Cybersecurity

Security

Yahoo Unveils Massive New Encryption Scheme to Protect Users

Online privacy champion Alex Stamos is making it a lot tougher for hackers and spies to snoop around Yahoo's insides. Here's what you need to know.
Passwords

3 Biometrics Startups Heating Up the Password Security Race

A look at the young companies making it possible to unlock your tech with your face, heart, finger and voice.
Security

In South Korea, Parents to Be Alerted When Kids Receive Texts With Curse Words

Aiming to clamp down on cyber bullying, the South Korean government will introduce a service that notifies parents if their children receive a text containing foul language.
Security

Tumblr Gets a Security Upgrade

The blogging platform added two-factor authentication to protect users from hack attacks
Cybercrime

Hijacked! How to Stop Cybercriminals From Stealing Your Domain

With Twitter, Google and other big-name companies under attack, no one is safe. Here is how to prevent your domain (and website) from getting hijacked.
Security

This Startup Wants You to Know When a Cyberattack Is Coming

Google Ventures-backed ThreatStream has developed a real-time intel-sharing system that lets institutions detect and fight against cyber threats.
Taxes

How to Keep Your Tax Returns Safe from Hackers

If you are e-filing this year, take these precautions to protect your personal information.
Bitcoin

Coinbase Snags Top Tech Execs From Facebook, Amazon

The rising wallet service's major new hires show that the business of Bitcoin is big enough to attract top tech talent.
Target

Target Falls for the Terrifying 'Thigh Gap' Trend and Totally Gets Busted

On the heels of its massive data breach, Target has something else to apologize for. And what it screwed up this time could have girls everywhere feeling even worse about their bodies.
Yahoo!

4 Things to Know About Yahoo's New Information Security VP Alex Stamos

A closer look at the outspoken NSA critic that Yahoo trusts to keep cybercrime out of its business and the business of its millions of users.
Bitcoin

The Mt. Gox Saga Just Got Way More Twisted

The latest twist in the shattered exchange's meltdown has hackers calling Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles a fraud, a liar and a few other ‘choice' words. Meanwhile, CoinDesk warns that the leaked files are Bitcoin wallet-pilfering trojans.
Technology

Microsoft Takes to the Front Lines in the War on Cybercrime

Digital Crime Units helped take down seven major botnets last year.
Technology

Better Late Than Never? Target Accelerating Program to Detect Credit-Card Fraud.

Target's chief financial officer said the retailer is fast-tracking chip-enabled smart cards, which could have been useful in preventing against the company's recent data breach.
Technology

Make It Stop: Yahoo Reports Coordinated Email Hack

As if the data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus weren't enough, Yahoo has announced that hackers recently broke into Yahoo Mail accounts.
Technology

5 No-Brainer Tips to Avoid Getting Hacked

While big-name retailers continue to make headlines about security breaches ,entrepreneurs are in no way free from danger. Here are a few simple ways to protect your business from cyber attacks.