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  • Three ways to use BitTorrent Sync to share your files without the cloud

    By Ian Paul | 27 August, 2014 03:27

    On Tuesday, BitTorrent (the company) launched Sync 1.4, a brand new version of its peer-to-peer file syncing app that makes sharing folders with others a breeze. We have an in-depth hands-on with Sync 1.4 that will teach you how to use the app if you're not familiar with it.

  • You've fallen for a scam! Now what?

    By Lincoln Spector | 16 June, 2014 22:55

    Cybercriminals tricked Fred into giving away sensitive information. Now he wants to know how "to mitigate this situation?"

  • Get two-factor authentication on the desktop with Authy

    By Ian Paul | 22 May, 2014 04:10

    One of the best security precautions you can take to protect your online accounts is to enable two-factor authentication on any service that supports it. This requires you to enter a short, one-time code to access your online accounts after you've entered your password.

  • Save your Internet bacon with two-factor authentication

    By Nick Mediati | 30 October, 2013 19:00

    Anyone who's paid attention to computer security over the past few years will probably tell you that your password isn't enough. Passwords are often awkward and hard to remember--leading people to use the same password for multiple sites--and if someone gets a hold of your login credentials, they can wreak havoc with your personal information. Not good.

  • Easy ways to protect your Android phone

    By Armando Rodriguez | 19 September, 2013 13:27

    Your Android phone not only enables you to do nearly everything online, but also allows you to carry your life in your pocket. Although having all that information in a single location and always on hand may be especially convenient, it makes for an appealing target to thieves and hackers. But you're not defenseless: You can take a number of steps and precautions to ensure that your stuff stays safe.

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  • Is the open floor plan trend a data security headache?

    By Larry Ponemon | 26 August, 2014 03:30

    Today, more and more businesses are foregoing the traditional design setup of cubicles and closed-off offices for an open floor plan. Companies like Facebook and Google market their open-office floor plans to potential employees, touting that the design allows workers to work closely together and fosters a culture of collaboration.

  • Bad bots on the rise: A look at mobile, social, porn, and spam bots.

    By David Geer | 01 May, 2014 03:41

    From 2012 to 2013, Incapsula, a website security firm focusing on CDN solutions as load balancing, found that bot traffic went from consisting of 51 percent to 61.5 percent of all Internet traffic, a 10.5-percent increase. Thirty-one percent of those bots are malicious, according to data from the report.

  • Trust issue looms large for tech companies capitalizing on personal data

    By Marc Ferranti | 06 March, 2014 22:06

    As tech companies increasingly rely on analyzing and selling user data to boost revenue, trust is emerging as one of the defining issues of the year for the IT sector.

  • Security showdown 2014: And the winner is ...

    By Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | 30 January, 2014 14:19

    Free programs will take you only so far in protecting against viruses, malware, ransomware, especially now that phones and tablets are as commonly targeted as PCs. Many suites promise to protect you, but only a few offer comprehensive security with minimal hassle.

  • Parsing PRISM denials: Could everyone be telling the truth?

    By Mark Sullivan | 08 June, 2013 10:40

    A day after The Washington Post and Guardianpublished bombshell revelations that America's biggest tech companies are allowing the U.S. government to constantly monitor highly personal data contained in their servers, the facts remain fuzzy and somewhat fluid--and the statements of the parties involved don't add up.

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  • Facebook Secures Remote Access and Speeds Citrix XenApp Applications

    Facebook, the world’s largest social networking site, needed to ensure that its remote access portal and Citrix XenApp virtual application environment could provide fast, reliable connectivity and Performance—without becoming a pathway for network intrusion and data theft. Read More

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Warning: Tips for secure mobile holiday shopping

I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.