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Monday, April 30, 2012 17:04 PM

Discarded Data

By Tim Moran Digital data and devices, which make much about the modern world easier and better, still manage to make life somewhat more complicated. Case in point: Have you ever disposed of, given away o....

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 23:04 PM

Word Up! For IT Security

By Tim Moran IT has always been in a position of power, in the sense that those employed within its ranks often have access to the most sensitive company data. This isn't a problem when things are going w....

Monday, March 26, 2012 16:03 PM

A Blatant Violation of Privacy

By Samuel Greengard It's disturbing--and creepy--to learn that a growing number of employers are asking job applicants for their personal passwords to social media sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn. The....

Monday, March 12, 2012 19:03 PM

Is Privacy Even Possible Anymore?

By Samuel Greengard It's difficult to get through a day without encountering an article, news story or discussion about electronic privacy. Google reports that nearly 4.2 billion references to the subjec....

Monday, March 05, 2012 16:03 PM

Partly Sunny Views on Cloud Security

By Eileen Feretic Ask a panel of experts how secure the cloud is, and you'll get opinions that range from partly sunny to decidedly overcast. The experts at "CIOs and the Cloud Dilemma," a March 1 roundt....

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 18:01 PM

Chinese Hackers Whack DOD Security

by Tim Moran Reports suggest that Chinese hackers have deployed a particularly nasty strain of malware, known as Sykipot, to effectively hijack the DOD and Windows smart card system used by government emp....

Monday, December 05, 2011 20:12 PM

Big Brother, For Real

by Samuel Greengard I just spent 10 days in China. I carried an iPhone and iPad the entire time and the ability to stay connected was truly profound. During Thanksgiving, we were able to use FaceTime whil....

Friday, December 02, 2011 18:12 PM

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

by Tim Moran UPDATE: Challenge met, maybe. Ever since the glory days of James Bond, people have imagined themselves gamboling about the globe as operatives for Her Majesty's Secret Service. Well, this mig....

Thursday, December 01, 2011 18:12 PM

You Don't Own Your Computer

by Samuel Greengard Imagine if anyone could traipse into your house and store their stuff in your kitchen or closets. Or if they could get into your car whenever they desired. Imagine a world without door....

Sunday, September 18, 2011 22:09 PM

iPad Wins on Security

by Samuel Greengard Once upon a time, all personal computers were standalone devices that didn't connect to anything. And when I say anything, I mean anything. If you're 30 or younger, I know that underst....

Monday, September 12, 2011 18:09 PM

Hackers Target Your Car

By Samuel Greengard I'm beginning to wonder if there's any technology that's unhackable, and anti-virus software giant McAfee warns that cars might be the next frontier. As automakers embed a growing tang....

Thursday, August 25, 2011 00:08 AM

When WikiLeaks Looks Like YOUR Problem

Just come to my attention: Some recent work by Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society on DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks. Their December 2010 Report (PDF) focuses on politically bas....

Monday, August 01, 2011 17:08 PM

Bitcoin of the Realm

Coin Of The Digital Realm by Tim Moran Like many people in these days of electronic commerce, you probably have your paycheck digitally deposited into your bank account every week, or two weeks, or whene....

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 17:07 PM

A New Low for Journalism--and Technology

By Eileen Feretic The ever-growing revelations involving the phone-hacking scandal of Rupert Murdoch's News of the World--which go back at least as far as 2005--are appalling on many levels. The misdeeds ....

Monday, July 11, 2011 17:07 PM

Blame Yourself For Lax Security

Click here to read a related slideshow, Search Engines Are Poisoning Your Computer. by Samuel Greengard Digital security is an illusion. Protection increasingly consists of putting more barbs on the wire....

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