Cybercriminals are experts at duping people into downloading malicious software that can give them access to your personal information and passwords. But there are commonsense steps you can take to avoid
Hackers have exposed the personal information of 110 million Americans -- roughly half of the nation's adults -- in the last 12 months alone. That massive number, tallied for CNNMoney by Ponemon Institute
When the National Security Agency sent a tweet Monday filled with garbled nonwords like "tpfccdlfdtte," the Internet was confused, and intrigued. Was the NSA drunk? Had a cat skittered across someone's
Google is working on the ultimate security and privacy feature. It's called "End-to-End" encryption, and it's the best way to stop anyone from snooping on your emails. Google would turn your emails into
Don't like getting hacked? Sorry, you'd better get used to it. Every few weeks, we learn about another data breach. It's the privacy world's version of an oil spill. A hacker breaks into a company and
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) With all the recent news about government surveillance, corporate cybersecurity failures and large-scale hacks, the task of keeping yourself safe online can seem daunting. There's no
While you were having a latte and hunting for a Tinder date on your local coffee shop's open Wi-Fi, you were giving away your personal information. Want to know how much? Stalker will tell you. Stalker
If you're a Comcast cable customer, your home's private Wi-Fi router is being turned into a public hotspot. It's potentially creepy and annoying. But the upside is Internet everywhere. It's been one year
If anyone knows about cyber surveillance, it's Mary Galligan. Until recently, she led the cyber and special operations team at the FBI's New York office -- the agency's largest surveillance operation.
The power to secretly create government propaganda is among the many hacking tools revealed in the latest batch of Edward Snowden documents. British spies can manipulate online polls -- or trick the world
A new team at Google is aiming to be the cybersecurity superheroes of the Internet. They're looking to exterminate those nasty computer bugs that let hackers and government spies sneak into our computers
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.
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