Blog Posts Tagged with "online safety"

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US - UK Progress Towards a More Secure Cyberspace

March 15, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"We share an abiding commitment to keeping cyber-criminals from victimizing our citizens and weakening our trust in networked technology. Owing in part to our close partnership, it is harder than ever before for criminals to operate in cyberspace with impunity..."

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How Safe is Paying Online with Your Smart Phone?

March 13, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Handset manufacturers, application developers, and mobile security vendors continue working to improve mobile security. Banks are offering a consistent sign-on experience for both their online and mobile channels, including multifactor authentication programs for mobile...

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HTTPS and Tor: Working to Protect Your Security Online

March 09, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

EFF frequently recommends that Internet users who are concerned about protecting their anonymity and security online use HTTPS Everywhere, which encrypts your communications with many websites, in conjunction with Tor, which helps to protect your anonymity online...

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The Need for Advancements in Browser Based Security

March 08, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Data protection is fast becoming a product and service differentiator. It is incumbent on business leaders to take a holistic view of these issues and understand how they are undermining consumer trust. Now is the time for businesses to make data protection a priority..."

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On President Obama’s Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights

February 29, 2012 Added by:Brian Dean

If new legislation is passed, those who have already embraced the CPBR concepts will be well positioned to comply with it. Also, meeting these objectives will meet your clients’ expectations, including those detailed by the CPBR, creating a competitive advantage...

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FCC Prompts ISPs to Adopt Code of Conduct Standards

February 24, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"If we fail to tackle these challenges, we will pay the price in the form of diminished safety, lost privacy, lost jobs, and financial vulnerability – billions of dollars potentially lost to digital criminals," FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said...

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Beware the TypoSquatters

January 24, 2012 Added by:Theresa Payton

Cybercriminals go where the action is - they wait for websites to get popular and then register domain names based on popular mis-spellings. Once the typosquatter lures you to their site, they use all types of tricks to get you to give them your personal information...

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Feast of the Seven Phishes 2011

December 30, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

One of my holiday traditions is to expose the year’s phishing scams. The following examples come straight from my inbox or spam filter, and have been abbreviated to demonstrate the nature of the scam and specific hook being used...

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Cyber Crime Creates More Victims Per Hour than Babies Born

December 10, 2011 Added by:Kelly Colgan

As more shoppers turn to their laptop, iPads and mobile phones to get items crossed off their list, thieves are on the prowl to hack into systems to obtain customer information – email addresses, passwords, credit card data, PayPal account info, etc...

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Top Ten Most Easily Guessed Passwords

November 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Are you using the password “password” or “123456″? If so congratulations, you are using one of the top two worst and easiest to guess passwords on the internet. Splashdata creates an annual list of the worst passwords to use on the net, and here are the top 10 for 2011...

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Ten Tips to Stay Safe on Cyber Monday

November 16, 2011 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

Cyber Monday is the day when all employers cringe. They know that many employees will spend a portion of their work hours making online holiday purchases instead of working. Here are some tips to stay safe on the largest online activity day of the year...

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Game On: Twelve Tips for Safer Online Gaming

November 09, 2011 Added by:Kelly Colgan

It was only six months ago that Sony made headlines with reports of two major data breaches. Taken together, they served as a jarring reminder — or for many people, as a wake-up call — to the security risks inherent in online gaming...

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Five Ways You Endanger Your Friends Online

September 16, 2011 Added by:Kelly Colgan

Many GPS-enabled smartphones automatically add geolocation data to photos. That means anyone can find out exactly where that photo you posted was taken. Post one of your friend standing in front of her prized new painting, and it’s like letting a thief case her home from his couch...

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