Yahoo Offers On-Demand Password Log In To Your Accounts

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
Online privacy and security has always been highly valued. But it is not always easy to enforce. The open platform that the World Wide Web offers for information sharing has its benefits. But it also has its risks and disadvantages. The wide-reaching coverage of the Web allows easy access to different kinds of date, with some of them not meant for sharing. Online accounts are always under the threat of identity th

Heartbleed Internet bug can steal passwords without notice

Thursday, April 10th, 2014
A major online security firm has alerted on Monday both website companies and Internet users that sites running on SSL encryption are vulnerable to a major Internet bug called Heartbleed. These websites include Airbnb,, Creative Commons, Pinterest, and NASA. The security flaw was reportedly discovered by a Google employee working on the company’s security group, as well as a software security

PlayThru Brings Captcha to a Playful Level

Friday, May 4th, 2012
I can tell you from a personal experience that captchas are a pain, especially if you are teaching your mother by voice chat how to have her Google account authenticated. The squiggly letters are almost unreadable. Run lines along the C’s and you will mistake it for a small E. You cannot tell whether it is a numeral 1 or a small L. Some words would contain accents or, worse, written in Chinese. Activate

Facebook Partners Up with Security Firms; Resells Antivirus in the Process

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
With close to 1 billion users, Facebook has been a target of shady techies armed with malware that would flood its users’ Timeline fake news or phishing links. Today, the largest social network has sealed a partnership with various online security companies, including McAfee, Trendmicro, Microsoft, Sophos, and Symantec to enhance its own URL blacklisting system; all while positioning itself as an antivirus s

Intel Eyes Buying McAfee

Friday, August 20th, 2010
Intel Corporation, the leader in the manufacture of computer processors today, is on its way in acquiring online security company McAfee. The acquisition deal is said to reach an incredible $7.68 billion. The said deal currently stands as Intel’s biggest ever acquisition in its 42-year history. Intel has previously already have software business acquisitions in the past and McAfee may be the first one that f