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Your Webcam Could Be Spying on You

There's a good chance any device you can hook up to your wireless router has been hacked, cracked and hijacked for all sorts of nefarious purposes.

Twitter Is Paying Hackers to Find Bugs

Twitter has just introduced a bug bounty program that will pay volunteer security researchers a minimum of $140 for reporting any vulnerability or bug.

4 Modern Conveniences That Can Put Your Money at Risk

During National Consumer Protection Week, government agencies and nonprofits are offering tips to protect our money and our identities. And we're especially vulnerable in our everyday transactions -- whether it's tapping the ATM or logging into the Internet from our favorite coffee shop.

Obama to Order National Defense Against Cyber Attacks Beefed Up

Cyber attacks have hit a host of major U.S. companies and government agencies in recent months, an issue President Obama may address in his State of the Union Tuesday -- and then in an executive order aimed at improving our defenses against them on Wednesday.

Happy Holidays: You've Been Hacked!

It's never a good season to leave your online accounts vulnerable to hacking attacks or theft. And when the holidays roll around, the scammers aren't taking vacation: They're boosting their efforts just as you already face extra risks.

Online Shopping (and Fraud) Likely to Soar This Holiday Season

When it comes to holiday shopping, there's one trend you can count on every year: Online sales will grow like gangbusters. But whether you're on a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone, it's important to remember that buying online carries extra risks of identity theft and fraud.

Why Smartphone Banking Is Safer Than Using Your PC

It's easy to feel like accessing your bank accounts via a smartphone must be risky. It could be stolen! Or hacked! But IT security experts say mobile banking is actually more secure than online banking from your computer.

8 Signs Your Identity Has Been Compromised

While frequent data breaches may have desensitized some consumers to identity theft, it%u2019s still important to pay attention to early warning signs your info is being used illegally.

Why LinkedIn's Password Breach Is Worse Than You Think

Odds are, we'll all get hacked at least once in our online lives -- and you might not feel that worried about the security of your LinkedIn account. But if you're like most Internet users, there's an important reason you should be.

Financial Scams: The Latest Twists in the Art of the Con

You're not going to fall for the old Nigerian prince scam anymore -- but the fraudsters know that, and they've moved on, too. Here are some financial scams that made the rounds in 2011 -- and will likely be back in some form this year.

Top 10 Looming Computer Security Threats of 2012

Cyber-security no longer means only protecting your computer from ne'er-do-wells. Hackers are cracking codes on all sorts of devices and getting sneaky about breaking into everything from cell phones to car systems.

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."

How to Create a Safe, Memorable Online Password

If your idea of a smart password is your first car followed by your mother's name, get with the program. Hackers have recently stung Fox News, Apple, the IMF, Lockheed Martin and Gmail: How can you expect to protect yourself with lazy wordplay? DailyFinance offers this guide.