Password meters only offer the illusion of security, according to tests, and often fail to identify really weak passwords that can be cracked in seconds. A web consultant says it’s further reason to use two-step authentication on your…
Smart devices are on the rise, everything from refrigerators to doorbells is being designed to smartly sync and make life easier. Smart outlets are one of these new devices that are becoming increasingly popular.
New research from Brigham Young University and Google has shown has software developers need to improve the timing of security update messages, as many go ignored when they appear alongside, or over, other content.
According to recent research, over half (58 percent) of Americans prefer passwords over biometric authentication methods like eye scans or facial recognition when it comes to keeping their personal data safe.
TSA officers at the Reno airport thought they had a routine confiscation when they detected a gun in a passenger's carry-on bag. Much to their surprise, this gun was not your ordinary firearm -- it was a fully-loaded 3D-printed replica.
A handful of companies own vast swaths of web activity – Facebook for social networking, Google for searching, eBay for auctions – giving these companies unprecedented power over us. This has inspired an effort to re-decentralize the…
Microsoft offers a new bounty for Microsoft Edge in the Windows Insider program, wanting researchers to hunt down remote code execution holes for hard cash. This program is slated to end in May of 2017, offering a max reward of $15,000.
Apple is finally catching up with other tech giants -- it will launch an invitation-only bug bounty program, with rewards as high as $200,000. The bugs are split into five categories, and the lowest reward is $20,000.
Anti-malware software maker Malwarebytes has released new features for its Endpoint Security platform that helps people and businesses stay one step ahead of the latest ransomware threat before it hits.
Starting with Windows 10, version 1607, Microsoft will enforce its driver signing rule banning kernel mode drivers not signed by the company's Dev Portal. New drivers will also require an Extended Validation Code Signing Certificate.