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Samsung Caught Blocking Windows Security Updates
Security

Samsung Caught Blocking Windows Security Updates

Turns out you may be at risk if you're running Windows 8.1 on a Samsung computer.
Facebook Nabs Yahoo Exec as New Chief Security Officer
Facebook

Facebook Nabs Yahoo Exec as New Chief Security Officer

The position was vacated by Joe Sullivan who left Facebook in April to join Uber.
Report: All Industries Fail at Cybersecurity
Security

Report: All Industries Fail at Cybersecurity

Can you guess which one fails the worst?
Identify and Stop Rogue Employees Before They Become a Security Threat
Security

Identify and Stop Rogue Employees Before They Become a Security Threat

There are three types of rogue employees: The Innovative, The Bad and The Lazy. Here's how you can identify and stop them in their tracks.
Troy Moreland
One of the Most Popular Password Security Companies Was Hacked
Security

One of the Most Popular Password Security Companies Was Hacked

You should probably change your LastPass password, ASAP.
Amazon Invents an Ear-Scanning Smartphone
Far Out Tech

Amazon Invents an Ear-Scanning Smartphone

The idea is to take-on Apple's Touch ID.
Picture This: Emoji Passwords
Emoji

Picture This: Emoji Passwords

A British security firm claims that emoji passwords are easier to remember and more secure than traditional PIN numbers.
Laura Entis
FCC Chief Urges Mobile Industry to Install Anti-Theft Protections on Devices by Default
Mobile

FCC Chief Urges Mobile Industry to Install Anti-Theft Protections on Devices by Default

The current mandate over such features is defined by disparate state laws.
Geoff Weiss
U.S. Tech Industry Appeals to Obama to Keep Hands Off Encryption
Security

U.S. Tech Industry Appeals to Obama to Keep Hands Off Encryption

The companies say new policies would weaken increasingly sophisticated encryption systems designed to protect consumers' privacy.
Big U.S. Data Breaches Offer Treasure Trove for Hackers
Security

Big U.S. Data Breaches Offer Treasure Trove for Hackers

A flood of attacks by suspected Chinese hackers have been aimed at grabbing personal data, industrial secrets and weapons plans from government and private computers.
U.S. Officials Report Massive Breach of Federal Personnel Data
Security

U.S. Officials Report Massive Breach of Federal Personnel Data

A foreign entity or government is believed to be behind the cyber attack.
Everett Rosenfeld
How Secure Is Your Small Business? 5 Tips to Protect Against Modern Cyber Attacks.
Cyber Attacks

How Secure Is Your Small Business? 5 Tips to Protect Against Modern Cyber Attacks.

Small- and midsized businesses are being targeted, just like the big guys.
John Mason
Apple Finds Bug That Causes iPhones to Crash
Security

Apple Finds Bug That Causes iPhones to Crash

All it takes is a specific string of text.
IRS Hack Affects More Than 100,000 Taxpayers
Security

IRS Hack Affects More Than 100,000 Taxpayers

While its main computer was unaffected, the agency has shut down the breached application.
Nina Zipkin