Yahoo has confirmed that the speculated data breach did in fact take place, and has affected at least 500 million users. The company said in a statement on Thursday that the hack went down in 2014, and was done by a "state-sponsored actor." The stolen account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers.
The parents of America’s digitally literate teenagers are largely in the dark about their children’s internet activity, new research has shown. The new study on teen internet use by the National Cyber Security Alliance found that only 13% of teens thought their parents understood the extent of their internet use.
Before listing your Midcentury Modern dining table for sale or clicking the “buy now” button on that Art Deco credenza, read these 10 tips from online consignment pros.
It's no secret that most brides-to-be plan their weddings online. After all, with so many apps and websites out there, it'd be silly not to. However, many couples forget the most important rules of internet safety, which 100 percent apply to your wedding planning and honeymoon. The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) put together a fun and important infographic that outlines key tips to remember, including:
You wouldn’t hand a stranger your credit card, or wear a T-shirt printed with your social security number. But if you’re frivolous about your digital privacy, you might as well. If you want to keep your data and identity safe online, you have to take an active role in protecting yourself and your devices, says Michael Kaiser, executive director of the non-profit National Cyber Security Alliance.
Online dating sites are popular with adults of all ages, and the number of people turning to the Internet to find romance has risen steadily during the past decade, according to Pew Research Institute findings. As many as 1 in 10 people now use online platforms, though only about 5 percent of those in a committed relationship or married say they met their partner online.
A young man was arrested Thursday morning on a Long Island college campus, accused of trolling Internet gaming sites popular with boys, in a case experts say represents a cautionary tale for parents.
The 5th of May is World Password Day, the ideal opportunity to raise awareness of passwords with your organisation's staff and senior management. This is the fourth year passwords have been honoured in this way. The event recurs annually on the first Thursday of May.
Forty-four percent of 1,100 senior executives at large companies around the world, including healthcare organizations, say a shortage of skilled workers is a major barrier to better data security. That’s according to the “2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report,” published by data security technology vendor Vormetric and IT research and consulting firm 451 Research.