For many kids, summer vacation has long been associated with hanging out with friends and playing games. That is still true. Now, however, an increasing amount of that free time is facilitated by computers and mobile devices ‒ social networking sites and apps allow young people to stay in close touch with classmates and family even from afar. But some thought needs to be given to ensuring that Internet-based activities remain safe and secure and that young people maintain control over who has access to their personal information.
WASHINGTON (AP) — China-based hackers are suspected of breaking into the computer networks of the U.S. government personnel office and stealing identifying information of at least 4 million federal workers, American officials said Thursday.
Next time when someone sends you a photo of a cute cat or a hot chick than be careful before you click on the image to view — it might hack your machine.
For those of us who shop, pay bills, and bank online, digital online security is something we expect to be built into the system. Our computer or ISP (Internet Service Provider) will take care of it, our programs, or the company I am contacting on the net is responsible for that, right? Unfortunately, this isn’t the case.Continue Reading…
Cybersecurity experts at root9B, staffed by veterans from the U.S. State Dept. and Dept. of Defense, have discovered that a powerful Russian cyber hacking group linked to Kremlin-backed cyber-espionage is making preparations for a large-scale attack on global banks.
Maintaining online data security is one of the biggest challenges facing businesses – especially as flexible and mobile working now sees employees accessing information from a range of locations.
When it comes to scams targeting the elderly population, there no such thing as being TOO INFORMED. According to The Alzheimer’s Association, exploitation of seniors in the United States is actually on the rise. Says the Alzheimer’s Association; “One report stated that financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent that they are now considered the crime of the twenty-first century.”
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. But more and more mothers and fathers are getting phone calls telling them their kids are being held hostage.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean they are.