Kristina Forbess

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15 Packing Tips That Will Forever Change Your Toiletry Bag

We're always in for a good packing hack, whether it's the lazy way to stockpile shampoo or the brilliant carry-on bag that feels like you're carrying nothing at all.<p>One of the biggest packing headaches we face is, well, the stuff for our face (and hair, and nails...). Toiletries and bathroom …

Why Home Depot is not the next Target

The Home Depot card breach was bigger than the one that hit Target last holiday shopping season: 56 million credit and debit cards for Home Depot compared to 40 million compromised in the Target hack.<p>But Home Depot is not getting nailed by Wall Street in the way that Target was. In fact, shares of …

Verizon Wireless Service Returns After Brief Outage In Lower Manhattan

In a statement to Business Insider, a Verizon spokesperson said the service disruption began at 4:15 p.m. local time. Everything is working again now.<p>Here's the explanation from a Verizon:<p>At 4:15 p.m. EST this afternoon, we experienced an equipment failure affecting our 1x and 3G voice and data …

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Welcome to the Age of Hacks

Why are we all getting hacked? It's simple economics.<p>Criminals want our data. Yes, even yours. It's more valuable than you think.<p>Celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton are a special case. Hackers target them for nude photos, because their private lives are prized treasure for creeps.<p>For …

7 safety tips from hackers

It's easy to get hacked. And yes, it can happen to you.<p>Follow this advice from actual hackers, and you'll be a lot safer online.<p><b>1. Turn off your phone's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.</b> Hackers are religious about this. Keeping these features "on" all the time makes it easy for strangers to slip into your …

'Bash' bug could let hackers attack through a light bulb

Say hello to the bash bug, a lesson in why Internet-connected devices are inherently unsafe.<p>Computer security researchers have discovered a flaw in the way many devices communicate over the Internet. At its most basic, it lets someone hack every device in your house, business or government building …

Senior NSA official moonlighting for private cybersecurity firm

Patrick Dowd recruited by former NSA director Keith Alexander Unusual for US official to work for private, for-profit company<p>The former director of the National Security Agency has enlisted the US surveillance giant’s current chief technology officer for his lucrative cybersecurity business …

Privacy Questions Emerge for the Social App Whisper