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Password Problems: How the Cardinals Hacked the Houston Astros' Confidential Database
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Password Problems: How the Cardinals Hacked the Houston Astros' Confidential Database

The break-in, which is currently being investigated by the F.B.I., serves as a vital lesson in password protection.
Geoff Weiss
One of the Most Popular Password Security Companies Was Hacked
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One of the Most Popular Password Security Companies Was Hacked

You should probably change your LastPass password, ASAP.
Big U.S. Data Breaches Offer Treasure Trove for Hackers
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Big U.S. Data Breaches Offer Treasure Trove for Hackers

A flood of attacks by suspected Chinese hackers have been aimed at grabbing personal data, industrial secrets and weapons plans from government and private computers.
U.S. Officials Report Massive Breach of Federal Personnel Data
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U.S. Officials Report Massive Breach of Federal Personnel Data

A foreign entity or government is believed to be behind the cyber attack.
Everett Rosenfeld
IRS Hack Affects More Than 100,000 Taxpayers
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IRS Hack Affects More Than 100,000 Taxpayers

While its main computer was unaffected, the agency has shut down the breached application.
Nina Zipkin
This One Stat Will Make You Never Want to Use an ATM Again
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This One Stat Will Make You Never Want to Use an ATM Again

Debit-card security compromises at ATMs were up this year -- by a lot.
Daniel Roberts
Starbucks Denies Reports Its Mobile App Was Hacked
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Starbucks Denies Reports Its Mobile App Was Hacked

The coffee chain denied reports that said cyber-criminals had used its mobile payments app to siphon money from its customers.
Phil Wahba
'Venom' Vulnerability: Serious Computer Bug Shatters Cloud Security
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'Venom' Vulnerability: Serious Computer Bug Shatters Cloud Security

Security researchers have discovered a critical flaw that allows attackers to move freely across virtual machines.
Robert Hackett
How Dorkable Is Your Business?
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How Dorkable Is Your Business?

Many companies make a critical security mistake -- simply because they don't even know it's a threat at all.
Chris Hadnagy
Tesla and Elon Musk's Twitter Feeds Hacked
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Tesla and Elon Musk's Twitter Feeds Hacked

The rogue message had one person's phone ringing and ringing.
6 Surprising Places Hackers Hide
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6 Surprising Places Hackers Hide

The innocent items that might let hackers into your home or business.
Nina Zipkin
Company Executives Poorly Placed to Handle Rising Cyber Risk
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Company Executives Poorly Placed to Handle Rising Cyber Risk

A new survey says less than half of company boards have the necessary skills to manage the rising threat of cyber attacks.
Windows Security Flaw Could Let Hackers Steal Login Info From Hundreds of Millions of PCs
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Windows Security Flaw Could Let Hackers Steal Login Info From Hundreds of Millions of PCs

If a hacker can get a Windows user to click on a bad link in an email or on a website, it can essentially hijack communications and steal sensitive information.
Social Coding Site GitHub Hit by Days-Long Cyber Attack
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Social Coding Site GitHub Hit by Days-Long Cyber Attack

China is reportedly the source of the attack.