Should You Cover Your Laptop Camera?

If you’re reading this on a laptop, you’re probably sitting right in front of a little dot at the top of your machine — the camera.

You may not even use it that much, if you’re not in the habit …

4 Security Mistakes That Could Just Cost You Your Job

It’s dangerous to be careless about how you approach work-related computer and internet security. Just ask Target’s ex-CEO, Gregg Steinhafel. When his company suffered a security breach in 2014 that resulted in the details of millions of customers being compromised, …

4 Ways to Become Indispensable at Work

We all want job security, but in 2015 it can be pretty hard thing to come by. Of course, no one is totally indispensable; the reality is that we can all be replaced. We all know this. However, there are certain things that you can do to achieve near-indispensability, which should provide that feeling of safety we all crave. Here are some ideas for making yourself essential.

Choose the Best Passwords at Work or Anywhere Else

Yesterday, eBay announced that the encrypted passwords and personal details of all 233 million of its users had been compromised in one of the largest security breaches of all time. What does that have to do with you at work? Well, if you use the same password for multiple accounts, as many people do, this or any other hacking incident could expose more than just your personal information: it could compromise your accounts at work, leading to potential security threats for your employer and career fallout for you.

The Dark Side of BYOD

Are you using your own smartphone at work? If so, you're not alone -- by 2017, Gartner predicts that half of employers will require employees to supply their own device for work purposes. But what happens when you quit or get fired? If you're using your own device for work, you'll undoubtedly have months, if not years, of personal information on that phone -- including photos of loved ones, texts between friends, and other (very) personal information. You could lose all of that, along with access to your corporate accounts.

PayScale Unaffected By Heartbleed Bug

The Heartbleed bug that has likely been giving many website IT departments heartburn as they attempt to scramble to implement a fix fortunately did not impact usernames or passwords on PayScale.com or any of its compensation products for businesses like PayScale MarketRate?, PayScale Insight?, and PayScale Insight Expert?. Your PayScale passwords are safe and do not need to be changed.

Those Unpaid Security Screenings Might Not Be Legal

Does your employer require you to go through a security screening before you go on the clock? If so, they might be breaking the law -- but if they are, they're not alone. Employees who work for companies that require security screenings often are not compensated for time spent being screened. Just a few years ago, groups of employees started filing suit against their employers for wage theft. Their basic argument was, of course, that they should be compensated for time given to the employer. If you are ever expected to give up your time without being compensated, here is what you need to know.

Mobile Devices Increase Productivity, But Pose Serious Security Concerns

It's 6 a.m. and your alarm goes off -- and the first thing you do is check your email on your smartphone. Over the course of the day, you may have touched four or five devices, and half of them are mobile. While working with a multitude of mobile devices might seem like opportunities to distract yourself, the reality is that mobile devices can actually increase productivity -- but at the cost of security.