It's no coincidence that as more news spreads of various hacks, data breaches, and cybercrime, more people are reporting their personal online information stolen.
The Pew Research Center released a survey on Monday showing that 18 percent of US online adults reported having important personal information stolen, such as Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, and bank account data. That is 7 percent higher than what was reported in July 2013.
I was reading Michelle Maisto's well-researched and well written story about how enterprises are slowly moving away from BlackBerry as the standard for secure mobile communications.
While I was doing this, I was waiting for the new BlackBerry Z30 GSM phone to restart—a process that was taking far longer than it should. This device which I'm reviewing for eWEEK should have been BlackBerry's tour de force.
Carrying a copy of the "Alzheimer's gene" doesn't significantly raise a man's risk of developing the disease.
The gene does increase a woman's risk, but women with one copy of the gene were as likely to develop the disease as men with no copies. The study – along with work suggesting that the gene is associated with educational achievement in young people – highlights how much remains to be done to untangle the genetics of Alzheimer's.
The catastrophic Heartbleed security bug that has already bitten Yahoo Mail, the Canada Revenue Agency, and other public websites also poses a formidable threat to end-user applications and devices, including millions of Android handsets, security researchers warned.
On Monday, after seven months of discussion and planning, the first-phase of a two-part audit of TrueCrypt was released.
The results? iSEC, the company contracted to review the bootloader and Windows kernel driver for any backdoor or related security issue, concluded (PDF) that TrueCrypt has: “no evidence of backdoors or otherwise intentionally malicious code in the assessed areas.”