security: End user/client security
Two-factor authentication is a good step. But for securing many sites, Twitter included, it's not enough.
Cybersecurity bill's backers portray threat intelligence sharing as a panacea, but yet again ignore the potential privacy and security downsides.
Passwords keep proliferating, but do new technologies and approaches offer an alternative? Maybe.
Today's security software wastes valuable time by delivering data dumps, rather than focusing on trends. But you can create your own visualizations.
Eccentric antivirus firm founder John McAfee says he tricked people with spyware -- using free laptops. Social engineering attacks remain cheap,...
But Facebook should be looking at why the notice went viral.
Lawmakers, now reminded of their own vulnerability, need to strengthen email privacy protections. Companies need to do more to help customers...
From infrastructure to tech education, here's what I want to see on the to-do list for the next four years.
Apple, Amazon, and other vendors need to come up with better ways to safeguard accounts against social engineering attacks. But users must help.
What will it take for cloud service providers to overhaul their customer identification mechanisms and finally get serious about social...
May 20, 2013
Color-coded password-strength meters nudge users to improve the strength of their important passwords, but have little effect on unimportant ones,...
May 20, 2013
Defense Department and Google pilot test seeks more secure ways to authenticate users on commercial cloud services.
May 17, 2013
Syrian hackers claim to battle American imperialism, media bias and Angelina Jolie.
May 13, 2013
Readers detail "frozen DNS Trojan" cold calls and "repairs" that lead to $882 in unauthorized wire transfers.
May 09, 2013
Satire site The Onion details multi-pronged Twitter account takeover strategies used by hacktivists.
May 07, 2013
To improve detection of database breaches, businesses should store multiple fake passwords and monitor attempts to use them, according to...
May 02, 2013
Twitter memo warns of ongoing account takeover attempts, urges media businesses to prepare. Should Twitter be doing more?
May 01, 2013
Tired of being stuck in password hell? Consider these password managers that balance security with convenience.
May 01, 2013
LivingSocial.com is one of the latest in a long line of "big scores" by hackers.
April 26, 2013
Update to 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act would require police to demonstrate probable cause before accessing someone's email or stored...
Mobile networks, banks, energy companies and other critical infrastructure providers could be required to report all breaches to EU authorities.
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