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'The Snappening' Really Happened: 100,000 Snapchat Photos and Videos Leak Online

Because the 'The Fappening' wasnÂ’t horrifying enough, enter 'The Snappening,' reason number 1,729 not to snap selfies in the buff.

Why a Dangerous Security Flaw in USB Devices Is Putting Computers Everywhere at Risk

Thumb drives and other USB devices are vulnerable to malware that could let an attacker take over a user's computer.

Hot New Social Network Ello Knocked Out By Cyber Attack... Already

Just when we were saying our first hello to Ello, it said goodbye. Here's why. And, yes, the buzzing ad-free social magnet is back up and running.

Another Hack: Jimmy John's Is the Latest Chain to Suffer a Data Breach

Approximately 216 Jimmy John's stores have been affected in the latest of a growing number of hacking incidents.

Home Depot Reports Bigger Breach Than Target; Criminals Used Custom Malware

Home Depot's cyberattack put 56 million credit cards at risk, significantly more than Target's breach.

Why Uncovering a Network Security Breach Can Take Weeks or Months

The discreet methods of hackers make an incursion extremely hard to detect. Both large and small companies are at risk.

Best Practices for Employees to Protect the Company From Hackers

With employees working at home and visiting personal sites at work, their guard is often let down. Here's a guide to Internet browsing done safely.

The Celebrity-Hacking Scandal Is a Rude Wake-Up Call on Cloud Security

As business owners, you have to take responsibility to protect your sensitive documents and photos.

Home Depot Suffers Possible Data Breach, Tries to Ease Customer Fears

The world's largest home improvement retailer may be the latest victim of a credit and debit card breach.

Apple Confirms Some Celeb Accounts Were Breached in Nude Photo Scandal

The tech giant has broken its silence regarding its probe into the mass leak of naked celebrity images by cyber criminals. Here are the latest developments.

8 Mostly Free Best Practices for Tightening Internal Data Security

Cybersecurity is a constant worry, but a few commonsense steps protect the company without hurting the bottom line.

Watch Where You Swipe: Hackers Have Done More Damage Than You Realize

More than 1,000 American businesses have been affected by in-store cash register breaches, estimates the Department of Homeland Security.

Sony Suffers Cyber Attack, Bomb Threat

Sony's PlayStation network was shut down for several hours on Sunday while a flight carrying an executive at the company was diverted due to a bomb threat.

UPS Stores In 24 States Hacked, Private Customer Data Possibly Exposed

The shipping giant's retail franchise was hit by a malware attack, potentially jeopardizing customer's identifying and financial information. Here's what you need to know.

The Phishing Expedition You Want to Avoid This Summer

Take these 12 steps to avoid an undesired visitor to your company's information or personal data.

A Lack of Communication on Cyber Security Will Cost Your Business Big (Infographic)

IT professionals need to effectively communicate the real risks of data breaches to leaders.

Cyber Safeguard Faces Big Hurdle

Two-factor authentication would make online transactions more secure, but there are issues on both the consumer and business sides.

5 Steps to Keeping Your Private Communications Secure

Control where your company emails go, how long they're seen and retrieve them when necessary -- even after you hit send.

Why Your Credit Card Company Wants to Replace Magnetic Strips With Microchips

Magnetic strip credit cards will soon be extinct in the U.S. Here's the technology that will replace them and what you need to know about it.

Here's Why You Need to Change Your eBay Password Right Now

The world's biggest online marketplace has been hacked. Those weird warning messages weren't a false alarm.

U.S. Charges Chinese Officials With Economic Espionage

The indictment marks the first time that the U.S. government has brought charges against foreign officials for cyber spying.

8 Ways to Protect Yourself From Microsoft's Dangerous Internet Explorer Bug

Take these quick, easy steps to fend off hackers taking advantage of a serious flaw in the popular web browser.

Hijacked! How to Stop Cybercriminals From Stealing Your Domain

With Twitter, Google and other big-name companies under attack, no one is safe. Here is how to prevent your domain (and website) from getting hijacked.

Target Falls for the Terrifying 'Thigh Gap' Trend and Totally Gets Busted

On the heels of its massive data breach, Target has something else to apologize for. And what it screwed up this time could have girls everywhere feeling even worse about their bodies.

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