Well, it's supposed to be, but as holiday shopping amps up online, so does the threat of identity theft.

Most Hacking Victims Blame Themselves: Symantec

nytimes.com | ROBERT MCMILLAN of IDG News Service\San Francisco Bureau, IDG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Just under two-thirds of all Internet users have been hit by some sort of cybercrime, and while most of them are angry about it, a surprisingly large ...

Experts: 'State-sponsored' Worm Aimed at Power Plants & Gas-Pipelines

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

Worm can attack control systems used by power plants and other facilities (Credit: Bigod via Flickr Creative Commons) Experts from leading security ...

Top 13 Dangerous Cities Vulnerable To Cybercrime (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Symantec, a leading developer of PC security software like Norton Antivirus, has compiled a list of the top 50 riskiest US cities that are the most vu...

Kids' Top Searches In 2009: Porn, Sex, YouTube Top The List

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

According to research by Symantec, "porn", "sex" and "YouTube" were among the most popular search terms queried by kids, ages 18-and-under, in 2009. ...

Business America Lights a Candle for Copenhagen

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan A. Schein

There are many in the corporate realm who "get it" -- that's why they're finding new and innovative ways to combat climate change.

Hogwash Alert: How to Survive the Pandemic of Swine Flu Scams and Swindle

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ben Sherwood

Long before you'd ever come down with swine flu, you'll be exposed to another kind of virus sweeping the world: A global outbreak of online scams preying on your fears of the so-called aporkalypse.

John Thompson, Commerce Secretary? Symantec CEO Top Contender

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It has emerged that John Thompson, former CEO of the software company Symantec Corp., is the likely choice for Obama's Commerce Secretary, filling the...