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Ashley Madison breach shows hackers may be getting personal

It’s bad enough that we have to worry about identity theft and assaults on our bank accounts. Now we have to worry about hackers finding – and releasing – embarrassing, lurid life- and career-ruining information, too.

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4 tech tips to guarantee holiday success for retailers

Retail sales are predicted to hit new highs this holiday season. But staying on top of technology issues might mean the difference between success or failure when it comes to competing for those shopping dollars. Here are a handful of...

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5 takeaways from Adobe Flash’s death march

What can developers learn from the steady decline of the once-popular multimedia platform? And what should they do to prepare for Flash’s imminent demise?

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5 things your CEO should know about cybersecurity

Fighting cybercrime and the need for cyber security is real. And it needs to start at the top in order to be taken seriously and really happen.

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8 ways to fend off spyware, malware and ransomware

Recent increases in cyberattacks and identity theft make it seem like the whole Internet is turning into the Dark Web. But while no system is unhackable, there are some painless precautions you can follow that might help keep you step...

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What will the Internet of Things mean for project management?

The Internet of Things is estimated to grow to 50 billion devices by 2020. How soon - and how - will IoT affect the tech projects we manage?

The Web's 10 most dangerous neighborhoods

Wouldn't it be convenient if all the spam and malware sites were all grouped together under one top-level domain -- .evil, say -- so that they would be easy to avoid? According to a new study from Blue Coat, there are in fact ten...

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Adobe Flash: Kill it now

It’s time to put Flash out of our misery once and for all. And, thanks to Google, it may finally happen.


Russian-speaking hackers breach 97 websites, many of them dating ones

Russian-speaking hackers have breached 97 websites, mostly dating-related, and stolen login credentials, putting hundreds of thousands of users at risk.

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Security education on phishing can save companies millions

A new research report by Ponemon Institute finds that a comprehensive security training program with a continuous training methodology can improve the phishing email click rate an average of 64 percent.


Black Hat 2015: Why digital security matters

The recent Black Hat cybersecurity and hacking conference in Las Vegas shows why digital security should matter to everyone.


Tech-savvy students, their demands and how IT protects them

Today's college students are arriving on campus with more than just a computer to connect. We chat with the IT team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on how they handle connecting a student's computer, tablet, smartphone, smart TV,...

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What fingerprint hacking could mean to IT projects

Fingerprints aren't like account numbers and passwords. They are yours for a lifetime and can't be changed. What if yours gets hacked?

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Why you should stop worrying about online privacy

Experts say the personal data we most commonly give up online promotes our privacy in other ways, but the kicker remains: Can we trust how that data will be used?

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9 reasons why users still struggle with online security

How secure are you?Image by Flickr: amenclinicsphotos acWhen it comes to online security, experts and users don’t always agree on the most effective ways to stay safe, according to a new report from Google.The company surveyed 294...

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The 4 most insecure areas of online behavior

When it comes to online security, experts and users don’t always agree on the most effective ways to stay safe.

4 ways Twitter plans to keep you safe and secure

While Twitter’s battle against trolls and bullies is far from over, the social network has made improvements that aim to cut down on abusive behavior and strengthen your safety and security.

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Consumers still don’t get two-factor authentication

Telesign’s online guide to securing your accounts with two-factor authentication continues to educate consumers about online security.

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