Security

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
6 Low-Tech Ways to Reduce Shoplifting
Growth Strategies

6 Low-Tech Ways to Reduce Shoplifting

Lighting and personal greetings are among the low-tech ways you and can make your store less attractive to thieves.
Jennifer Goforth Gregory
This One Stat Will Make You Never Want to Use an ATM Again
Security

This One Stat Will Make You Never Want to Use an ATM Again

Debit-card security compromises at ATMs were up this year -- by a lot.
Daniel Roberts
Your Apple Watch May Not Be as Safe as You Think
Theft Prevention

Your Apple Watch May Not Be as Safe as You Think

The new smartwatch lacks a key feature other devices from the company have that help deter theft.
Cadie Thompson
'Venom' Vulnerability: Serious Computer Bug Shatters Cloud Security
Security

'Venom' Vulnerability: Serious Computer Bug Shatters Cloud Security

Security researchers have discovered a critical flaw that allows attackers to move freely across virtual machines.
Robert Hackett
These 5 Companies Are Growing as Large as the Online Security Threat
Security

These 5 Companies Are Growing as Large as the Online Security Threat

The tenacity and resourcefulness of cyber criminals is fueling continuous growth for protection services.
Murray Newlands
6 Surprising Places Hackers Hide
Security

6 Surprising Places Hackers Hide

The innocent items that might let hackers into your home or business.
Nina Zipkin