Encryption for Everyman

Identity Theft and Scams

Encryption for Everyman

Encryption for Everyman

Tablet mania may have consumed this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, as dozens of players looked to cash in on the iPad—or hoped to be the supposed “iPad killer”—but some of the underdog items could have longer-term ramifications. When it comes to business and personal computing, I’m most impressed with the recent advances in data encryption.... Read More

WikiLeaks: Fantasy Hacker Cyberworld of Good and Evil

Identity Theft and Scams

WikiLeaks: Fantasy Hacker Cyberworld of Good and Evil

WikiLeaks: Fantasy Hacker Cyberworld of Good and Evil

What does the future of political protest look like in a highly digitalized world? We’re watching it unfold in real time through WikiLeaks’ Cablegate. The day the cables were slated for release in major newspapers around the world, a so-called “political hacker” took down the WikiLeaks site with a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. He later... Read More

Don’t Get Bullied Online

Personal Finance

Don’t Get Bullied Online

Don’t Get Bullied Online

The New York Times recently ran a story about an online retailer who was a real bully. The particular eyeglass merchant in question, who we’re not going to name here, sold fake glasses—among other crimes—and when consumers complained or requested money back, he went so far as to threaten their lives (even emailing one customer... Read More

And the Facebook Woes Go On …

Identity Theft and Scams

And the Facebook Woes Go On …

And the Facebook Woes Go On …

BitDefender, the antivirus company, recently released a study that one in five Facebook users are exposed to malware through bogus news feeds. The statistics were gleaned from the beta app Safego. More than 14,000 FB users have installed the app, which isn’t much of a sample considering there are a half-billion users. As CNET put... Read More

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