Cyber Attacks

The Director of the FBI Puts a Piece of Tape Over His Laptop Webcam. Should You?
Cyber Attacks

The Director of the FBI Puts a Piece of Tape Over His Laptop Webcam. Should You?

Cyber security experts chime in on whether this is a smart move or over-the-top paranoia.
Dan Bova
Adobe Issues Emergency Update to Flash After Ransomware Attacks
Adobe

Adobe Issues Emergency Update to Flash After Ransomware Attacks

The software maker urged the more than 1 billion users of Flash on Windows, Mac, Chrome and Linux computers to update the product as quickly as possible.
Deeply Divided White House Will Not Support Encryption Legislation
Legislation

Deeply Divided White House Will Not Support Encryption Legislation

The political debate over the limits of encryption rages on.
Meet the Middlemen Who Connect Hackers for Hire With Corporate America
Hackers

Meet the Middlemen Who Connect Hackers for Hire With Corporate America

Hackers are a company's best last line of defense, and paying them to find security vulnerabilities is an increasingly common practice among all manner of companies, from Uber to GM.
Catherine Clifford
Verizon Hacked, With Data of 1.5 Million Customers Stolen
Cyber Attacks

Verizon Hacked, With Data of 1.5 Million Customers Stolen

The seller priced the entire package at $100,000, but offered to sell it off in parts of 100,000 records for $10,000 apiece.
Wireless Mice Leave Billions at Risk of Computer Hack, Cyber Security Firm Says
Cyber Attacks

Wireless Mice Leave Billions at Risk of Computer Hack, Cyber Security Firm Says

'This would be the same as if the attacker was sitting at your computer typing on the computer.'
Adele Latest Celeb to Be Hacked, With Private Photos Online
Hackers

Adele Latest Celeb to Be Hacked, With Private Photos Online

A fan alerted the singer's management team after personal photos were posted in a closed Facebook group.
John McAfee Slams the NSA: 'A Paranoid, Insane Government Cannot Govern a People.'
Entrepreneur Network

John McAfee Slams the NSA: 'A Paranoid, Insane Government Cannot Govern a People.'

The anti-virus pioneer says that U.S. intelligence officials need to stop spying on citizens and start protecting them from true enemies.
Entrepreneur Network
Cyber Criminals Snap Up Expired Domains to Serve Malicious Ads
Cyber Attacks

Cyber Criminals Snap Up Expired Domains to Serve Malicious Ads

Users visiting the websites of the New York Times, Newsweek, BBC and AOL, among others, may have installed malware on their computers if they clicked on the malicious ads.
Software Company Hacks Sex Toy to Illustrate Growing Cybersecurity Risks
Cybersecurity

Software Company Hacks Sex Toy to Illustrate Growing Cybersecurity Risks

A Trend Micro spokesman said, 'If I hack a vibrator it's just fun. But if I can get to the back-end, I can blackmail the manufacturer.'
In First-Ever Campaign, Hackers Target Apple Users With Ransomware
Cyber Attacks

In First-Ever Campaign, Hackers Target Apple Users With Ransomware

Security experts estimate that ransoms total hundreds of millions of dollars a year from cyber criminals, who typically target Windows users.
Sorry, Your Business Will Never Be Safe. But Here's What You Can Do About It.
Cybersecurity

Sorry, Your Business Will Never Be Safe. But Here's What You Can Do About It.

It doesn't take much to introduce a base layer of security in your small business -- so why allow your operation to be vulnerable a moment longer?
Larry Alton
Los Angeles Hospital Paid Hackers $17,000 Ransom in Bitcoins
Cyber Attacks

Los Angeles Hospital Paid Hackers $17,000 Ransom in Bitcoins

Paying the ransom was the "quickest and most efficient way" of regaining access to the affected systems, hospital president said.
Digital Pickpockets Are Now Targeting Your Smartphone
Cybercrime

Digital Pickpockets Are Now Targeting Your Smartphone

Here are eight ways to protect your phone from crafty cybercriminals.
Gary Davis