Security Measures Besides antivirus protection, a password manager is the most important security tool you can use—if you know what to look for and what to avoid.
Security Measures Antivirus software ain't what it used to be. As the threats to our PC security evolve, we need new solutions that can keep up. Here's what the future of protection looks like.
Security Measures Now that the FBI's proven you can hack into an iPhone, the question is whether that vulnerability should be revealed to protect users--or kept secret so it can be used again. Here's what experts argued at a recent Congressional meeting.
Security Measures You may love your messaging app, but your messaging app may not love your security. These are the features to look for to protect yourself.
Security Measures Ransomware attackers have a good thing going: Lock or encrypt your PC remotely, then demand money to release it. Unfortunately, greed is driving them to do the one thing they shouldn't do if they want the cash to keep flowing.
Security Measures Piecing together a full financial and medical profile—a so-called "fullz"—is how hackers turn your data into dollars. We talk to the experts about the fullz problem and what you can do about it.
Security Measures Maybe you know not to plug strange USB drives into your computer, but trends indicate that most people think nothing of it. Here's how security experts keep USB malware at bay.
Security Measures Criminals file for fraudulent tax refunds using consumers' information. Law firms are being hacked. The trend is clear: People have to worry about the security of their third parties. Lessons for consumers on what they should do to check out their providers' security.
Security Measures When the FBI paid someone to crack the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, it didn’t just deftly bypass Apple’s objections. It also made the public aware of the business side of hacking—a business that is apparently as lucrative as it is discreet.
Security Measures Google has tried and largely failed so far to make encryption a standard on Android phones, an increasingly uncomfortable situation now that they're targets for law enforcement.
Security Measures We know passwords are a pain. We're not expecting miracles. But these tips can keep you from the dumbest mistakes. .
Security Measures It just takes one lost laptop to ruin a company's security. Some firms have solid plans for managing the risk. Does yours?
Security Measures In the past, if you had a backup of your files, you could avoid paying ransomware. Malware developers claimed to have added a new twist, threatening to publish the data of anyone who has not paid.
Security Measures Caller ID is easy to spoof and it’s leading to a host of real threats, from account recovery fraud to marketing scams to malicious pranks resulting in SWAT teams showing up at a victim's door.
Security Measures Online attackers are increasingly targeting websites to make a statement, send spam or flood someone else’s network. Protecting your online brand requires vigilance.
Security Measures More than a billion phones will be equipped with near-field communications technology in 2015, potentially opening up new vectors for attack.