Security

  • TunnelBear Packages Its VPN Service Into A Handy Google Chrome Extension

    TunnelBear Packages Its VPN Service Into A Handy Google Chrome Extension

    TunnelBear, the company responsible for one of the better looking and easiest to use VPNs, is making its service even more accessible after it introduced an extension for Google’s Chrome browser. Read More

  • Europay, MasterCard, Visa: A Primer

    Europay, MasterCard, Visa: A Primer

    The cyber breaches and system hacks affecting Target, Home Depot, Neiman Marcus and other large retailers over the past two years have resulted in billions of dollars of credit card fraud. This growing epidemic has led to increased calls for a more robust credit card security system. Read More

  • Google Shuts Down Map Maker Following Hacks

    Google Shuts Down Map Maker Following Hacks

    After a series of spam attacks and other obscene edits, Google has temporarily taken its crowdsourced map editing tool Map Maker offline. The online tool has, for years, allowed those in countries without detailed maps to be able to add various details and points of interest to Google Maps, like new roads or parks, for example. Read More

  • New U.K. Government Focuses On Startups And Spooks

    New U.K. Government Focuses On Startups And Spooks

    The U.K. voted in a General Election on Thursday. The result ends five years of coalition government, and ushers in five years of true blue Tory rule. Here’s a quick round up of a few of the tech issues and areas that are going to be in play over the course of this Parliament. Read More

  • Winklevoss Twins Eat, Sleep, Breathe Bitcoin

    Winklevoss Twins Eat, Sleep, Breathe Bitcoin

    The twin Harvard graduates of Facebook fame Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss just took the stage at Disrupt NY to update everyone on their recent bitcoin projects. As a reminder, the twins have been working on an exchange traded fund (ETF) under the symbol ‘COIN’ so that old-school traders can trade bitcoins on the NASDAQ OMX. The two brothers also recently announced a new bitcoin… Read More

  • ShoCard Is A Digital Identity Card On The Blockchain

    ShoCard Is A Digital Identity Card On The Blockchain

    Meet ShoCard, a startup that stores your identity onto bitcoin’s blockchain so that you can prove your identity whenever you need to. ShoCard wants to replace cumbersome bank and credit card identification processes with something much more secure and practical. The startup is launching on stage today at Disrupt NY. Read More

  • Log In Securely with Cloudwear

    Cloudwear Introduces A New Way To Secure Online Accounts

    A company that has developed a new way to secure access to online accounts, Cloudwear, is launching today onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt NY. Backed by a team whose experience includes building cloud-based applications for Harvard, MIT and the U.S. Department of Defense, Cloudwear’s system enables companies to better determine a user’s location, then lock or grant access based on… Read More

  • Case Is An Insanely Secure Hardware Bitcoin Wallet

    Case Is An Insanely Secure Hardware Bitcoin Wallet

    You shouldn’t trust anyone with your bitcoins, and Case is well aware of that. Over the past few years, Mt.Gox, Bitstamp and countless other centralized services have suffered serious security breaches. But Case is about to put an end to all this, as this startup has built one of the most secure hardware bitcoin wallets in the world. The startup is launching onstage today at Disrupt NY. Read More

  • Google Launches Password Alert Chrome Extension To Keep You From Reusing Your Passwords

    Google Launches Password Alert Chrome Extension To Keep You From Reusing Your Passwords

    Google is launching a new Chrome extension today designed to prevent you from recycling your Google password on other sites. Password Alert, which is now available in the Chrome Web Store, will warn you whenever you are about to reuse your Google password on a site that isn’t a Google sign-in page. Google’s Director of Security for Google Apps for Work Eran Feigenbaum told me… Read More

  • HashiCorp Attacks Credentials Security With Open Source Secrets Manager

    HashiCorp Attacks Credentials Security With Open Source Secrets Manager

    Once upon a time, when you wanted to secure something of value, you put it in a vault and distributed the keys. Today, when you want to secure software credentials especially as you move across services, you can use a digital secrets manager and distribute the virtual keys. HashiCorp announced an early release of an open source secrets manager today appropriately called Vault. The tool… Read More

  • Internet Privacy Is The Wrong Conversation

    Internet Privacy Is The Wrong Conversation

    On April 2, the Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook is in hot water with government regulators in six European countries over its practice of tracking users’ movements across the web to sell targeted advertising. The kerfuffle illustrates the bind that the world finds itself in over tracking – the collection and sharing of data on users’ browsing habits to help sites… Read More

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