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July 31, 2011  10:07 PM

Hotmail Beefs Up Security



Posted by: Tony Bradley
hijack, Hotmail, Microsoft, password, phishing, spam

Have you ever gotten a message from a friend that turned out to be spam or a phishing attack--perhaps a message your friend didn't really send, and probably isn't even aware of? Of course you have. Microsoft has added some new features to Hotmail to try and prevent such things. The new Hotmail...

June 15, 2011  10:46 AM

Weak PINs are the New Weak Password



Posted by: Tony Bradley
data security, password, PIN, smartphone

What if your home or car lock used one of those simple, one-notch skeleton keys like you see for unlocking treasure chests in movies? It would offer pathetic protection that can be easily circumvented. That would be dumb. Why is it, then, that so many people do essentially the same thing when it...


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