Majority of you'll probably use credit cards to buy household things. But in light of recent data breaches at Equifax, Yahoo! and other companies, there are good reasons to be concerned that you may be at risk of identity theft thanks to exposed Social Security numbers (SSN) and other private information.
Children and young people under-25 who become victims of cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to enact self-harm and attempt suicide than non-victims.
When you and your family are zooming along the freeway, the last thing you’re worried about is the security of your car’s computer systems. That’s one reason Ohio State University Associate Professor Emre Koksal devotes most of his time to thinking about how to protect vehicles from cyber attacks.
Experts have long known the risks associated with charging a smartphone using a USB cord that can also transfer data, but new research shows that even without data wires, hackers using a "side channel" can quickly find out what websites a user has visited while charging a device. In a recent paper published in IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, researchers warn that "a malicious charging station" can use seemingly unrelated data—in this case, a device's power consumption—to extract sensitive information.