Security researchers discover a flaw in the way popular mobile applications store data online, leaving users' personal information vulnerable to hackers.
Carrying around your debit and credit cards to make your daily purchases from coffee to lunch to parking is easy, but the convenience could spell trouble.
China-based hackers are accused of breaking into networks of the government personnel office and stealing information of at least 4 million federal workers.
More than 100,000 taxpayers had their personal tax information stolen from an IRS website as part of an elaborate scheme to claim fraudulent tax refunds.
The plastic we carry in our wallets will be quite different in the near future -- a microchip embedded right above the first series of numbers on the card.
While retailers are cracking down on fraud at the checkout counter, ATM debit card theft has skyrocketed to its highest level in 20 years.
Speed in a rental car, pay a fine. Cross a state line, pay a fine. This is how to protect yourself against such costly issues.
Cloud services have become such a part of the way we live that we've gotten a little too casual about it, putting ourselves at risk.
Tax-related identity theft is expected to get worse in coming years. So why are we still using Social Security numbers to identify taxpayers?
We often carry certain items in our wallets at all times, but what's actually essential to keep on your person and what's better left at home?
New credit cards with embedded chips won't help much with fraud, according to a Walmart executive, because U.S. banks took an implementation short cut.
Act fast, since criminals will often use your personal information again. Start by reporting it to the IRS, the three credit bureaus and other agencies.
Self-destructing email and other privacy controls for the Internet can come at a price, and some solutions are free as well as safe.
Don't like junk mail or telemarketing calls? We'll show you how to shut those down, too. And you'll help reduce paper consumption.
Worried about re-using the same password too many times? Tech experts agree that traditional passwords are annoying, outmoded and too easily hacked.
We've all seen the ads: Protect your credit for just $9.95 a month. Worth the money? Here are reasons why it's not.
Target has proposed to pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought against the retailer following a massive data breach in 2013.
More than half of Americans are worried about the U.S. government's digital spies, but few are trying to thwart the surveillance. Here's how you can.
Hillary Clinton wanted just one email address to simplify her life. To simplify my life, I rely on more than one, and that has other benefits, too.
Fake IRS agents have targeted more than 366,000 people with harassing phone calls demanding payments and threatening jail time as part of a nationwide scam.
The IRS identifies the tax scams most likely out to get you, the innocent American, via phone calls, emails and marketing pushes.
Forget what can be stolen in data breaches. MIT says it just needs to examine only a few receipts to figure out who bought the stuff.
Hundreds of millions of Windows PC users are vulnerable to attacks exploiting the recently uncovered 'Freak' security vulnerability, Microsoft warns.