Geographical passwords worth their salt
It's much easier to remember a place you have visited than a long, complicated password, which is why computer scientist Ziyad Al-Salloum of ZSS-Research in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, is developing a system he calls geographical ...
Google users warned of threat to smartphone wallets
Users of Google smartphone wallets were being warned on Friday that there is a way to crack pass codes intended to thwart thieves from going on illicit shopping sprees.
Cybercriminals target phones, Android 'most exposed'
Cybercriminals are sneaking a fast-increasing amount of malware into smartphones to steal data or even money, with those running on Google's Android most exposed to security threats, analysts said.
Bank account-draining Zeus gets lots of action in 2013
Tech companies eye security that goes beyond passwords
In late February, a thief or thieves cracked into Evernote's digital vault filled with log-ins, passwords and email addresses belonging to 50 million users. It was a shocking cyberattack considering the Redwood City, Calif., ...
BlackBerry maker out to capitalize on rivals
Research In Motion launched a new software platform Tuesday that lets businesses manage smartphones made by rivals that have been devouring the BlackBerry maker's market share.
Sandia cyber project looks to help IT professionals with complex DNS vulnerabilities
Sandia National Laboratories computer scientist Casey Deccio has developed a visualization tool known as DNSViz to help network administrators within the federal government and global IT community better understand ...
Latest data breach strikes at financial security
(AP) -- Citigroup's disclosure that the names, account numbers and email addresses of 200,000 of its credit card customers were stolen strikes at the core of modern-day financial life - the ways people buy ...
US senators unveil mobile privacy, data theft bills
US senators introduced bills on Wednesday aimed at protecting the privacy of mobile phone users and safeguarding personal information of consumers stored online.
Plastic money: Australia's plastic bills make life difficult for counterfeiters
(PhysOrg.com) -- Counterfeiting money is the "second oldest profession in the world" -- a profession that truly took off with the introduction of paper money. In order to spoil things for counterfeiters, Australia introduced ...
Lookout 'thefties' nab selfies of smartphone thieves
Mobile security startup Lookout is turning smartphones and tablets against gadget thieves with a new feature that—when possible—will snap a picture of the culprit.
Apple pushes digital wallet with Apple Pay
Apple is betting that people want to pay with a tap of the phone rather than a swipe of the card.
Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov
The government's own watchdogs say they tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability.
Get dialed in on how to safeguard your smartphones
Remember the sneaky trick played by software makers? Download a free program and somehow it would automatically install an unwanted "search toolbar" on your computer's Internet browser. That annoying ploy hasn't disappeared ...