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Target to Pay $10 Million to Settle Data Breach Lawsuit
Legal Issues

Target to Pay $10 Million to Settle Data Breach Lawsuit

Individual victims can receive up to $10,000 in damages.
CIA Sought to Hack Apple iPhones for Nearly a Decade
Security

CIA Sought to Hack Apple iPhones for Nearly a Decade

Top-secret documents suggest U.S. government researchers created a version of Apple's application development tool to create surveillance backdoors into programs distributed on the App Store.
Microsoft Warns Windows PCs Also Vulnerable to 'Freak' Attacks
Security

Microsoft Warns Windows PCs Also Vulnerable to 'Freak' Attacks

Hundreds of millions of Windows PC users are vulnerable to attacks exploiting the recently uncovered security vulnerability, Microsoft says.
Apple Pay Hit by Wave of Fraudulent Transactions
Apple Pay

Apple Pay Hit by Wave of Fraudulent Transactions

The transactions stemmed from breaches at retail giants including Home Depot and Target.
The $8.65 Billion Shift to New Credit Cards Won't Fix Security Issues
Security

The $8.65 Billion Shift to New Credit Cards Won't Fix Security Issues

But retailers will be paying the price.
5 Billion Android Apps Open to Hacking
Hackers

5 Billion Android Apps Open to Hacking

Attackers are exploiting flaws in Google's popular operating system.
Arjun Kharpal
7 Ways to Stay Ahead of Hackers and Keep Your Company's Data Safe
Cyber Attacks

7 Ways to Stay Ahead of Hackers and Keep Your Company's Data Safe

Every company needs to invest in cybersecurity but your first line of defense is being aware.
Daniel Riedel
Google to Hand Out 'Infinity Million' Dollars to Hackers Who Break Into Google Chrome
Hackathons

Google to Hand Out 'Infinity Million' Dollars to Hackers Who Break Into Google Chrome

The search giant retires its annual hackathon, replaces it with an around-the-clock program that allows hackers to submit (and get paid for) finding bugs anytime, from anywhere.
Laura Entis
U.S. Government Urges Lenovo Customers to Remove 'Superfish' Software
Security

U.S. Government Urges Lenovo Customers to Remove 'Superfish' Software

The software is said to make users vulnerable to a type of cyberattack known as SSL spoofing.
Expert Advice: How to Up Your Cyber Security
Cyber Security

Expert Advice: How to Up Your Cyber Security

What you need to know to fend off a hack attack
Your Shiny New Lenovo Laptop Might Be Vulnerable to Hacking
Hackers

Your Shiny New Lenovo Laptop Might Be Vulnerable to Hacking

Experts say the world's largest PC maker pre-installed a virus-like software on laptops that makes the devices more vulnerable to cyberattacks.
Unknown Hacking Group Pulls $300 Million International Bank Heist
Cyber Security

Unknown Hacking Group Pulls $300 Million International Bank Heist

With threat concerns at an all-time high, a Russian cybersecurity firm's investigation uncovered a large scale financial hack attack.
Nina Zipkin
Obama Heads to Silicon Valley to Discuss Hacking Threats With CEOs
Security

Obama Heads to Silicon Valley to Discuss Hacking Threats With CEOs

The aim is to build support for beefing up cyber security laws in the wake of massive hacks at Target Corp, Sony Corp and Anthem Inc.
Google Is Giving Away 2GB of Permanent Storage to Users Who Perform Security Checks
Data Storage

Google Is Giving Away 2GB of Permanent Storage to Users Who Perform Security Checks

The 2-minute settings check verifies account recovery info, recent activity and approved devices.
Geoff Weiss