Lucian ConstantinCSO Senior Writer, IDG News Service

Lucian Constantin writes about information security, privacy, and data protection for CSO.

Western Digital My Passport Pro

Thunderbolt devices can infect MacBooks with persistent rootkits

The rogue code will run in the boot ROM and will be hard to detect or remove, a researcher said

bitdefender box

Bitdefender's BOX hardware protects your entire home network, not just your PC

Bitdefender BOX can replace or run alongside a home router to scan all network traffic for security threats

snapchat

Top messaging apps flat-out flunk EFF's security review

The organization ranked 39 digital communication tools based on security features and best practices

on pcworld.com

dropbox sync

Dropbox says it wasn't hacked after 7 million alleged user credentials appear online

The credentials leaked by an alleged hacker online were likely stolen from other services, the company said.

iPad Air

Is that used iPad stolen? Apple creates tool for would-be buyers to check

The tool will help prospective buyers of used iPhones and iPads to determine if the devices were lost or stolen