A massive, highly sophisticated piece of malware has been newly found infecting systems in Iran and elsewhere and is believed to be part of a well-coordinated, ongoing, state-run cyberespionage operation.
If you're traveling abroad, your laptop could be attacked. That much, is certain, according to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, which warned this week that hackers are "targeting travelers abroad through pop-up windows while establishing an internet connection in their hotel rooms."
European leaders said they believed the ?200bn increase in their fiscal rescue fund agreed on Friday would be enough to persuade non-eurozone countries that Europeans had "done our homework" and lead them to supplement eurozone efforts by building their own global firewall against contagion.
Germany is poised to bow to international pressure and allow a temporary increase in the eurozone's financial "firewall" this week, to prevent the crisis in the region's periphery spreading to other member states.
Do you use a passcode to protect access to your smartphone? And if so, do you do that consistently? Every day, many smartphones get lost -- and found, not always by their owners. What happens with those missing devices?
A computer virus campaign is targeting opponents of Russian President-elect Vladimir Putin, according to anti-virus software maker Symantec.
In Syria's cyberwar, the regime's supporters have deployed a new weapon against opposition activists -- computer viruses that spy on them, according to an IT specialist from a Syrian opposition group and a former international aid worker whose computer was infected.
Large crowds turned out after Friday prayers in familiar hotspots where anti-Syrian government sentiment runs high.
The director of the International Monetary Fund said Monday that Europe needs a stronger financial firewall to stop the spread of debt contagion in the eurozone.
What's behind Ai Weiwei's rise to fame? CNN talks with the maker of the upcoming documentary "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry"
His fans are literally throwing money at him.
After two years of denial about the European periphery's solvency problem, European policymakers are finally, grudgingly, facing reality. They are recognizing that Greece is almost certain to default by year-end. And they have concluded that it is imperative to recapitalize Europe's banks and to erect an effective "firewall" around Spain and Italy to reassure markets that if Greece defaults, the crisis will be contained there.
David Cameron has given the strongest signal yet that he will back recommendations to build a firewall around Britain's retail banking operations, but he wants to delay the implementation of the structural upheaval for a number of years.
One of the big jokes at this year's Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas is that there is no such thing as cybersecurity. No system can be 100% secure. There is no uncrackable code.
Google said Wednesday that it has begun to display a malware warning in its search results to a group of users with infected computers.
The streets that were once choked with traffic are now bare. The church's sprawling parking lot is half full. Inside the stylish sanctuary, ushers sway to choir music in front of empty seats.
A new piece of malware has caused an uptick in Apple customers reporting infected machines, renewing a timeless debate on the state of Macintosh security versus Windows.
A Chinese student has sparked an Internet frenzy with claims that he tossed an egg and shoes at the creator of a firewall that blocks access to social media in the nation.
In China, Apple products are hot. Long lines of eager customers and swarms of lurking scalpers are typical each time Apple launches a new product here.
Hot in your inbox: "Kate's Wedding Dress Details - Leaked!" and "Prince William's Bachelor Party Photos!" If you click on these emails, then you've probably been spammed!
Have you heard the scary news about 'LizaMoon,' a malicious code attack that has already infected more than a million websites?
A cyber attack Friday morning hit 40 South Korean websites, including those of several government agencies and major banks, the country's internet security agency said.
CNN's Sasha Herriman gets a refresher course on LinkedIn, an online social networking site aimed at professionals.
Users in China are reporting that access to LinkedIn has been blocked throughout the country. By all indications, it seems that the popular career networking site has run afoul of the country's infamous Great Firewall.
Recently, we completed an intensive, bipartisan six-month study on cybersecurity and presented it to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
Identity theft is on the rise and increased Internet use, whether on a PC or a handheld device, may be to blame. 16% of American households with the Internet reported some kind of identity theft last year, according to a recent survey by Consumer Reports.
China appeared to up the ante Tuesday in its dispute over Google's refusal to censor Chinese-language search results, blocking mainland Chinese Internet users from using Google search for any query.
Both Google and Capitol Hill agree, government support is needed in the fight against global Internet censorship.
Google's search engine was down in China on Tuesday -- a glitch the company initially said was due to its own technical tweaks, but now claims was caused by the Chinese government's Internet filtering.
It was a good year for cyber crime - that's bad news for e-commerce. CNN.com's Kevin Voigt explains.
The past 12 months have been a banner year for cyber crime. And that could be bad news for the future of e-commerce.
If the word 'cybercrime' conjures up images of computer geeks trying to crash computers from their mothers' basements, think again.
Health care IT company Emdeon is the latest tech company to have a happy debut in the public markets.
North Korea is thought to be behind recent cyber attacks in South Korea. CNN's Sohn Jie-Ae reports.
CNN's Kristie Lu Stout talks to Kevin Voigt, CNN.com business editor, about the power of words in cyberspace
Cyber criminals are setting snares that move at the speed of news.
Mac computers are known for their near-immunity to malicious computer programs that plague PCs.
The Conficker worm is finally doing something--updating via peer-to-peer between infected computers and dropping a mystery payload on infected computers, Trend Micro said on Wednesday.
Consumer Reports' Jeff Fox discusses seven online blunders that can ruin your computer or invite identity theft.
By now most personal-computer users know not to post their Social Security numbers on the Internet or respond to Nigerian e-mails seeking help with suspicious bank-account transfers.
Software giant Microsoft is offering a $250,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of hackers behind a powerful computer virus that could lead to millions of PCs being hijacked.
A new sleeper virus that could allow hackers to steal financial and personal information has now spread to more than eight million computers in what industry analysts say is one of the most serious infections they have ever seen.
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FRANK LOBASCIO IS ON THE FRONT LINE OF THE battle for safe computing. The president of American Carriers Moving & Storage of Moorestown, N.J., Lobascio used to spend at least $20,000 a year to protect the systems that generate customer estimates, schedule trucks and drivers, send invoices, and process payroll for his $3-million-a-year company. Still, viruses, spyware, and spam kept creeping onto the network killing hard drives, destroying data, and knocking servers offline. To make matters worse, a handful of staffers were secretly visiting porn and gambling sites on company time. With no room in his budget for a full-time IT person, Lobascio tried to make do by calling in a part-time consultant. "You name the antispyware and antivirus package, and I bought it," he says.
In its first appearance, CounterSpy was the only antispyware product that correctly identified every piece of spyware in our current active-detection test. It did very well in active scanning, on-demand detection, and complete spyware removal. We also like its overall look and feel.
A New Zealand teenager has been questioned in connection with a scheme by hackers to remotely take over more than 1 million computers worldwide and use them for criminal activity, New Zealand police and the FBI said Thursday.
Hackers infiltrated the diva's MySpace page last week, showing that online scammers like social networking too
Microsoft Corp. published six security fixes -- half of them rated "critical" -- in its regularly scheduled software update Tuesday
Even in the age of kicked-up tabloid voyeurism, there is generally a firewall between the way a star behaves on screen and off.
PCTools Spyware Doctor is one of the last independent antispyware apps on the market, and, until this recent release, was one of the better choices.
FRANK LOBASCIO IS ON THE FRONT LINE OF THE battle for safe computing. The president of American Carriers Moving & Storage of Moorestown, N.J., Lobascio used to spend at least $20,000 a year to prot...
Frank Lobascio is on the front line of the battle for safe computing.
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How badly did Wall Street want Hewlett-Packard to make a software acquisition? Listen to the tale of the tape: Despite paying a 33% premium for Mercury Interactive in a $4.5 billion deal, HP shares rose 42 cents - or 1.4 percent - on Wednesday.
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