There’s a really funny series of commercials out right now for a popular car insurance company, featuring a sweet older lady who just doesn’t understand how her computer works. She gives a number of comedic examples of how “tech savvy” she thinks she is, often while her friends look on, shaking their heads. But the […]

Recent news reports about a public initiative from Comcast have more than a few customers scratching their heads, and critics raising a cry of alarm. Last year, the cable television, phone, and internet service provider began swapping its customers’ home service routers with new ones that will allow strangers to connect to the customers’ wifi, […]

It used to be enough to hack into a corporation’s servers, access personal data on hundreds of thousands—or even millions—of the company’s customers, and use that data to steal identities. But that’s just so much work. A new threat is on the rise, and hacker groups like Rex Mundi (King of the World) have made […]

A heated debate has been underway in the California state legislature over your telephone. Whether you knew it or not, government leaders and consumer protection groups have been battling it out over the proposed requirement that would declare mobile phone manufacturers to provide kill switches on any smartphone sold in California (the requirement that tablets […]

When most citizens think of identity theft, the usual processes might come to mind. A thief nabs a Social Security number or bank account number and makes off with a good deal of money. But as consumers have grown more aware of the problem and corporations have instituted better measures to safeguard their clients’ personally […]

As one of the leaders in the cyberinformation industry, Verizon goes to great lengths to understand how data breaches happen. In its most recent Data Breach Investigations Report (2014), the experts who analyzed more than ten years’ worth of reported cybercrimes found that more than ninety percent of the crimes could be traced to one […]

Tablet use in the US is on the rise, so much so that a full 85% of traffic from some websites takes place on a tablet or smartphone (which is basically a mini tablet). Tablets, like the iPad, Kindle Fire, Samsung Galaxy, and others, are convenient and easy to use, making them the perfect computer […]

Social media platforms are all the rage. Everyone from corporate entities, major league sports teams, political parties, even your third grade teacher may have accounts of some form now. They’re a useful tool for everything from catching up with old or out of town friends to sharing information about a company’s products or brand. Unfortunately, there […]

Internet scams have become so commonplace in society that they’ve actually become a joke, a meme all their own. Popular television shows, movies, and even children’s programming have had light-hearted references to strange emails from deposed royalty, asking for help in moving some money out of the country in exchange for a cut of the […]

Every once in a while, news comes out about a scary new internet virus or a widespread hacking that attacks a lot of important, high profile computers. It makes us all take a little closer look at our own computer accounts and our online behaviors. A new bug, called Heartbleed, has been two years in […]