Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:03:00 -0400Under the Obama administration, telecommunications companies were not allowed to collect and sell browser history or other data from smart phones. House Republicans voted Tuesday to reversed those regulations, freeing telecoms to sell your personal data at will. Cartoon by Ted Rall.
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Americans love privacy so much, weshare it with everyone. Cartoon byChris Britt.
Back in the day, co-workers used to email each other rather than leaning over the cubicle wall. Times certainly have changed ... or have they?
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0400The World Wide Web can be a dangerous place and as technology increases it's only getting worse. The truth is most of us have been hacked at one time or another whether we know it or not. We need to start taking steps to protect ourselves.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 03:09:00 -0400The Pew Research Center conducted a survey that presents a grim picture what Americans know about personal cybersecurity. The good news is that you can use the survey along with the information presented here to increase your own online safety.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 03:08:00 -0400The Pew Research Center's survey on what Americans know about personal cybersecurity is an excellent tool for finding out where your knowledge about internet safety may be lacking. Armed with that insight you can turn your cybersecurity weaknesses into strengths.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:09:00 -0400Many locks that are used at health clubs and gyms are not secure and are an open invitation to thieves. If you use one of these, then you can be at risk.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:58:00 -0400When it comes to cybercrime in China, outside observers might focus on the hacking of websites or stored data in the U.S. and other Western countries. If a Chinese citizen (particularly an urbanite who grew up in the 1990s/2000s) is asked about cybercrime, the response is likely to be online fraud.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:40:00 -0400The body is set to vote Tuesday on a Senate-approved bill scrapping rules that prohibit the unauthorized use and sale of intimate data—a change which could be permanent.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:19:00 -0400Coupled with Bitcoin’s popularity among ransomware extortionists and all manner of other cybercriminals, we must now face a chilling realization: the underlying value of Bitcoin really has little if nothing to do with its artificial scarcity or popularity as a medium of speculation.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:00:00 -0400Thin clients don't get a whole lot of attention in the world of iPhones and PC detachables, but the latest improvements in VDI and thin clients like the Dell Wyse 3040 could make a big difference in that.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:34:00 -0400SimpliSafe, founded by Laurans Chad, was one of the first companies to introduce a DIY home security product back in 2006, years before the smart home category really took off. Since then its solutions were installed in more than 300,000 American homes. Chad and I met for a talk about home security:
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 -0400New York State has issued guidelines that could help get us closer to a reasonable standard, but we must do even more to stay one step ahead.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:56:00 -0400As part of a series exploring cybersecurity and its impact on consumers, marketers, and marketing. I talked with Holly Rollo, the CMO of RSA, a Dell Technologies business. The following focuses on marketing's role in cybersecurity.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:41:00 -0400Hack could own an iPhone by just having it connect to Wi-Fi, but Apple has fixed it.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:50:00 -0400Yvonne Wassenaar has gone from being a partner at Accenture, to IT executive positions at VMware to CIO of digital intelligence platform company, New Relic. Her combination of strong business and technical acumen has also allowed her to join the boards of multiple companies.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:24:00 -0400The government’s defense secretarysaid WhatsApp must not be a 'place for terroriststo hide,' putting renewed pressure on Facebook’s most popular messaging service.
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:45:00 -0400This article starts a series on how to build a balanced cybersecurity portfolio. This piece includes the first two steps (Determine Needs, Allocate Spending According to Risk) companies should take when creating that portfolio. Subsequent articles will cover steps three through five.
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:18:00 -0400Britain's home secretary, Amber Rudd, has demanded that companies such as WhatsApp should be forced to give the security services a backdoor, saying it's 'completely unacceptable' that terrorists should be able to communicate in secret.
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:01:00 -0400As part of a series exploring cybersecurity and its impact on consumers, marketers, and marketing. I talked with Holly Rollo, the CMO of RSA, a Dell Technologies business. The following focuses on the “who” related to cybersecurity—who owns it and manages it.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:41:00 -0400Hackers claim they have obtained iCloud and me.com email addresses and passwords and will wipe people's phones unless Apple pays a ransom by April 7. Here's how to protect your data.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:21:00 -0400Innovative technologies like IBM Watson are indeed disruptive, but enterprise transformation doesn’t solely depend upon disruptive technology innovations at the expense of older, more established technologies.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:53:00 -0400These new home security cameras are simple to use. And they work well.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0400The company is looking for opportunities to use its vision technology for virtual fences in addition to 3-D imaging for self-driving cars.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0400The Senate voted to overturn rules that would have made your ISP ask nicely before taking your browsing history. Good thing you already give all your data
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Choosing not to password protect your devices is the digital equivalent of leaving your home or car unlocked. If you're lucky, no one will take advantage of the access. Or maybe the contents will be ravaged and your favorite speakers and/or secrets stolen.
Stay abreast of new things being said or published about you on the Internet. Google Alerts was a formerly wonderful tool for this that no longer works. Now you might try Talkwalker Alerts.
Not only will this slightly reduce the amount of tracking of you as you surf the Web, this prevents someone who later sits down at your computer from loading one of these up and getting snoopy. If you're using someone else's or a public computer, this is especially important. Yes, people actually forget to do this, with terrible outcomes.Obviously, if a sketchy dude in a bar asks for your phone number, you say no. But when the asker is a uniform-wearing employee at Best Buy, many a consumer hands over their digits when asked. Stores often use this info to help profile you and your purchase. You can say no. If you feel badly about it, just pretend the employee is the sketchy dude in the bar.
Encrypting your computer means that someone has to have your password (or encryption key) in order to peek at its contents should they get access to your hard drive. On a Mac, you just go to your settings, choose "Security and Privacy," go to "FileVault," choose the "Turn on FileVault" option. Boom goes the encryption dynamite. PC folk need to use Bitlocker.
This simple little step turns your phone into a security fob - in order for your Gmail account to be accessed from a new device, a person (hopefully you) needs a code that's sent to your phone. This means that even if someone gets your password somehow, they won't be able to use it to sign into your account from a strange computer. Google says that millions of people use this tool, and that "thousands more enroll each day." Be one of those people.
Don't want a purchase to be easily tracked back to you? You've seen the movies! Use cash. One data mining CEO says this is how he pays for hamburgers and junk food these days.
Visit your Facebook privacy settings. Make sure this "default privacy" setting isn't set to public, and if it's set to "Custom," make sure you know and are comfortable with any "Networks" you're sharing with.
When’s the last time you did that? If you just shrugged, consider changing your browser settings so that this is automatically cleared every session. Go to the “privacy” setting in your Browser’s “Options.” Tell it to “never remember your history.” This will reduce the amount you’re tracked online. Consider a browser add-on like TACO to further reduce tracking of your online behavior.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:54:00 -0400While simple technology implementations and near-term results can generate strong results for small businesses, it is possible to be too focused.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:19:00 -0400Apple takes a strong line on Wikileaks' demands for CIA exploit disclosure.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:08:00 -0400CIA docs indicate agency had created malware for iPhones shortly after its release.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0400Declining broadcast ratings have more to do with nano-piracy than politics or outside distractions.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:25:00 -0400U.S. has already accessed reams of information from devices seized on Trump's inauguration day.