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Stolen Facebook Accounts for Sale

May 2, 2010 | The New York Times Researchers at VeriSign’s iDefense division tracking the digital underworld say bogus and stolen accounts on the Facebook are now on sale in high volume on…

Reducing the Anxiety of Paying Online

March 17, 2010 | The New York Times Last year, 92 million people bought things online using credit cards, debit cards and services like PayPal and Google Checkout. Millions of others paid…

Safe Travels for You and Your Data

February 7, 2010 | The New York Times You’re a smart traveler. You pack sunscreen and Pepto, locks for your luggage and a pouch to hide cash under your clothes….

Organizing the Chaos of Online Travel Tips

December, 2009 | The New York Times This fall, I was lured to Panama. Friends who settled there a year ago had regularly regaled me, an avid traveler, with visions of…

Building an Online Bulwark to Fend Off Identity Fraud

November 18, 2009 | The New York Times A clotheshorse racked up thousands of dollars in mystery charges on a friend’s credit card. Phantoms emptied your uncle’s bank account. Someone took out…

Keeping That New PC Clean and Pure

September 2, 2009 | The New York Times School starts soon, and many people are getting spanking-new computers. Ah, the joy of a new and more powerful toy — and a…

Online Scammers Prey on the Jobless

August 5, 2009 | The New York Times When Claude Vera responded to the customer-service job opening he saw on the online-classified site Geebo.com back in February, it seemed like one of…

On Networking Sites, Learning How Not to Share

January 28, 2009 | The New York Times YOUR boss saw pictures of you drunk at last Saturday’s party. An old flame found out you’re seeing someone else. The nosy…

U.S. Says It Shut Down Password Theft Network

April 14, 2011 | The New York Times The Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Wednesday that they had dismantled a giant international network of…

U.S. to Provide Guidelines to Bolster Computer Security

June 26, 2011 | The New York Times The Homeland Security Department plans to unveil on Monday a new system of guidance intended to help make the software behind many services…