When Hackers Attack: Practicing Cybersecurity at Home (Brian Krebs/Popular Mechanics)

Brian Krebs / Popular Mechanics:
When Hackers Attack: Practicing Cybersecurity at Home  —  While Barack Obama has selected key members of his national security team—Defense Secretary, National Security Adviser and Secretary of State—there are calls for the president-elect to make another security appointment.

Source: When Hackers Attack: Practicing Cybersecurity at Home (Brian Krebs/Popular Mechanics)

Court Halts Bogus Computer Scans (Betsy Lordan/Federal Trade Commission)

Betsy Lordan / Federal Trade Commission:
Court Halts Bogus Computer Scans  —  At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a U.S. district court has issued a temporary halt to a massive “scareware” scheme, which falsely claimed that scans had detected viruses, spyware, and illegal pornography on consumers’ computers.

Source: Court Halts Bogus Computer Scans (Betsy Lordan/Federal Trade Commission)

Google's Chrome Team Mulls Local File Restrictions (Thomas Claburn/InformationWeek)

Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Google’s Chrome Team Mulls Local File Restrictions  —  Google engineers are looking at extending Chrome’s restrictions on local Web pages to further tighten the Web browser’s security across a broader set of protocols.  —  Insider attacks tend to pose a greater computer security risk …

Source: Google's Chrome Team Mulls Local File Restrictions (Thomas Claburn/InformationWeek)

Warcraft account security (Nelson Minar/Nelson's Weblog)

Nelson Minar / Nelson’s Weblog:
Warcraft account security  —  My World of Warcraft account is now more secure than my bank account.  It is harder to steal 5,000 fake Warcraft gold from me than $5,000 real US dollars.  Why?  Because unlike my bank, my computer game supports two factor authentication.

Source: Warcraft account security (Nelson Minar/Nelson's Weblog)