The department store has installed sensors in 17 US stores to collect information from customers' smartphones as those phones automatically scan for WiFi service. Nordstrom promises it's keeping the data anonymous.
A $7 million fine imposed by 38 US states will settle an investigation into Google's grab of private data - including emails, text messages, browsing histories and passwords - from unsecured wireless networks as its cars patrolled neighborhoods, snapping photos around the world.
It has taken Yahoo a ridiculously long time, but it is finally rolling out an option that will help protect users' privacy when accessing their web-based email - HTTPS.
Taking your tablet online can make you vulnerable to an assortment of internet dangers, including identity theft and hackers. This is especially true if you’re taking advantage of a public hotspot rather than your home network.
Follow these simple steps to ensure safe and secure browsing no matter where you are.
Do you always turn WiFi off on your smartphone before leaving the house or work? You might think there's no harm in having WiFi turned on but not connected to a network, but that's not necessarily the case.
WiFi security around London is leaving a lot to be desired.
Learn more in our video, and how you can protect yourself better.
You're probably familiar with the Google Street View WiFi data collection saga by now.
It's not over yet, with the Australian Privacy Commissioner the latest critic to lay the hard word on Google.
A Seattle hacking triumvirate has received a collective quarter-century behind bars.
With a combination of wardriving and malware implantation, they made off with $3m plundered from company accounts - including straight from the payroll.
A heavily-armed police SWAT team broke down the door of a house in Evansville, Indiana, smashed windows and tossed a flashbang stun grenade into a living room.. all because of an unsecured WiFi connection.
The New York Times claims to have uncovered the identity of the Google software engineer who wrote the code used by Street View cars when they controversially scooped up private Wi-Fi data including emails, text messages, browsing histories and passwords.
A Google engineer, responsible for data from wireless WiFi networks via Street View cars, told colleagues as long ago as 2007 that the code was collecting private data including emails, text messages, browsing histories and passwords.
Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin chat about the security issues surrounding Apple's new iTunes security, knowledge-based authentication, Mac malware and Google's fine from the FCC.
Paul Ducklin joins Chet for the first Chet Chat of 2012. This week they discuss the privacy implications of smart meters, the recent research showing how WiFi routers are vulnerable due to an easy setup feature and password hashes.
Researchers have published a paper showing how a feature implemented in modern Wi-Fi routers intended to make securing them easier, in fact makes them insecure by default.
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