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Wickr 2.0 makes self-destructing SMS more fun

Like a Snapchat-for-adults, Wickr 2.0 throws some fun usability features and a new interface over its unusually high encryption and deletion standards.

By December 20, 2013


LinkedIn confirms passwords were 'compromised'

Hours after LinkedIn members reported that their passwords were on a list of stolen passwords, LinkedIn confirms it.

By June 6, 2012


What the password leaks mean to you (FAQ)

CNET helps you make sense of the password fiasco that has hit LinkedIn, eHarmony, and Last.fm.

By June 8, 2012


It's time to embrace software's auto-update era

As software becomes a constant work in progress, it's time to let its makers bear responsibility for keeping it current.

By December 20, 2010


HDCP antipiracy leak opens doors for black boxes

Researchers say Intel's copy protection protocol has been known to be flawed for nine years and they aren't surprised by the news.

By September 17, 2010


How one company stays safe with two networks

Cryptography Research dodges computer attacks by having employees do Web surfing and e-mail on one network and sensitive work on another that's not connected to the Internet.

By March 30, 2010


In their words: Experts weigh in on Mac vs. PC security

CNET asks a host of security experts which of the major operating-system platforms is more secure for consumers. Here's what they have to say.

By February 1, 2010


CNET Live--Episode 99

Paul Kocher from Cryptography Research gives us the lowdown on botnets and just what we need to be afraid of.

By April 23, 2009


BitArmor offers money-back guarantee for data breach but no loss compensation

Encryption provider offers pro-rated refund if a customer's data is breached, but others in the security industry say that's a far cry from offering to pay for any losses resulting from a breach.

By January 15, 2009


Web browser flaw could put e-commerce security at risk

Key piece of Internet technology that banks and e-commerce sites rely on to keep transactions safe suffers from a serious security vulnerability, an international team of researchers reports.

By December 30, 2008