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Hack of toy maker VTech exposes families

A hacker got into a customer database for the Learning Lodge app store, where parents can download apps, games and e-books for VTech toys.

By November 27, 2015


6 tricks for savvy online shopping

Whether you're holiday shopping on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, you're losing money if you're not using these tricks.

By November 26, 2015


Lord of the Paranoids: New Yahoo security exec on protecting a billion-plus accounts

Bob Lord, Yahoo's new security chief, will lead a team called the Paranoids. Like all security executives, he has a tough job.

By November 21, 2015


Manage devices linked to your iCloud account from an iOS device

It turns out, you can do a lot from the iCloud account settings pane.

By November 19, 2015


Amazon offers stronger protection for your account

Two-factor authentication requires both a password and verification code delivered to your mobile phone.

By November 18, 2015


Turn off annoying User Account Control pop-ups, but be careful

If you disable the User Account Control in Windows 10, all programs will have same security clearance as the account you're logged in with. However, disabling that feature is a terrible idea.

By November 1, 2015


Tis the season to be fraud-y: Cyber Monday's a holiday for hackers too

Don't lose your head amid all the wonderful deals. Online crooks are counting on you to let your digital guard down on Cyber Monday.

By November 29, 2015


How to log in to Windows 10 with a local account

Sign in with a user name instead of an email address and password.

By October 22, 2015


Hackers sweet-talked their way into the CIA director's email account

The email breach shows that anyone is vulnerable to attack, security experts say.

By October 20, 2015


Hackers siphon off $31 million from British bank accounts

Crime agencies from across Europe partner with the FBI to investigate and shut down the spread of Dridex banking malware.

By October 14, 2015