Notification e-mails from social networking sites like Facebook can be dangerous; if you're fooled by a phisher, you can click your way into big trouble. Here are four Facebook notifications that arrived in my e-mail inbox recently. Can you tell which are real and which are fake?
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Every major browser on every platform includes built-in password management features. Is it safe to use these tools? More importantly, is it smart?
Yesterday, tech sites went full Chicken Little over a Windows 10 feature that allows you to share your wireless connection without having to give away your Wi-Fi password. If only those alarmists had actually used the feature first...
Adding a hardware key as an additional authentication factor for online services is a great way to ratchet up your security. But be prepared for a bit of a learning curve and some frustration, especially on mobile devices.
The single most important security precaution you can take with high-value online accounts is to enable a mobile device as a secondary identity factor. Which authenticator app should you choose? The correct answer might involve multiple apps.
After a wait of nearly two months, Yubico has finally released an app that adds strong hardware authentication for unlocking Windows 10 PCs.
Conspiracy theorists are screaming that the NSA and Microsoft are in cahoots to insert a backdoor into all your hardware. The conspiracy is so vast, in fact, that they've even managed to snag Microsoft's most bitter rival.
An American company that specialized in highly encrypted email suspended operations today. The abrupt shutdown of Lavabit, a small Texas-based company, is suspected to be related to a court order related to its best-known customer, NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
Last summer, I deleted my Dropbox account after the company admitted to a horrifying security breach. This week, I reluctantly opened a new Dropbox account. Within minutes, I received a message from Dropbox suggesting that their back-end processes are still problematic. Here's why I'm concerned.
Last week Symantec told some 50,000 pcAnywhere users to stop using the software until it could fix a critical security flaw. Those patches are now available, and the company is offering free upgrades to anyone using older, unsupported versions.