More than 500 million people's details were compromised. The records include various combinations of name, email, gender, date of birth, location, relationship status and employer.
Universities are a prime target for cyber attacks and the weakest links in their defences are all the non-expert users of their systems. Teaching everyone basic cyber hygiene is vital.
If you're reluctant to share your password, or broadcast a team password in Slack in a groupchat, your instincts are correct. But mocking those who 'do the wrong thing' is unlikely to help.
Many of us will have received new gadgets this festive season. But how can we ensure these are set up safely? And what's the best way to discard of old devices being replaced?
Guidance on strong passwords has changed and children need to learn about it in a way that suits their stage of development.
One website dedicated to tracking stolen passwords suggests there are details of currently more than 10 billion compromised accounts available online.
Two-factor authentication is certainly an added layer of security as we traverse the online world. But it comes in various forms, and they're not all equally protective.
Zoom's privacy and security shortcomings are just the latest videoconferencing vulnerabilities. Knowing each platform's risks can help people avoid many of the downsides of virtual gatherings.
Quantum communication is needed to make the internet much more secure.
A new digital ID system will gather piles of personal information in one place -- and you won't have full control over who has access
Facebook is planning to put end-to-end encryption on all its messaging services soon. But governments aren't happy about it, as it could make it harder to catch criminals.
A major cyber attack on a data lake could have immense consequences for any of us. And the damage could be felt anywhere from banking to the healthcare sector.
The news that malware can invade iPhones and other Apple devices via the Safari web browser has damaged Apple's reputation for security. But you can fix the problem by updating your phone's software.
As the internet-connected world reels from revelations about personalized manipulation based on Facebook data, a scholar of virtual reality warns there's an even bigger crisis of trust on the horizon.
An ultra-safe industry has important experience that could help a vulnerable new industry improve its safety.
Uber has admitted that the 2016 data breach puts at risk the personal information of 57 million users.
Like legitimate e-commerce, ransomware e-crime is increasing in scale, value and sophistication.
The rapid penetration of internet technologies in Africa provides hope for e-commerce's continued growth. Potential online stores need to understand what draws or pushes customers away.
The banks are dealing with rising rates of online credit card fraud, but they can't fix it on their own.
UK politicians are planning very different approaches to data privacy, security and surveillance.