We need to take responsibility for our own safety online
Going online without understanding the basics of how the internet works is like getting behind the wheel without knowing the road rules: you might still get where you're going, but you could be a danger to ...
Chrome OS thwarts attack attempts in Pwnium challenge
A carry-on that charges your smartphone (and more)
Smart technology is in our homes, cars and phones. And soon, it will power our luggage, thanks in part to University at Buffalo engineering student Martin Diz.
Malware worms its way into more apps, study finds
Malicious software is increasingly making its way into mobile phones through "cloned" versions of popular apps, and software weaknesses in legitimate ones, security researchers said Tuesday.
Supreme Court takes on privacy in digital age
Two U.S. Supreme Court cases about police searches of mobile phones without warrants present vastly different views of the ubiquitous device.
US state home to new mega-warehouse for data
The new billion-dollar epicenter for fighting global cyberthreats sits just south of Salt Lake City, tucked away on a militia base at the foot of snow-capped mountains. The long, squat buildings are filled ...
Online sharing helps hackers sharpen 'spears'
Sharing on social media helps hackers sharpen "spear phishing" attacks they use to trick their way into computers, security experts said Monday.
UN advances Internet privacy resolution (Update)
The U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution sponsored by Brazil and Germany to protect the right to privacy against unlawful surveillance, following months ...
Cyber attack on Europe exposes big flaws in Internet security
A major cyber attack in Europe that apparently was launched from Iran has revealed significant vulnerabilities in the Internet security systems used to authenticate websites for banking, email and e-commerce around the world.
McAfee warns of hacker threat to autos
Cars made smarter with Internet technology are zooming into perilous hacker territory, according to a report by US computer security giant McAfee.
Software helps parents oversee children on Facebook
Internet security firm Check Point on Tuesday launched software that lets parents watch over offspring on Facebook without being "friends" at the online social network.
ElcomSoft undoes Apple's location security fix
Did NSA plant spyware in computers around world? (Update)
Did the National Security Agency plant spyware deep in the hard drives of thousands of computers used by foreign governments, banks and other surveillance targets around the world?
Experts uncover weakness in Internet security
Independent security researchers in California and researchers at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in the Netherlands, EPFL in Switzerland, and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands have found ...