Security

IRS Watchdog Warns of Massive Tax Scam

Thousands of Americans nationwide have been targeted by a phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be from the IRS and demand money for unpaid taxes, the IRS' watchdog says.

Is Online Banking Right for You?

Online banking may be a growing trend, but that doesn't mean it's right for everyone. Here are the pros and cons of keeping your cash in a traditional versus online bank.

ExxonMobil's Safety Obsession: Inside the Mind of an Oil Giant

Most people know of the Exxon Valdez disaster. Far fewer are aware of the 1992 kidnapping and killing of Sidney Reso, a top Exxon exec. But those two events ignited a mania for safety and security at ExxonMobil that has shaped the company ever since.

White House Outlines a Global Plan for Cyberspace

The Obama administration laid out plans Monday to work aggressively with other nations to make the Internet more secure, enable law enforcement to work closely on cybercrime and ensure that citizens everywhere have the freedom to express themselves online.

One Eye on the Future: Iris Scanners Are Coming

You've seen iris scanners in movies and on TV, but the futuristic ID machines of sci-fi dreams aren't much found in the real world -- yet. Just wait, though: The Hoyos Group has the technology to make those scanners the next big thing and revolutionize everything from credit card machines to subway cards in the process.

Authorities Warn of Possible Terrorist Attacks on Banks, CEOs

Authorities have warned executives at major investment banks that a Qaeda terrorists in Yemen may bye planning attacks against financial institutions or their top employees. Intelligence analysts are concerned that operatives in Yemen may try to send package bombs or chemical agents to Wall Street bankers through the mail, NBC New York reported. Authorities are also concerned that terrorists may be discussing the names of top bankers.

Outrageous CEO Perks: This Year's Top Picks

Thanks to public outcry and the prodding of the SEC, public companies don't throw crazy perks at their CEOs the way they once did. But execs still routinely get lavish benefits that increase their pay by millions. See our list of this year's most outrageous CEO perks.

IATA Calls For Shared Responsibility on New Security Measures

Airlines should not be forced to take full responsibility for extra security measures as governments try to respond to the discovery of bombs in air-cargo shipments last week, the International Air Transport Association said. Responsibility for new security measures should be spread through the supply chain, beginning with the manufacturer, IATA's CEO Giovanni Bisignani said.

Israel Security Chief Wary of Google Earth, iPhone Apps

Israel%u2019s domestic security chief warned that civilian Internet applications including Google Earth (GOOG) and iPhone apps, offer militant groups access to intelligence that rivals that available to government spies. Yuval Diskin, director of Shin Bet, said cyber technologies are a rising international security threat, Reuters reported.

Electronic Theft Now Bigger Problem Than Physical Theft: Survey

Reported theft of information and electronic data is now a bigger crime problem than physical property losses, according to a poll by security consultancy Kroll. More than 27% of 801 companies surveyed reported some kind of data loss, while the portion reporting physical theft fell slightly from 28% in 2009, The Financial Times said.

Indian Authorities to Meet to Discuss BlackBerry Messenger Ban

Indian officials will meet today to discuss whether to ban BlackBerry instant messenger service. India%u2019s home ministry and intelligence agencies are to meet Monday to discuss the RIM proposals, Bloomberg News said without naming its sources. Research In Motion (RIMM) said Aug. 26 that any solution would have to ensure security for communications