data security

Phishers Are Getting Smarter, But So Are E-Cops

Traditional phishing -- where hackers attempt to acquire personal data from individuals in hopes of defrauding them -- is bad enough. But even more alarming is the rise of a new kind of attack: "spear phishing."

Twitter Settles with FTC on Privacy and Security Lapses

More than a year after embarrassing, but minor, security lapses, social networking phenomenon Twitter settled FTC charges, with an interesting twist: Twitter agrees to be barred for 20 years from misleading consumers about its security.