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Mobile users rely on simple security methods, report says

With IT not requiring safer pass codes and device usability a factor, finding of 80 percent of users choosing convenience not surprising

security

Password thieves target blogs, content management sites

Hackers are increasingly turning to brute force attacks aimed at snaring credentials.

Samsung Ativ Book 7 review: The look is fine; the feel is not

The Samsung Ativ Book 7 has a high-resolution touchscreen display and fabulous battery life, but its keyboard will drive touch-typists bonkers.

Email security strongest from social media, report reveals

One in seven emails from financial brands poses risks to consumers, a study suggests.

Denial-of-Service attacks trend to bigger scope, shorter times

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are getting bigger, but their duration are getting shorter, according to an analysis released last week by Arbor Networks.

sms phishing

SMS spam intensifies, ranging from pesky to perilous

'Over-the-top' services are used to disguise text spam campaigns by sending a few messages from many phone numbers.

smartphone malware

Spam blizzards sometimes seed malware, AppRiver study warns

Distributed Spam Distraction attacks may last up to 24 hours, and inundate an inbox with as many as 60,000 messages, AppRiver report notes in a report.

sms phishing

SMS spam borrows from email phishing with empty promises

Texting scams continue to increase, with scammers using come-ons similar to the phishing techniques used in spam email for years.

Data breaches caused mostly by negligence and glitches, study finds

Almost two-thirds of data breaches in 2012 could be attributed to negligence or human error and system glitches, reported the eighth annual Ponemon Global Cost of a Data Breach study.

Android users spend 20% less time in apps than Apple users, study reports

Recent numbers by a market research firm show that Android users appear to spend 20 percent less time using their apps than iOS users spend.

AT&T, other carriers accept orders for BlackBerry's Q10 smartphone

BlackBerry's Q10, the company’s new smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard, is finally appearing in U.S. retail channels. AT&T is the latest carrier to start taking pre-orders for the phone.

FreedomPop to roll out free mobile voice service

The carrier will add 200 free voice minutes (via VoIP) to a current plan that gives FreedomPop users 500MB of data for free.

Swedish wind farm to to power Google data center in Finland

Google expands initiative to power its data centers with renewable energy.

Yahoo Mail redesign becomes permanent, privacy issues surface

The new Yahoo privacy agreement allows the company to scan your email for information to create targeted advertisements.

browsers

In fog of browser wars, the victor varies with the metrics

NetMarketShare says Microsoft's IE is top dog, while StatCounter crowns Chrome the king in the competitive browser market.