Malware is a growing threat, one that can impact everyone from a casual computer user to a Fortune 500 company. More than just a virus, malware is more like a catch-all term for any kind of malicious software that can infect a computer and be used for harm. Now, thanks to a new Swiss initiative […]

February 5th is Safer Internet Day, an international effort aimed at making our world wide web safer for every kind of user. This year’s theme, “Together for a better internet”, focuses on creating a better internet for all users.   Whether it’s children playing a game or doing homework, longtime friends reconnecting over social media, or […]

Fans of the iPhone video chat feature FaceTime might be surprised to learn that a software bug may have been leaking their private calls. While the process took a number of steps to initiate—so it’s unlikely anyone accidentally eavesdropped, but instead chose to do so intentionally—there was also no way to know if someone was […]

Memes are a fun way to spread a little light-hearted internet discussion using pictures that have been overlaid with bold-font text. Some memes are based on screenshots from iconic movies, and others take on a viral life of their own after a simple photograph is uploaded and altered with a message. However, it’s okay to […]

Fortnite is a popular online battle game that has drawn criticism for its combination of violent battle and seemingly child-friendly artwork, as well as for its business model that encourages players to spend real money on fake goods within the game. Worse, though, is the recent announcement that a bug in the game’s code allowed […]

Ah, another year has passed and we’re ready to jump into the future of 2019. First, let’s take a look back at our predictions from 2018 that came true. We discussed the potential of AI to stop hacking, scammer’s new techniques to take advantage of social media users and transparency in IoT devices.  Of course […]

Better than any Oscar nominations or National Basketball Association (NBA) rankings, there’s a different kind list that keeps cybersecurity experts and consumer advocates on the edge of their seats each year. This list, compiled from actual, intentional user mistakes, ranks the worst—make that “least secure”—passwords by how frequently they’re used. Note: Why do far too […]

Year after year, cybercrimes like scams, fraud, identity theft and data breaches make a global impact on consumers and businesses alike. Organizations like the Federal Trade Commission and the Identity Theft Resource Center keep tabs on the statistics and the aftermath of these events in order to form a clearer picture of their effects. With […]

The term “honeypot” is actually an old word with a lot of different connotations. Besides the obvious container for honey, it also refers to any kind of “lure,” whether it’s an attractive person, a lucrative business deal or even a criminal’s bait to snare a victim. The tech sector has long been flipping the script […]

Privacy experts and advocates have long warned about some of the threats from the Internet of Things. Our connected smart home devices have the potential to spy on us, to gather, track, and spread our sensitive information and internet activity, and even to become a target for hackers. Unfortunately, the increasingly common combination of IoT […]