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  • Is Bring Your Own Identity a security risk or advantage?

    By Ellen Messmer | 29 July, 2014 04:51

    The "Bring Your Own Identity" (BYOID) trend in which websites let users authenticate using identities established through Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, Amazon, Microsoft Live, Yahoo or other means raises some questions in the minds of IT and business managers. And a survey conducted by Ponemon Institute shows a vast difference in how the IT and business sides think about this so-called BYOID method of authentication.

  • EFF releases Chrome, Firefox plugin to block third-party tracking

    By Zach Miners | 22 July, 2014 05:19

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital privacy rights group, has released a downloadable plugin for Chrome and Firefox designed to stop third parties from tracking people's Web browsing.

  • Facebook users still an irresistible target for phishing attackers, says Kaspersky

    By John E Dunn | 19 July, 2014 00:32

    Phishing attacks from inside Facebook have fallen back from the historic peak of 2013 but still constitute 1 in 10 of all attacks of this type blocked by Kaspersky's security software, the firm has reported.

  • How to protect children online

    By Anthony Caruana | 11 July, 2014 20:30 | 2 Comments

    In the old days it was easy. Teach your kids to cross the road safely, stay in well lit areas and avoid contact with strangers. Do those things and life was pretty safe. But today, our children are "friends" with people they have never met and are unlikely to meet IRL (in real life – because now we speak in acronyms and initialisations rather than real words!).

  • Could you quit Facebook for 99 days?

    By Sharon Gaudin | 10 July, 2014 05:16

    What would you do with your time if you gave up Facebook for 99 days?

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  • 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.

  • How to protect your PC against devious security traps

    By Brad Chacos | 16 September, 2013 13:04

    Securing your PC against the malicious wilds of the Web isn't as simple as just keeping your antivirus software of choice up-to-date. In fact, the pervasiveness of security software has forced the bad guys to turn to increasingly clever tricks in their quest to "pwn" your PC.

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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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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.