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5 No-Brainer Tips to Avoid Getting Hacked
Security

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
Human Resources

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.
Uh, Did Your Refrigerator Just Send Me an Internet Virus?
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Uh, Did Your Refrigerator Just Send Me an Internet Virus?

Security firm outlines a recent cyber attack using internet-connected household devices.
Target's Security Breach Stresses the Need for Better Cyber Security
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Target's Security Breach Stresses the Need for Better Cyber Security

Criminals are getting more clever in the theft of consumer information. Companies should take immediate steps to better protect sensitive data.
Target Chief Apologizes as 'Holiday Hack' Claims Yet Another Victim
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Target Chief Apologizes as 'Holiday Hack' Claims Yet Another Victim

Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel addressed Target's data breach in his first live interview since the incident, while Neiman Marcus announced its own security violation.
Why Businesses Will Like PayPal's Updated Checkout Process
News and Trends

Why Businesses Will Like PayPal's Updated Checkout Process

The payment processing company has moved to a simpler 'in-context' checkout system.
Target Says Up to 70 Million Customers Affected By Hacking
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Target Says Up to 70 Million Customers Affected By Hacking

The fallout from Target's Black Friday hacking incident continues with the company saying 70 million people were affected by the data breach -- a much larger figure than the 40 million initially reported.
McAfee Prediction Report Forecasts Rise in Mobile Attacks
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McAfee Prediction Report Forecasts Rise in Mobile Attacks

With fewer adept security teams, small businesses are becoming more attractive targets for cybercriminals.
McAfee Founder Elated That Intel Is Renaming Security Products, Says It's the 'Worst Software on the Planet'
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McAfee Founder Elated That Intel Is Renaming Security Products, Says It's the 'Worst Software on the Planet'

Intel will drop the McAfee name from its security products, hoping to distance itself from controversial founder John McAfee, who says the move has delighted him 'beyond words.'
No Apologies: On Hack, Snapchat Founder Says 'We Thought We Had Done Enough'
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No Apologies: On Hack, Snapchat Founder Says 'We Thought We Had Done Enough'

On the 'Today' show, the 23-year-old discussed the inevitabilities of hacking while reassuring users.
Happy New Year? Snapchat and Skype Get Hacked
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Happy New Year? Snapchat and Skype Get Hacked

In just the first day of 2014, Snapchat and Skype were rudely awakened to the need to improve security measures.
4 Ways to Maximize Your Loss Prevention Strategies
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4 Ways to Maximize Your Loss Prevention Strategies

Ways to get the most from the theft prevention technology and techniques you're already using.
Judge Says NSA Phone Surveillance Is Constitutional
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Judge Says NSA Phone Surveillance Is Constitutional

Just 11 days after a federal judge in Washington said the NSA's phone-data collection program is 'almost certainly' unconstitutional, a federal judge in New York said the program is legal.
Lesson Learned: TV Anchor Shows Off Bitcoin, Is Instantly Robbed
Payments & Collections

Lesson Learned: TV Anchor Shows Off Bitcoin, Is Instantly Robbed

A Bitcoin that was shown during a segment on Bloomberg TV was immediately stolen by an observant Reddit user, providing the host and his audience with a valuable lesson about security and digital currency.
Target Hit by a Sophisticated Hack Job
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Target Hit by a Sophisticated Hack Job

The retail company was targeted by hackers who may have tampered with the machines customers use to swipe their cards.
Attack Drones, a Smelly Smartphone App and a Smart Paper Airplane-Jet
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Attack Drones, a Smelly Smartphone App and a Smart Paper Airplane-Jet

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
Marissa Mayer, Tim Cook & Other Tech Titans Meet With Obama on Health Care, Surveillance
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Marissa Mayer, Tim Cook & Other Tech Titans Meet With Obama on Health Care, Surveillance

Executives of the largest U.S. technology companies are meeting at the White House to talk Healthcare.gov and issues of national security.
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