| Aug 27, 2014
It's a frequent occurrence at coffee breaks at technology conferences: Men assume that Cindy Provin may be someone's assistant or a manager, but don't figure that she's the boss of a tech company.
"You'll see the surprise in their eyes when they are...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 3:16 PM
When federal databases containing sensitive information on U.S. intelligence or nuclear weapons come under cyberattack, the agencies call on major companies like Lockheed Martin, Verizon and Booz Allen Hamilton — as well as a two-year-old startup in...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 6:53 PM
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is adding resources and agents in Pittsburgh to combat hackers after the Steel City's law enforcement agencies, universities and companies led the way on two landmark prosecutions.
The two cases targeting...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 7:27 PM
HARTFORD — The state is investing $1.55 billion in tax dollars at the University of Connecticut over the next 10 years to bolster research programs and facilities, hire faculty and establish partnerships with the business community.
| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:44 AM
I just changed the passwords on a bunch of my banking, financial, social media and email accounts. Here's why you should consider doing that, too. A cybersecurity firm said it has uncovered about 1.2 billion Internet logins and passwords and more than 500...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:56 PM
Sometimes scammers try so hard to scare people into opening their wallets that they overdo it and lose their intended effect.
The email Birdine Remaley Jr. of Whitehall Township got recently is a good example.
It tried to be threatening and startled...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 4:04 AM
Thanks to an unusually successful Kickstarter campaign, a Lake County entrepreneur is moving ahead with plans to market an Internet-privacy device that has drawn supporters from around the world.
Eric Delisle, 43, raised $100,600 in four weeks for his...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 2:58 PM
Jewel-Osco computers, containing customer credit and debit card information, have been affected by an "unlawful intrusion," the grocery store chain's corporate parent said Friday.
AB Acquisition said it had not determined whether any cardholder data was...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 7:22 PM
In a small city in south central Russia, a gang of computer criminals has amassed a huge cache of stolen Internet credentials. They've swiped a mind-boggling 1.2 billion user name and password combinations, The New York Times reports. And more than 500...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 9:15 AM
Joe Sullivan sat in a suite atop the Rio Hotel this week, with his iPhone’s Bluetooth and WiFi capabilities shut off.
Eighteen floors below Sullivan, who is the chief security officer at Facebook, were thousands of hackers who had descended on Las...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 7:22 PM
John McAfee, the flamboyant anti-virus software industry pioneer, made a surprise appearance at a computer hackers' conference on Friday evening, where he unveiled a new website to give people a place online to vent their anger.
The one-time millionaire...