It’s Thanksgiving weekend and one of the things we’re undoubtedly thankful for is the ability to go on a massive spending spree immediately after turkey day. Just a little tip — when you’re busy buying, the bad guys are busy stealing.
Security experts say the domain expansion plan has been “rushed,” and we should anticipate a sharp rise in fraud. What steps should consumers and brands take now?
Last week I bought 13 laptops from WalMart.com. There were only two problems: I didn’t buy them, and they weren’t being shipped to my house. I’d been hacked.
While two-factor authentication is a great extra barrier between hackers and you, it wouldn’t have stopped the phishing attack that led to the hack on the AP’s Twitter account.
Jeep’s Twitter account recently told the world that the iconic brand had been “sold to Cadillac.” And Burger King’s account started mysteriously promoting McDonalds. Two high-profile hacks in less than a week means, apparently, that Twitter had to take some action.
It’s time to get your resolutions in for 2013 and while it’d be great to drink more water or get out for a run every morning, you should add getting security savvy to the list.
Facebook serves anti-virus software to over 30 million people through its AV marketplace — a function you probably didn’t realize Facebook had. The company added eight new security companies to the mix today that will provide virus protection and security tools to Facebook users.
Google is working on a possible password-managing tool for future versions of its Chrome browser. ArsTechnica found details of the interesting project on the Chromium Project site.
Is it fair to comb through Craigslist ads looking for people to win over to your own online marketplace?
When Google said yesterday that Jinan, China is the apparent origin of a worrying phishing attack against hundreds of people, including U.S government officials and Chinese human rights activists, it ignored at least two other attack sources referred by the expert who first called attention to that very attack.
Facebook users can now click links from other users with a little more trust. Facebook and crowdsourced website reputation service Web of Trust (WOT) begin collaboration today to give Facebook’s over 500 million users reliable protection against dubious web links.
Imagine browsing the web without having to worry about viruses, spam, and spyware. Imagine you could log in to see your favorite web sites from any location, without being tracked.
Epsilon, the world’s largest provider of permission-based email marketing, has suffered a huge data breach. That means hackers may have swiped customer data belonging to the world’s biggest brands.
The number of exploitable options in computer programs grew by 36 percent in 2010, largely a result of the increased prevalence of Web apps and looming cloud-computing security threats, according to IBM’s X-force security report released Thursday.