Tech

Tweets issued during a hack of the UPI Twitter account on Friday, Jan. 16. (Credit: Twitter, via CBS News)

Hackers Target New York Post, UPI Twitter Accounts

Some Twitter accounts for the New York Post and UPI, as well as the news agency’s website, were briefly hacked Friday.

01/16/2015

FILE - A checkout keypad is seen at a Sears store. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Schneiderman Proposes Tougher Data Security Law

New York’s data security law is weak and should be overhauled to require businesses to protect the personal information of consumers and employees, the state’s top law enforcement official said Thursday.

01/15/2015

A demonstration of a bracelet loaded with pepper spray that can be used in self-defense. (Credit: CBS2)

Seen At 11: New Devices Can Offer Personal Protection On The Go

A bracelet loaded with pepper spray is a fashion accessory that can come in handy during a life threatening emergency.

01/14/2015

A boy in Utah helped cops track down a car thief using his mother's phone. (Credit:CBS2)

Quick Thinking Toddler Uses Phone To Thwart Car Theft, Kidnapping

A boy was kidnapped when his mother left her car running, but what the boy did next has turned into a teachable moment.

01/14/2015

Supporters of Ross William Ulbricht, the alleged creator and operator of the Silk Road underground market, stand in front of a Manhattan federal courthouse on the first day of jury selection for his trial on Jan. 13, 2015.  (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Defense Lawyer: Silk Road Creator Is Not A Drug Dealer

Prosecutor Timothy Howard, however, told jurors that the Silk Road website was an online shopping paradise for the sale of dangerous illegal drugs, and that Ulbricht was the kingpin of the digital criminal enterprise.

01/13/2015

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Facebook Launches AMBER Alerts To Help Find Missing Children

Facebook users will soon receive AMBER Alerts to help find missing children who may be located near them.

01/13/2015

A screengrab of the apparently hacked Twitter page of the U.S. Central Command. (credit: Twitter.com/CentCom)

U.S. Central Command Twitter Account Hacked, Apparently By ISIS

The hack apparently started at 12:30 p.m. with a message that read “American soldiers, we are coming, watch your back. ISIS.”

01/12/2015

Fitness gadgets seen at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. (credit: Getty Images)

Expert Discusses Top Fitness Tech Trends For 2015

Katlean de Monchy, who attended last week’s International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, shared some of the fitness tech trends of 2015.

01/11/2015

FILE -- Henry Liu, who works for MTV Online, does some work using free wireless high-speed Internet access on his laptop in Bryant Park. (file: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC Libraries Pioneer Free Wi-Fi Hot Spot Lending To 10,000

The program — which offers the devices for up to a year, about a $1,000 value — seeks to bridge a digital divide in the nation’s largest city, where studies have found nearly 3 million of the 8 million people lack broadband access.

01/11/2015

A vehicle exits the entryway to Sony Pictures Entertainment in Los Angeles, on December 4, 2014.  (credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Sony Hackers Reference 9/11 Attacks, Threaten Theaters During Upcoming Premiere Of ‘The Interview’

The group also released a trove of data files: what they called the beginning of a “Christmas gift.” But GOP, as the group is known, included a message warning that people should stay away from places where “The Interview” will be shown, including the upcoming premiere. Referencing 9/11, it urged people to leave their homes if located near theaters showing the film.

12/16/2014

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Seen At 11: Keeping Your Credit Card Information On Lock With A ‘Security Freeze’

The “security freeze” is the number one tool to prevent crooks from stealing your credit card information. But the problem is that not many people use it.

12/10/2014

ResQwalk founder Bailey Schroeder and her adopted dog Charlie (Photo Credit: ResQWalk)

New Mobile App Helps Shelter Pets In NYC And Across The Country

ResQwalk is available for either iOS or Android devices that enables animal lovers to raise money for animal rescues and shelters in the United States and Canada every time they go for a walk.

1010 WINS–12/06/2014

A scam email to trick customers out of their personal information. (credit: FedEx)

Experts Warn Of Scam Emails About FedEx Shipments

The emails say a parcel was unable to be delivered, or ask recipients to update their passwords.

12/02/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer holds a news conference Nov. 30, 2014, in Manhattan. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Sen. Charles Schumer Wants Improved Security For Smart TVs, Baby Monitors

Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the manufacturers of smart televisions and other devices connected to the Internet to help protect consumers from hackers.

11/30/2014

Topps football cards (Photo: Jared Max)

Jared Max: The New Black Friday Motto: Bearing A Gift Beyond Price, Almost Free

Now that you’ve digested all the decadence from what was hopefully in “improbable” Thanksgiving, for this Black Friday I want to encourage you to think out of the box before wasting money unnecessarily.

11/28/2014