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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.
How Much Do Data Breaches Cost Big Companies? Shockingly Little.
Security

How Much Do Data Breaches Cost Big Companies? Shockingly Little.

From Sony to Target, big companies that were hacked felt barely a dent to their bottom line, an analysis reveals.
Robert Hackett
U.S. Urges Companies to Do More to Fight Cyber Crime
Security

U.S. Urges Companies to Do More to Fight Cyber Crime

Cyber crime is probably the biggest risk facing companies across the world, officials say.
Avoiding the 'Inevitable' Breach: 4 Ways Retailers Should Amp Up Security
Security

Avoiding the 'Inevitable' Breach: 4 Ways Retailers Should Amp Up Security

There's ample advice out there telling chief information officers how to build a breach recovery plan, but the key steps to avoiding such an event are not as clear.
Ken Paull
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
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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
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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.