What to do if you’re a phishing victim

Figures don't lie, the old aphorism goes, but liars can figure. And after nearly 20 years covering technology, I've realized that you could update that saying to: Benchmarks don't lie, but liars can

Published on: October 18th, 2011 Bill Snyder

The best Web sites to bookmark for small businesses

Whether you're running a business out of your den or from a penthouse in the sky, you don't have time or money to waste on second-rate tools. These well-designed services and resources are

Published on: September 30th, 2011 Elsa Wenzel

Fake FireFox 7 site ranks high in search results

If you're using a search engine today to find a download of Firefox 7, be careful about the results you click on. That's because a dubious Web site called Firefox7.org appears high up

Published on: September 29th, 2011 John P. Mello Jr.

Will Windows 8 be the end of Flash?

Microsoft appears to be taking a page out of Apple's play book saying it will dump plug-ins such as Adobe Flash from Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8. Well, sort of.You'll still be

Published on: September 16th, 2011 Ian Paul

Mozilla backtracks on scrubbing Firefox version numbers

Mozilla will not scrub the version number from Firefox's "About" box after all, putting an end to an often-heated debate that first surfaced two weeks ago. "There are no plans to adjust the

Published on: August 29th, 2011 Gregg Keizer and John Ribeiro

MSN.com disables user-tracking

Microsoft said it has disabled an online tracking technology that, according to a Stanford University researcher, allowed the company to sneakily track users on MSN.com -- even after they deleted their browser cookies

Published on: August 22nd, 2011 Jaikumar Vijayan

10 Safari shortcuts

I'm a keyboard guy. While I like my Magic Trackpad, and the trackpad on my MacBook Air, I do as much as I can from the keyboard. As such, I use LaunchBar to

Published on: July 22nd, 2011 Kirk McElhearn

Google now sniffs out malware

Google's search engine is now fighting against a strain of malware that secretly intercepts Web browser activity on Windows PCs. Infected users will see a big yellow box at the top of search

Published on: July 21st, 2011 Jared Newman and John E Dunn

Internet Explorer 9 hammers rivals

The in-house reputation system used in Internet Explorer 8 and 9 is markedly superior at blocking social-engineering attacks than the Google equivalent used by Chrome, Firefox, Apple's Safari, an independent test by NSS

Published on: July 18th, 2011 John E. Dunn

StumbleUpon extends personalized Web experience to iOS

The StumbleUpon Web discovery service has carved out a big presence for itself on the Web, with a reported 15 million users and 1 billion personalized recommendations each month. Last month, in fact,

Published on: July 13th, 2011 Philip Michaels

Do browser filters ‘dumb down’ Web search results?

Think you're on the Internet right now? Well, you're not. You're on your Internet. The exact version of the online world that you see is available only to you.Most of the major conduits

Published on: May 10th, 2011 Mike Elgan

Top 5 legal mistakes to avoid on your Web site

Web sites that have been up and running for a while tend to get tinkered with by well-intentioned marketing and technical staffs. Although businesses should encourage innovation, many common website practices can, if

Published on: April 18th, 2011 Bill Baker

10 tasty new features of Firefox 4

Mozilla's Firefox 4 is now officially expected to debut on Tuesday March 22, following hard on the heels of Google's Chrome 10 and Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9. With so many new browser releases

Published on: March 22nd, 2011 Katherine Noyes

Hacking champion says Pwn2Own encourages exploit ‘weaponization’

Organizers of Pwn2Ownon Sunday defended the hacking contest's rules after a three-time winner criticized the challenge for encouraging researchers to "weaponize" exploits.The contest, which starts March 9, pits researchers against four browsers --

Published on: March 1st, 2011 Gregg Keizer