Better Data Security Is Good For Your Business

IT security is often treated as insurance — something you have to spend on but which doesn’t deliver any actual value. Forrester analyst Michael Barnes reminds us that in an era where breaches are increasingly common, strong security and governance can actually be a means of attracting customers.

Watch Out For Suspicious Microsoft Office Files: They Could Be Malware

Microsoft recently released security advisory warning of specially crafted Microsoft Office files that can give an attacker the same user rights as the user that opens it. The vulnerability affects all currently supported releases of Microsoft Windows, excluding Windows Server 2003.

How To Tap Your Network And See Everything That Happens On It

Your home network is your fortress. Inside it lies tons of valuable information — unencrypted files, personal, private data, and perhaps most importantly, computers that can be hijacked and used for any purpose. Let’s talk about how you can, with the power of evil, sniff around your home network to make sure you don’t have any uninvited guests.

Google Adds A USB Key Option To Two-Factor Authentication

Google has already been pretty great about supporting two-factor authentication. Now, the company is adding another option: authentication with a secure USB key.

Ask LH: Will Incognito Mode Save Me At Work?

Hey Lifehacker, If I’m working in incognito mode and using an app like Omegle or Chatroulette, can my employer track the chat?

Yes, Some ATMs Run Windows, But Don't Panic

How safe is Microsoft Windows? After all, the list of malware that has caused major headaches worldwide over the last 15 years is long — viruses, worms and Trojans have forced computers to shut down, knocked South Korea offline and even overloaded Google’s servers. Now, how safe do you feel knowing that cash machines across the world run Microsoft Windows?

Tinfoil For Facebook Puts Your Mobile Browsing In A Privacy Sandbox

Android: Part of the problem with Facebook privacy is that you can still be tracked even when you’re not on Facebook itself. Tinfoil for Facebook helps prevent this by browsing the mobile Facebook site in a sandbox.

Patch Tuesday: All Three All Over You At Once

What’s more painful than a regular patch Tuesday? A patch Tuesday with vital updates from Microsoft, Oracle and Adobe.

Droid Protector Locks Apps, Hides Photos All In One App

Android: We’ve seen apps that lock other apps with passwords and ones that hide sensitive photos. Droid Protector does both, in a nice-looking package.