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The best mobile apps for taking notes

Whether you're a student taking notes for class this fall or your workday requires that you take notes in meetings, a handy app that makes it easy to jot things down and organize them can be incredibly useful. Even better, with the right note-taking app, you can access your notes on any device so …

This New Card Skimmer Is Almost As Thin As A Credit Card

Good old Brian Krebs has the scoop on a new card skimmer found in Europe. How is it different? It literally fits right into the card slot of any ATM, essentially allowing unfettered access to cards as they slide through. Add in a tiny camera and you’ve got a complete card cloning system.<p>The skimmer …

Gmail smartphone app vulnerable to hackers, researchers say

Researchers have found a weakness in Google’s popular Android operating system that let them hack into Gmail accounts with a 92% success rate.<p>The …

Your Internet security relies on a few volunteers

Last week's Heartbleed Internet bug revealed a startling fact. The software protecting banks, email, social media and government is maintained by only a few people.<p>They're all volunteers. And only one does it as a full-time job.<p>Their labor of love is OpenSSL, a free program that secures a lot of …

Don't be stupid - How not to get hacked - CNNMoney

Cybercriminals are experts at duping people into downloading malicious software that can give them access to your personal information and passwords.<p>But there are commonsense steps you can take to avoid getting hacked:<p>• <b>Avoid bad links:</b> Check where a link is taking you before you click it. Rest your …

Public Wi-Fi is mostly safe from Heartbleed

The Heartbleed Internet bug is still haunting websites worldwide, but it looks like public Wi-Fi is pretty safe.<p>That doesn't mean you should start banking on an open network -- that's still dangerous. However, you can connect your laptop or smartphone at most coffee shops, hotels and airports …

EBay customers must reset passwords after major hack

Hackers quietly broke into eBay two months ago and stole a database full of user information, the online auction site revealed Wednesday.<p>Criminals now have possession of eBay (EBAY) customer names, account passwords, email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers and birth dates.<p>The company …

Google testing super-secure email

Google is working on the ultimate security and privacy feature.<p>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 jumbled code, and the only person who can see the email in plain text is the trusted person on …

Simple tips to avoid getting hacked - Jun. 13, 2014

NEW YORK (CNNMoney)<p>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.<p>There's probably no way to completely avoid the NSA if they've got you in their sights, but fortunately, …

Comcast is turning your home router into a public Wi-Fi hotspot

If you're a Comcast cable customer, your home's private Wi-Fi router is being turned into a public hotspot.<p>It's potentially creepy and annoying. But the upside is Internet everywhere.<p>It's been one year since Comcast (CMCSA) started its monster project to blanket residential and commercial areas …

5 online privacy tips from an ex-FBI agent

If anyone knows about cyber surveillance, it's Mary Galligan.<p>Until recently, she led the cyber and special operations team at the FBI's New York office -- the agency's largest surveillance operation. That included catching hackers like the infamous "Sabu" and using him to hunt down other …

Google Glass wearers can steal your password

Remember the kid who tried to cheat off you by looking over your shoulder to copy your test answers? He's baaaack.<p>But this time he's wearing Google Glass -- and he's after your iPad PIN.<p>Cyber forensics experts at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell have developed a way to steal passwords …

Here's Google's plan to rid the world of cyberattacks

A new team at Google is aiming to be the cybersecurity superheroes of the Internet.<p>They're looking to exterminate those nasty computer bugs that let hackers and government spies sneak into our computers -- not just for Google, but for everyone.<p>The special team is called Google Project Zero. And …

Photos could replace passwords

An Australian teen thinks he's got a solution to the world's password problems: Use pictures instead.<p>Currently, most people make easy-to-guess passwords -- and they use the same one across several services. It's stupidly irresponsible, but the only alternative is remembering dozens of complex …

Wi-Fi flaw gives up your password

Some popular home Wi-Fi routers use dumb computer chips that let hackers steal your password with a single try.<p>Swiss security researcher Dominique Bongard said many popular routers' computer chips use a "random number generator" intended to safeguard your password -- but it turns out those "random" …

You've been hacked! Here's what to do

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.<p>There's no need to panic at this point -- Hold Security, the firm that discovered the theft, says the gang isn't in the business of stealing your bank …

Musical training 'can improve language and reading'

<b>Learning to sing or play a musical instrument can help disadvantaged children improve their reading skills, US research suggests.</b><p>After a year of music lessons, the reading scores of nine and 10-year-olds held steady compared to a dip seen in those who were not taught any music.<p>Another group of …