“You can panic,” reads the subject line of one fake sextortion email. Another has a victim’s real password in the subject line, in an attempt to establish authenticity. These low-tech frauds spiked in
Samsung has reminded owners of its smart TVs that they should be regularly scanning for malware using its built in virus scanning software. “Prevent malicious software attacks on your TV by scanning for
A computer science student has scraped seven million Venmo transactions to prove that users’ public activity can still be easily obtained, a year after a privacy researcher downloaded hundreds of millions
What is it about “big data” that resists definition? Today we have myriad competing definitions that each attempt to circumscribe just what it is we mean when we talk about the idea of using “big data”
A federal watchdog says the government should stop relying on the credit agencies to verify the identifies of those using government services. In a report out this week, the the Government Accountability
A Norwegian aluminium producer is recovering after hackers took 22,000 computers offline at 170 different sites around the world. Norsk Hydro refused to cave in to the cyber criminal's demands for money
Amazon Spark, we hardly The shopping social network (a kinda gross concept to start with) disappeared from the internet and Amazon's app some time in the past couple days, according to a report from TechCrunch.
Kat Pitman was settling into her aisle seat on a Southwest Airlines flight from Louisville to Chicago Friday morning, texting her husband, when her iPhone buzzed. She looked down to see an AirDrop request.
Hundreds of active and retired police officers and law enforcement personnel are congregating in private Facebook groups where they engage in open racism, Islamophobia, and even lend support to violent,
Where else could you go for you daily dose of how-tos, like this one about draining washing machines, or 15-minute compilations of cats vomiting? This is what YouTube was made for, and it’s beautiful.
As any cybersecurity aficionado knows, it’s no longer a matter of if you are attacked, but when. Now, a survey has demonstrated that you are also more likely to be hacked if you are using certain services—namely,
As social platforms continue to be threatened by state-sponsored disinformation operations, Google‘s parent company Alphabet has kicked things up a notch. Jigsaw, its side-arm devoted to fighting extremism,
Facebook has uncovered emails that appear to show Mark Zuckerberg’s connection to potentially damaging privacy practices at the company, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The emails were as