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More Security Opinion

  • Opinion: Why you should buy a laptop bag

    Why a good laptop bag could form a critical part of your personal security arsenal.

  • Opinion: AgileBits offers cheaper 1Password as older version loses Dropbox sync

    AgileBits on Thursday announced a short-term discount on 1Password 4 for iOS. The reason for the sale: 1Password 3 for iOS is about to stop working properly--at least if you rely on Dropbox sync.

  • Opinion: Why storing passwords in Chrome is a bad idea

    It seems like almost every website you visit has a login of some sort. Managing and remembering them is virtually impossible, so for convenience the major Web browsers offer a feature that saves your passwords. But software developer has discovered that it's a bad idea to trust this sensitive information to your browser--especially if your business uses Google Chrome.

  • Opinion: Rogue hotspots can steal your Windows Phone's saved Wi-Fi passwords, Microsoft warns

    Microsoft is warning users that their Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.8 devices could be easily tricked into revealing login credentials for corporate Wi-Fi access points secured with WPA2 protection. The vulnerability appears to build on a known security weakness in a Microsoft authentication protocol as well as the way Windows Phones connect to WPA2 networks.

  • Opinion: Xbox team creates community deputies to fight trolls

    Angry, mocking murmurs rattled off the walls of the player lobby. The caped avenger barely paused. Then the epithets began: stinging, hateful words that juxtaposed one toon's manhood with his mother. That did it. The hero spun, hurling his all-powerful mallet at the offender's head, and sounded the cry feared by evildoers everywhere:

  • Opinion: Qualys launches tool simplifying protection for Web applications

    You may not always be able to tell while you're surfing it, but the Web is under almost constant siege. Companies have to find effective ways to secure and protect websites and Web-based applications. At the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas Wednesday, Qualys announced a new tool to make it easier for small and medium businesses to manage Web security.

  • Opinion: The NSA damages US tech biz overseas

    The revelations of Edward Snowden have severely damaged the reputation of US technology firms. And now we can start counting the cost in terms of lost euros.

  • Opinion: Put your passwords in your pocket and take them everywhere you go

    Password managers help you keep more passwords than you can memorize. Eric asked if he could carry one on a flash drive.

  • Opinion: Google lists unsafe websites in new Transparency Report

    With one billion users now being protected by Google's Safe Browsing service, a new initiative will help even more people avoid unsafe websites.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Jungle boogie

    Malware gets nasty about your surfing habits, Apple may want its own answer to Kinect, and the sounds of endangered species are the new hot sounds to listen to on your iPod. The remainders for Tuesday, July 16, 2013 will let the boogie flow.

  • Opinion: What is Dell Data Protection?

    Dell's encryption service contains your web browsers and office suites in a special virtual environment, reducing the risk of malware spreading to the rest of your system

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Crimes and misdemeanors

    iOS apps are still using UUIDs, and your iMessages may not be as secure as you thought, but that one guy is really, really sorry that he sold that iPhone 4 prototype. The remainders for Wednesday, June 26, 2013 have done their time.

  • Opinion: Facebook breach highlights data security's 'weakest link' syndrome

    Facebook recently disclosed that a system glitch resulted in the exposure of sensitive personal data from as many as six million users. The impact from this particular breach seems relatively inconsequential, but it's a sign of a larger problem when it comes to protecting personal data on the Web.

  • Opinion: The whistleblower rightly trusted Hong Kong

    When I first heard that Edward Snowden was in Hong Kong, I was skeptical. The young cybersecurity guru who uncovered the NSA's extensive surveillance surely would have headed for Iceland or some other haven (Sweden's off the map, as Julian Assange has learned).

  • Opinion: How does the government's data collecting program Prism work?

    On the 6th of June the Guardian and Washington Post newspapers broke a story which stated that the American government had been secretly collecting massive amounts of private data about its own citizens, as well as anyone who used services provided by certain US technology companies. These included well known brands as Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, YouTube, AOL, and Skype.

  • Opinion: Manage passwords, and not just on the Web

    Mgentry2 asked the Windows forum to recommend password managers that can "keep track of both online passwords and desktop application passwords (Outlook, Quicken, etc.)."

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Charge!

    Your iPhone may be getting more than just power from that charger. Elsewhere, the patent lawsuit is coming from inside the law firm and the iHernia of Mac portable concepts. The remainders for Monday, June 3, 2013 are large and in charge.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Reach out and touch someone

    The Journal reads the supply-chain tea leaves, iPod touch sales hit a new milestone, and iCloud is, well, pretty much exactly as secure as you think it is. The remainders for Thursday, May 30, 2013 are the one for you, New England.

  • Opinion: For security's sake, upgrade to a newer version of Office

    Russell Caplan still uses Office 2003, which Microsoft will stop supporting next year. He asked if he will need to upgrade to a more current version.

  • Opinion: How to avoid the best malware scams

    Malware can make life miserable by infecting your PC, laptop or smartphone and even stealing your money. Here are four of the top scams and how to avoid getting caught out.



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