An Australian teen thinks he's got a solution to the world's password problems: Use pictures instead. Currently, most people make easy-to-guess passwords -- and they use the same one across several services.
Companies can't keep your data safe. It's that simple. When Target lost data on some 110 million customers, it recommended them to credit bureau Experian for "identity theft protection," offering to cover
Some popular home Wi-Fi routers use dumb computer chips that let hackers steal your password with a single try. Swiss security researcher Dominique Bongard said many popular routers' computer chips use
Russian criminals have stolen more than 1.2 billion Internet usernames and passwords, and the odds are decent that some of yours might be among them. There's no need to panic at this point -- Hold Security,
United Parcel Service has discovered a computer breach at 51 stores, making Big Brown the latest retailer to lose customer data. UPS (UPS) said that the hacking had escaped detection at stores in 24 states,
No industry has been hit harder by hacking and data breaches than health care. Recent numbers show 90% of health care organizations have exposed their patients' data -- or had it stolen -- in 2012 and
Every month, there’s another major data breach. Criminal hackers steal all sorts of information about you. Here’s what they have. Have you shopped here? Or have accounts on these sites? Select squares
Apple plans to roll out new security features in the coming weeks that are designed to counter the methods used in a mass theft of nude celebrity photos. The company will use email and push notifications
Home Depot confirmed Thursday that hackers exposed 56 million credit and debit cards during its months-long security breach. The company also said it had eliminated the malware behind the attack from payment
Tim Cook is deflecting the conversation with his new statement about privacy. Apple (AAPL) was all over the news earlier this month following the theft of celebrities' nude photos from their iCloud accounts.
It's easy to get hacked. And yes, it can happen to you. Follow this advice from actual hackers, and you'll be a lot safer online. 1. Turn off your phone's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Hackers are religious about
There's yet another Internet bug that threatens to make your private conversations public. The new enemy: "Poodle" attacks. Google (GOOG) security researchers have discovered a weakness in a method for
An especially sneaky type of hack is on the rise. Hackers can infect your computer by piggybacking on Web ads -- even on trusted websites. Hackers are slipping malware into legitimate-looking online advertisements.
It's easy to say Russians are hacking the White House and major U.S. companies. It's harder to prove it. When cybersecurity firms and U.S. government officials attribute attacks to the Russian government
There are more details out about Home Depot's recent security breach, which was worse than first thought. An investigation found that 53 million customer email addresses were taken during the breach, addition
If your Gmail account got hacked, blame your friends. You are 36 times more likely to get scammed if your contacts' accounts have been hacked, according to a study released this week by Google (GOOG).
I had the pleasure of sitting one seat over from Emil Michael at the now-infamous Uber dinner in New York last week. Emil was originally seated next to me and moved over to greet Ben Smith as a guest.
Earlier this month, Google Maps for Android received the requisite Material Design update and tacked on in-app restaurant reservations for good measure (in the US). A new version is rolling out, and with
What a growing body of research reveals about the biology of human happiness—and how to navigate the (temporary) slump in middle age This summer, a friend called in a state of unhappy perplexity. At age