News and Articles About Security

Google-Owned Nest Buys Dropcam, a Home-Monitoring Startup, for $555 Million
Connected home

Google-Owned Nest Buys Dropcam, a Home-Monitoring Startup, for $555 Million

The deal signals that the connected home industry is rife with potential and gaining tremendous steam.
Geoff Weiss
Why Security Should Be Top of Mind When Creating a Business
Security

Why Security Should Be Top of Mind When Creating a Business

Because startup founders can be slow to install safeguards against cyber attacks, criminals often target new companies.
Joe Ross
PF Chang's Confirms Credit-Card Breach
Security

PF Chang's Confirms Credit-Card Breach

The restaurant chain has moved to a manual credit-card imprinting system in the wake of a security breach.
Facebook Lets Users Determine the Ads They Want to See
Privacy concerns

Facebook Lets Users Determine the Ads They Want to See

The social giant is letting users modify their ad profiles while also gaining more information about them.
Nina Zipkin
Twitter's TweetDeck Returns After Security Issue Derailment
Security

Twitter's TweetDeck Returns After Security Issue Derailment

Popular social-media tool gets hit by hackers sending strange messages.
Jason Fell
 5 Steps to Keeping Your Private Communications Secure
Security

5 Steps to Keeping Your Private Communications Secure

Control where your company emails go, how long they're seen and retrieve them when necessary -- even after you hit send.
John Ackerly
Oklahoma Company Creates Bulletproof Blanket to Protect Kids During School Shootings
Inventions

Oklahoma Company Creates Bulletproof Blanket to Protect Kids During School Shootings

The backpack-like bulletproof shield may represent one of the most tragically apropos inventions of our time.
Geoff Weiss
New iOS 8 Feature Can Help You Find a Lost iPhone, Is Also Kind of Creepy
Security

New iOS 8 Feature Can Help You Find a Lost iPhone, Is Also Kind of Creepy

Lost your phone? Bummer. But Apple has one more way for you to locate it.
Jason Fell
Why Your Credit Card Company Wants to Replace Magnetic Strips With Microchips
Security

Why Your Credit Card Company Wants to Replace Magnetic Strips With Microchips

Magnetic strip credit cards will soon be extinct in the U.S. Here's the technology that will replace them and what you need to know about it.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Here's Why You Need to Change Your eBay Password Right Now
Security

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.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
U.S. Charges Chinese Officials With Economic Espionage
Legal Center

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.
Geoff Weiss
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The Crazy Things Your Future Credit Cards Will Do (Infographic)
Technology

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.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
8 Ways to Protect Yourself From Microsoft's Dangerous Internet Explorer Bug
Security

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.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
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 Keep This In Mind When Buying Your Next Smartphone
Smartphones

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.
Jason Fell