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Here's Why You Need to Change Your eBay Password Right Now

Here's Why You Need to Change Your eBay Password Right Now

The world's biggest online marketplace has been hacked. Those weird warning messages weren't a false alarm.
U.S. Charges Chinese Officials With Economic Espionage

U.S. Charges Chinese Officials With Economic Espionage

The indictment marks the first time that the U.S. government has brought charges against foreign officials for cyber spying.
The Crazy Things Your Future Credit Cards Will Do (Infographic)

The Crazy Things Your Future Credit Cards Will Do (Infographic)

Tomorrow's credit cards will be replete with high-tech security features like fingerprint unlock, voice control and invisibility, according to this infographic by Richard Branson's Virgin Money.
8 Ways to Protect Yourself From Microsoft's Dangerous Internet Explorer Bug

8 Ways to Protect Yourself From Microsoft's Dangerous Internet Explorer Bug

Take these quick, easy steps to fend off hackers taking advantage of a serious flaw in the popular web browser.
 Keep This In Mind When Buying Your Next Smartphone

Keep This In Mind When Buying Your Next Smartphone

Tech enthusiast Veronica Belmont says this feature is too important not to consider when picking the smartphone that's right for you.
Think Samsung's Fingerprint Scanner Is Foolproof? Think Again.

Think Samsung's Fingerprint Scanner Is Foolproof? Think Again.

The security feature on Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 was tricked. Here's how.
Entrepreneurs Need to Get Serious About Security -- Now

Entrepreneurs Need to Get Serious About Security -- Now

In this video, tech expert Veronica Belmont discusses the one thing business owners need to do better when it comes to technology.
Crafts Chain Michaels Confirms Nearly 3 Million Credit Cards Compromised in Data Breach

Crafts Chain Michaels Confirms Nearly 3 Million Credit Cards Compromised in Data Breach

A security hole allowed data thieves access to some customer card information but not names, addresses or PINs.
The Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Is Coming, But You'll Probably Have to Download It

The Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Is Coming, But You'll Probably Have to Download It

Major manufacturers and wireless carriers have agreed to offer a free opt-in 'kill switch' for smartphones made after July 2015.
How to Create Super-Strong Passwords to Protect Yourself From the 'Heartbleed' Security Bug

How to Create Super-Strong Passwords to Protect Yourself From the 'Heartbleed' Security Bug

This online security hole could affect a sizable portion of the 'secure' web. Here's what you can do to stay safe.
The Threat Lurking in Bringing Your Own Device to Work

The Threat Lurking in Bringing Your Own Device to Work

With the versatility offered by mobile devices comes the risk of cyber theft. Here are five strategies for employers to reduce their exposure.
How to Diversify Your Company and Tackle New Industries

How to Diversify Your Company and Tackle New Industries

Offering related services can bring your firm new customers and added revenue. Here are four tips for making it all happen.
It's D-Day for Windows XP. Here's What Users Need to Do Right Now.

It's D-Day for Windows XP. Here's What Users Need to Do Right Now.

If your computer still runs on Windows XP, you're about to become an easier target for cyber thieves.
5 Reasons BYOD for Travel Is Here to Stay

5 Reasons BYOD for Travel Is Here to Stay

If you don't let your employees use their own devices on the road, you are missing a chance to boost productivity.
Why Microsoft Is Thankful for a 5-Year-Old Xbox Fan

Why Microsoft Is Thankful for a 5-Year-Old Xbox Fan

A little boy discovered a major security loophole in the product, something people 10 times his age didn't notice.
Yahoo Unveils Massive New Encryption Scheme to Protect Users

Yahoo Unveils Massive New Encryption Scheme to Protect Users

Online privacy champion Alex Stamos is making it a lot tougher for hackers and spies to snoop around Yahoo's insides. Here’s what you need to know.
Tinder Users Lured by Sexy Spam Bots Peddling 'Castle Clash' Game

Tinder Users Lured by Sexy Spam Bots Peddling 'Castle Clash' Game

Something fishy (more like spammy) is going on at Tinder. Here's the inside scoop from one not so satisfied user.
Here's One Big Reason Mobile Carriers Don't Want a 'Kill Switch' on Smartphones

Here's One Big Reason Mobile Carriers Don't Want a 'Kill Switch' on Smartphones

A new report shows how many billions of dollars companies such as Verizon and AT&T could lose each year if smartphone theft decreases.
3 Biometrics Startups Heating Up the Password Security Race

3 Biometrics Startups Heating Up the Password Security Race

A look at the young companies making it possible to unlock your tech with your face, heart, finger and voice.
In South Korea, Parents to Be Alerted When Kids Receive Texts With Curse Words

In South Korea, Parents to Be Alerted When Kids Receive Texts With Curse Words

Aiming to clamp down on cyber bullying, the South Korean government will introduce a service that notifies parents if their children receive a text containing foul language.
Tumblr Gets a Security Upgrade

Tumblr Gets a Security Upgrade

The blogging platform added two-factor authentication to protect users from hack attacks
Jimmy Carter: I Send Snail Mail for Fear of NSA Surveillance

Jimmy Carter: I Send Snail Mail for Fear of NSA Surveillance

The 39th U.S. president and Nobel Peace Prize winner has a bone to pick with the NSA.
This Startup Wants You to Know When a Cyberattack Is Coming

This Startup Wants You to Know When a Cyberattack Is Coming

Google Ventures-backed ThreatStream has developed a real-time intel-sharing system that lets institutions detect and fight against cyber threats.
Coinbase Snags Top Tech Execs From Facebook, Amazon

Coinbase Snags Top Tech Execs From Facebook, Amazon

The rising wallet service's major new hires show that the business of Bitcoin is big enough to attract top tech talent.
Disposable Phone Numbers Are So Hot Right Now

Disposable Phone Numbers Are So Hot Right Now

The venture capital money came pouring in for Burner, a mobile app that doles out disposable phone numbers for calling and texting.

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