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Malware authors target Android phones

Researchers report the number of malicious apps available on the Google Play store continues to grow. Your best defense is a security app, a cautious approach to downloads, and a close eye on your bank and credit card statements.

By May 13, 2014


Vint Cerf: 'Privacy may be an anomaly'

The so-dubbed father of the Internet believes privacy will be increasingly harder to achieve given our desire to tell all via social media.

By November 20, 2013


Hate robocalls? FTC hopes these guys have an answer

Agency awards $50,000 in cash prizes as it turns to the private sector for help eradicating long-running annoyance of the technology era.

By April 2, 2013


FTC plans mobile security event for June 4

One-day event isn't intended to produce new regulations, but instead highlight "emerging mobile security threats and trends."

By February 22, 2013


Why you should be worried about facial-recognition technology

Germany has issued an ultimatum to Facebook over privacy violations. Law enforcement is interested in this sort of technology, as well. It's time for you to pay attention to what they're doing.

By August 29, 2012


Don't be the next victim of Internet scammers

It may take more than an ounce of prevention to avoid falling prey to the growing number of online criminals and their increasingly sophisticated deceptions.

By June 11, 2012


How to shop safely online

Prevent online fraud and shop online with confidence by authenticating the sites you buy from, opting out of extra "offers," and following a few other smart tips.

By November 27, 2011


How to know when your private data is lost or stolen

Don't wait until a collection agency is dunning you for payment of an account a crook opened using your stolen identity. To reduce the risk, monitor all your financial accounts for unauthorized purchases or transfers.

By November 8, 2011


How to prevent identity theft

Awareness is the most important aspect of any computer-security scheme, so monitor all your online and financial accounts--and change your password regularly.

By September 13, 2011


Mobile phones don't cause brain cancer in children, new study claims

A study of 7- to 19-year-olds found that using a mobile phone doesn't increase the risk of developing brain cancer -- but still recommends using a hands-free kit if you're worried.

By July 28, 2011