Reminder: You Don't Have to Tell Police Your Phone Passcode 

By all means, try to avoid getting arrested. But if you do end up in trouble with the law, remember that you don’t have to give police your phone passcode ever. Forcing people to self-incriminate is unconstitutional, which is why a Pennsylvania court just ruled that forcing people to reveal phone passwords violates… »9/25/15 1:20pm9/25/15 1:20pm

Turns Out Ashley Madison's Uncrackable Passwords Are Actually Very Crackable

It was little solace to victims of the Ashley Madison hack that the company had kept their passwords extra secure. Some even said the hashing algorithm was bulletproof. But—oops!—it turns out Ashley Madison made a programming error. And now, hobbyists have already deciphered over 11 million passwords from the leaked… »9/10/15 4:20pm9/10/15 4:20pm

"Sound Proof" Could Kill Annoying Two-Step Authentication Codes

Whether your employer requires it or you’re just a paranoid stonewall of personal security, two-step authentication simply does a better job at protecting your online life. But it adds a bit of hassle, too. Now, researchers are testing how to use ambient noises in your environment to confirm your identity, instead of… »8/17/15 12:40pm8/17/15 12:40pm

MLB Teams Are Hacking Each Other's Dumb Passwords Now, Apparently

The FBI’s Houston office is conducting an investigation into an alleged cyberattack against the Houston Astros by the St. Louis Cardinals, according to a New York Times report today. It’s the first time a pro sports team has hacked a rival (or the first time they’ve gotten caught), and involves—surprise!—a terrible,… »6/16/15 12:07pm6/16/15 12:07pm

How to Test Your PC for the New "Superfish" Security Vulnerability

Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in a piece of adware called Superfish that makes your computer vulnerable to all kinds of attacks. Superfish ships preloaded on many Lenovo computers, but can also be installed on any machine. Here's what's going on and how to test if you're infected. »2/19/15 2:24pm2/19/15 2:24pm