COMPUTER SECURITY

  • Ransomware: What you should know about this growing threat to computer users and how you can stay safe April 9, 2015

    Ransomware is a growing threat to computer users, who can suddenly find they're unable to open or use their files when their machines are infected. The malicious software can attack any user - an individual, small business, Fortune 500 company or a government agency. Some questions and answers about ransomware: Q. What...
  • A new feature that updates your passwords automatically at pre-set intervals December 10, 2014

    London: A French-American startup launched an automatic password changer in an attempt to remove the all-too-human frailty that has rendered the phrase "computer security" a worrying oxymoron, leading a rival US software firm to launch a similar service. For most people, properly managing passwords verges on impossible, given the dizzying array...
  • Calling Ankit Fadia's bluff: Is he the hacker he claims to be? March 4, 2013

    Dear Ankit Fadia, First of all, I'd like to place my unconditional apologies on the record. In fact, before I started to write you this letter, I promised my colleagues these pages will be used to crucify and call your bluff before your 16th book on computer security hits the shelves...
  • Pentagon computers attacked with flash drive August 26, 2010

    Washington: A foreign spy agency pulled off the most serious breach of Pentagon computer networks ever by inserting a flash drive into a US military laptop, a top defense official said Wednesday. The previously classified incident, which took place in 2008 in the Middle East, was disclosed in a magazine article...