Evernote admits hack, fails to take its own advice

Cloud-based note-taking service Evernote has admitted it's been hacked, threatening the personal information of its 50 million users.

This credit card has a display and number pad

There are various methods of making online financial transactions more secure for those who remain uncomfortable with using a standard credit or debit card.

Virgin Mobile login leaves customers open to hacks

Virgin Mobile USA customers are vulnerable to hackers, says one user who says he's been unable to get the company to take the issue seriously.

Senators demand probe into bosses' Facebook password requests

Two US senators are demanding an investigation into allegations that many employers are ordering staff and job applicants to hand over their Facebook passwords.

No Facebook password for you!



A major controversy has erupted over recent reports that a growing number of employers are demanding potential hires turn over Facebook passwords to HR reps.

Prosecutors demand password in Fifth Amendment 'violation'

The Obama administration is calling for a woman accused of a mortgage scam to be forced to reveal her computer password, in what civil liberties groups are calling an assault on Fifth Amendment rights.

LastPass in possible password fail

LastPass is asking users to change their master password after identifying a brief network traffic "anomaly" from one of its non-critical machines - which apparently resulted in the transmission of an unspecified amount of data.

Trapster issues warning over possible security breach

Trapster has confirmed that the passwords of over 10 million users may have been hijacked by nefarious hackers.

ElcomSoft cracks BlackBerry encryption

ElcomSoft has coded a "password breaker tool" to unlock backups created by RIM BlackBerry smartphones. The utility - which is supposedly targeted at forensic investigators - also offers support for cracking a wide range of iOS-based devices.

US Cybersecurity Czar wants online "identity cards"



US Cybersecurity Czar Howard Schmidt has proposed the creation of an online "identity ecosystem" to secure financial transactions in cyberspace.

Report: Wi-Fi issues plague iPad owners

A number of iPad owners have reported wireless connectivity issues with their hallowed and "magical" tablet devices, including weak Wi-Fi reception, dropped signals and difficulty connecting to various routers.