US offers rewards for Romanian pair in online scam
US officials on Tuesday added suspected online fraudster Nicolae Popescu to its most-wanted list of cyber criminals and put a price on his head.
Quantum physics could make secure, single-use computer memories possible
(Phys.org) —Computer security systems may one day get a boost from quantum physics, as a result of recent research from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Computer scientist Yi-Kai ...
Security firm finds 300,000 home routers hacked
Microsoft suggests new approach for users to manage web passwords
Bank account-draining Zeus gets lots of action in 2013
Hacker 'command' servers seized in US: Microsoft (Update)
Microsoft on Monday said that cyber crime "command" servers in two US states were seized in an ongoing campaign to sever online crooks from infected computers used as virtual henchmen.
Gambling for good can increase low income saving by 25 per cent
Low income households could increase their savings by over 25 per cent if bank accounts with a regular lottery prize for depositors were introduced in Australia, University of Sydney economists have found.
More hackers targeting mobile phones to get bank info, survey says
Hackers are increasingly targeting mobile phones to get into bank accounts of victims and steal money, security researchers said Tuesday.
Trying to save more? Consolidate your bank accounts, researcher says
(Phys.org) —We all know we should save some money for a rainy day. Of course, that's easier said than done when you really, really want that new iPhone. Or that new designer jacket. Or both. But a University of Kansas researcher ...
Battling Botnets With An Awesome OS
(PhysOrg.com) -- Despite security software, patches and updates, your computer remains threatened by attack and takeover from hackers and cyber-criminals who will turn your PC into their networked robot -- or "bot" -- creating ...
Megaupload's Kim Dotcom denied bail in New Zealand
Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom will stay behind bars awaiting possible extradition to the United States after a New Zealand judge Wednesday said the Internet millionaire poses a serious flight risk.
Hackers hit bank. Is your money safe anywhere?
Hackers stole personal information from millions of JPMorgan Chase customers this summer, in one of the biggest breaches of a financial company.
Russian man who created SpyEye pleads guilty (Update)
A Russian man pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge Tuesday after federal authorities say he created a computer program that has been used to drain bank accounts.
Without safeguards, smart home can be a dumb choice, expert says
Smart technology can perform all sorts of tasks in our homes. Turn on our lights. Unlock our doors. Crank up our thermostats. And quite possibly, give someone access to our valuables or our bank accounts.