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Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Apologizes About Crippling Hack, Says Withdrawals to Resume Soon
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Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Apologizes About Crippling Hack, Says Withdrawals to Resume Soon

Troubled virtual currency platform rolls out new system, set to rebound from recent attack.
Google Acquires Security Startup to Let Users Log In With 'Ultrasonic Sound'
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Google Acquires Security Startup to Let Users Log In With 'Ultrasonic Sound'

The technology could serve as a replacement for one-time use PINs, passwords or both.
Popular Crowdfunding Site Kickstarter Says It Was Hacked, Urges Users to Change Passwords
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Popular Crowdfunding Site Kickstarter Says It Was Hacked, Urges Users to Change Passwords

Chief executive Yancey Strickler says customers’ email addresses were taken, but no credit card information was obtained by hackers.
Dark 'Cloud' Forming: The Struggle to Balance Security and Employee Privacy
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Dark 'Cloud' Forming: The Struggle to Balance Security and Employee Privacy

With more workers predicted to bring their own hardware to work, solutions need to be found to secure data.
Why You Should Skip the Password and Try These Things Instead
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Why You Should Skip the Password and Try These Things Instead

With Edward Snowden causing a whole lot of hoopla over passwords, here are a few alternatives to keep your company safe and sound.
Bad Karma? PayPal President Reports Stolen Credit Card
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Bad Karma? PayPal President Reports Stolen Credit Card

Just weeks after a claim that PayPal compromised the credit-card data of one of its users, the company's president claimed his card got skimmed.
French Courts Force Google to Air Indiscretion on Homepage
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French Courts Force Google to Air Indiscretion on Homepage

Following a failed appeal, Google was ordered by French courts post a notice on its Google.fr homepage informing users that it would be paying a 150,000-euro fine over privacy violations.
Preventing Another Target Attack
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Preventing Another Target Attack

For retailers that don't want to be the next Target or Neiman Marcus, here are three tips they can do to protect themselves.
Keeping Your Intellectual Property Safe and Sound
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Keeping Your Intellectual Property Safe and Sound

Whether they know it or not, almost all startups possess some sort of intellectual property. Here are a few ways to protect these IP secrets.
Microsoft Takes to the Front Lines in the War on Cybercrime
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Microsoft Takes to the Front Lines in the War on Cybercrime

Digital Crime Units helped take down seven major botnets last year.
The NYPD Is Testing Google Glass for ‘Patrol Purposes’
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The NYPD Is Testing Google Glass for ‘Patrol Purposes’

The agency reportedly obtained the high-tech eyewear through the Google Glass Explorer program. Google says it isn’t working on the project with any law enforcement agency.
Democrats Introduce Legislation to Restore 'Open Internet' Rules
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Democrats Introduce Legislation to Restore 'Open Internet' Rules

Bills introduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate would bring back net neutrality laws.
Google, Microsoft, Other Tech Giants Detail Government Data Requests Under New Relaxed Rules
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Google, Microsoft, Other Tech Giants Detail Government Data Requests Under New Relaxed Rules

The companies won the right to publish the data after suing the federal government for the right to be transparent.
Swallow This 'Password' Pill to Unlock Your Digital Devices
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Swallow This 'Password' Pill to Unlock Your Digital Devices

Yes, this is as far out as it sounds.
Make It Stop: Yahoo Reports Coordinated Email Hack
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Make It Stop: Yahoo Reports Coordinated Email Hack

As if the data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus weren't enough, Yahoo has announced that hackers recently broke into Yahoo Mail accounts.
5 No-Brainer Tips to Avoid Getting Hacked
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5 No-Brainer Tips to Avoid Getting Hacked

While big-name retailers continue to make headlines about security breaches ,entrepreneurs are in no way free from danger. Here are a few simple ways to protect your business from cyber attacks.
Why Your Small Business Is at Risk of a Hack Attack
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Why Your Small Business Is at Risk of a Hack Attack

In the wake of the Target and Neiman Marcus data breaches, startups and small businesses should realize they aren't immune.
The Beginner's Guide to Securely Using Public Wi-Fi
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The Beginner's Guide to Securely Using Public Wi-Fi

Open Wi-Fi networks aren't always safe ones. Make sure your devices are protected against attackers before you surf from a new place.
Extortion Over $50,000 Twitter Handle Sets a Chilling Precedent
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Extortion Over $50,000 Twitter Handle Sets a Chilling Precedent

A California web developer with the Twitter handle @N was forced to give it to a hacker who compromised both his PayPal and GoDaddy accounts
The Only Thing Scarier Than Self-Driving Cars Are the Hackers Waiting to Attack Them
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The Only Thing Scarier Than Self-Driving Cars Are the Hackers Waiting to Attack Them

A new study claims that nearly 54 million autonomous vehicles will be sold by 2035. But as smart devices proliferate across all categories, risks abound.
Crafts Store Michaels May Be the Latest Victim of a Data Hack
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Crafts Store Michaels May Be the Latest Victim of a Data Hack

Over the weekend, the arts-and-crafts retailer said it had recently learned of possible fraudulent activity on debit and credit cards used at its stores.
Neiman's Hack Attack Is Looking More and More Like Target's
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Neiman's Hack Attack Is Looking More and More Like Target's

Neiman Marcus reported that a more-than-expected 1.1 million shoppers may have been affected by a hack job that employed similar malware to the kind that compromised Target.
Google to Pay Out $2.7 Million to Hackers Who Break Into Chrome OS
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Google to Pay Out $2.7 Million to Hackers Who Break Into Chrome OS

The tech giant aims to beef up security by getting hackers to pinpoint weaknesses.
Target Is Newest Retailer to Drop Part-Time Health Coverage
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Target Is Newest Retailer to Drop Part-Time Health Coverage

The retailing giant follows Trader Joe's and The Home Depot example, while facing company layoffs and lingering concerns following December's security breach.
Target, Neiman Marcus Credit Card Hacks Could Be More Widespread, Experts Say
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Target, Neiman Marcus Credit Card Hacks Could Be More Widespread, Experts Say

Agencies warn that malicious software that targets POS units has 'potentially infected a large number' of retailers.
Obama Changes Rules for NSA Data Collection
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Obama Changes Rules for NSA Data Collection

Today, the President announced a plan to overhaul the way the National Security Agency handles cell phone metadata, among other security policy changes.
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