Few more days until PlayStation Network restored
Sony said Tuesday that it will be at least a few more days before it restores the PlayStation Network, which has been offline since it was targeted by by hackers last month.
Strong protection for weak passwords
(PhysOrg.com) -- The combination of simple codes and Captchas, which are even more encrypted using a chaotic process, produces effective password protection.
TripAdvisor email list hacked, passwords secure
TripAdvisor said Thursday that hackers had stolen a portion of the online travel site's email list and warned members of the possibility of receiving junk mail messages.
Study reveals security weaknesses in file-sharing methods used in clinical trials
Patients who participate in clinical trials expect that their personal information will remain confidential, but a recent study led by Dr. Khaled El-Emam, Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information at the CHEO ...
Password retrieval in lost or stolen iPhones/iPads takes six minutes (w/ Video)
Gawker hack underscores flaws with passwords
The fallout from a hacking attack on Gawker Media Inc. a week ago underscores a basic security risk of living more of our lives online: Using the same username and password for multiple sites is convenient, but costly.
Spam attack hits Twitter, tied to Gawker breach
(AP) -- A spam attack on Twitter shows why it's wise to use different passwords for Internet accounts.
Computer virus 'mastermind' arrested in Armenia
Dutch authorities announced Tuesday the arrest in Armenia of the alleged mastermind behind a computer virus crime group whose server network was dismantled in the Netherlands a day earlier.
Google tightening privacy leash on its employees
(AP) -- Google Inc. is tightening its privacy leash on employees in an effort to ensure they don't intrude on people while the Internet search leader collects and stores information about its users.
Facebook tightens security for members on the move
US Facebook fans inclined to connect with the leading social networking site while out and about have a couple of new security tools at their disposal.
Dozens charged in NY in global computer virus scam
(AP) -- Hackers in eastern Europe who used computer viruses to steal usernames and passwords teamed up with foreign students who opened bank accounts in the U.S. to snatch at least $3 million from American bank accounts, ...
Child's 'mental number line' affects memory for numbers
As children in Western cultures grow, they learn to place numbers on a mental number line, with smaller numbers to the left and spaced further apart than the larger numbers on the right. Then the number line changes to become ...
Why do consumers disclose sensitive information to shady-looking websites?
Many consumers need help recognizing when their privacy is compromised, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
Cameron Diaz tops list of riskiest celeb searches
(AP) -- If you're looking for Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts or Jessica Biel online, look out!