Most parents monitor kids on Facebook, study finds
Some two-thirds of American parents monitor their children's Facebook activities, but a large percentage say they trust their youngsters to manage on their own, a study showed Thursday.
Does your password pass muster?
"Create a password" is a prompt familiar to anyone who's tried to buy a book from Amazon or register for a Google account. Equally familiar is that red / yellow / green bar that rates the new password's strength. ...
Cyber crooks tarketing banks-social networks: Cisco
An annual security report being released Tuesday by technology titan Cisco warns that banks and online social networks are prime targets for increasingly sophisticated cyber crooks.
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.
Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review
People with accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the ...
Social site Formspring hacked, passwords disabled
(AP) Social networking site Formspring said Tuesday that it was disabling nearly 30 million registered users' passwords after hundreds of thousands of them were leaked to the Web in their encrypted form.
EU sets up anti-hacker team of IT security experts
The EU said Friday it has set up a new anti-hacker team of cyber fire-fighters after a string of recent attacks, one of which saw 30 million euros' worth of carbon credits stolen.
Twitter 'unintentionally' resets people's passwords
Some people logging onto Twitter on Thursday were greeted with word that their passwords were reset due to concerns their accounts may have been breached by hackers.
Simple passwords key to celebrity iCloud hacking
Cyber-security expert Gerome Billois explains how a "targeted attack" on some iCloud accounts—the Apple online service that stores all types of content—led to the release of nude celebrity photos.
Consumers urged to be vigilant in wake of Zappos cyberattack
(PhysOrg.com) -- As an estimated 24 million Zappos.com customers begin receiving notifications that some of their personal data have been compromised in a massive cyberattack, an Indiana University cybersecurity expert is warning t ...
Nokia developer community hacked
(AP) -- Nokia Corp. says hackers have breached the security on its developer community discussion site and accessed forum members' email addresses.
Spotify breach will require Android app upgrades
Spotify is requiring people listening to its popular music service on Android devices to install new software as a safeguard against a recent security breach.
Facebook protections urged for job seekers, college applicants
In the era of social media where anyone can be famous for 15 minutes - or longer - the challenge of the Digital Age is keeping stuff private.
NY Times says Chinese hacked paper's computers (Update)
Chinese hackers repeatedly penetrated The New York Times' computer systems over the past four months, stealing reporters' passwords and hunting for files on an investigation into the wealth amassed by the family of a top ...