SEC comes down on Breached Companies

If you’re wondering if businesses, who’ve been targets of cybercrime, have been properly handling the fallout, you have company: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.The SEC is investigating this very issue. Key Questions Include:...more

Home Security in a “Blink”

Home monitoring, and home security, traditionally target a very specific type of customer: the homeowner who isn’t intimidated by complex set-up, has the resources to pay for installation, and who’s comfortable with monthly or annual fees. In short, a relatively small portion of the population. Blink is a unique entry into the home monitoring space: a wire-free HD home monitoring and alert system that aims to make smartphone-based home insight easy and affordable for the masses--whether they rent or own. How?...more

Post-Data Breach Reputation Building

You WILL be hacked. Remember that mantra if you’re a business. Business leaders need to realize the effect that a data breach would have on customers and clients—an aftermath of distrust which can take a lot of time and money to rebuild....more

Majority of Executives believe Attackers will overcome Corporate Defenses

Many technology executives don’t have a favorable outlook on their ability to sideswipe cybercriminals, according to research conducted by McKinsey and World Economic Forum....more

Family Identity Theft is Ugly

Identity theft isn’t just the stuff of exciting movie and TV dramas; this happens in real life—and often. In fact, that Target breach that made headlines, Neiman Marcus, those 1. 2 Billion records the Russian cyber gang hacked: all identity theft....more

10 Huge Home Security Mistakes

There are some mistakes you don’t get to avoid the second time around because you’re dead because of them. This applies to home security errors.#1. Unlocked doors. It takes two seconds to lock a door. This should be a habit, whether you’ve just arrived home at midnight or are stepping back into your house at 2:00 in the afternoon after watering the flowers....more

Sandra Bullock stalked and burglarized

Gee, even the rich and famous can be burglarized. Recently a man apparently broke into the West Los Angeles home of Sandra Bullock; he’d also been stalking her. He pleaded not guilty to the charges which include weapons possession—one of the weapons was a machine gun—all found in his home.All in all, bail was set for $2 million, and it has yet to be determined if there’s enough evidence for him to go to trial....more

Best Way to Destroy a Computer Virus

Computer viruses are here to stay, which means users need to know the best way to eradicate them the moment they attack. Like disease viruses, computer viruses evolve and get “smarter.” The many different kinds of computer viruses (such as worms, Trojans, spyware) are called malware: malicious software.In general, security software comes with instructions for getting rid of or containing malware....more

Puppy Scams lure in Pet Lovers

Wow, a dog that normally sells for at least a thousand bucks is being given away for free, and it’s young and healthy. Hmmm. The ad is on Facebook, too. Double hmmm....more

How to tell if your Computer has a Virus

Your computer probably has a virus if you can answer “Yes” to any of the questions below:Is your computer running quite slowly?A virus often causes a computer to run slowly. But realize that this symptom can also mean that a computer needs more memory, or that the hard disk needs defragmenting. It can also mean spyware or adware is present....more