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E-Cig Chargers Could Infect Computer With Malware
Malware

E-Cig Chargers Could Infect Computer With Malware

What's supposedly better for your lungs may not be healthy for your hard drive.
Carly Okyle
NSA Chief Warns Chinese Cyber Attacks Could Shut U.S. Infrastructure
Cybercrime

NSA Chief Warns Chinese Cyber Attacks Could Shut U.S. Infrastructure

He says that China and 'probably one or two' other countries have the ability to invade and possibly shut down computer systems of U.S. power utilities, aviation networks and financial companies.
Microsoft Releases Patch to Fix 19-Year-Old Windows Bug
Microsoft

Microsoft Releases Patch to Fix 19-Year-Old Windows Bug

The vulnerability could allow attackers to remotely execute code and take over a user's computer by tricking them into visiting a bad URL.
Benjamin Kabin
Square Rolls Out New Reader for Chip-Based Credit Cards
Mobile Payments

Square Rolls Out New Reader for Chip-Based Credit Cards

The new reader is available for pre-sale, as the U.S. prepares to say goodbye to magnetic-stripe cards.
Kate Taylor
Apple iOS Bug Makes Most Devices Vulnerable to Attack
Cyber Attacks

Apple iOS Bug Makes Most Devices Vulnerable to Attack

Cybersecurity researchers say the bug enables hackers to access their devices by persuading users to install malicious applications.
United States Postal Service Reports Possible Breach
Data Breach

United States Postal Service Reports Possible Breach

The hack may have compromised more than 800,000 employees' personal data, including Social Security numbers.
Laura Entis
How Hacking Is Helping Businesses Beyond the Tech Sector
Hackathons

How Hacking Is Helping Businesses Beyond the Tech Sector

A variety of businesses, from retail to service industries, are organizing internal events using the creative talents of their own employees to solve, or hack, problems.
Home Depot Says About 53 Million Email Addresses Stolen in Breach
Hackers

Home Depot Says About 53 Million Email Addresses Stolen in Breach

That's in addition to customer data for 56 million payment cards previously disclosed by the retailer.
Wall Street Teams Up to Try to Fight Hackers
Cyber Security

Wall Street Teams Up to Try to Fight Hackers

Two financial regulatory groups have announced that their jointly produced software program, Soltra Edge, will become available on Dec. 2.
Catherine Clifford
Apple Pay Opponent MCX Suffers Hack Attack
Mobile Payments

Apple Pay Opponent MCX Suffers Hack Attack

Email addresses from pilot participants were stolen, the company said, though the forthcoming mobile app -- which lets users purchase goods by scanning a QR code -- was not affected.
Geoff Weiss
Your Company Is Probably Going to Get Hacked. Here's How to Protect It.
Security

Your Company Is Probably Going to Get Hacked. Here's How to Protect It.

Three information security chiefs share their companies' secrets to staying safe.
Nina Easton
519 Million Reasons Why Your Financial Records Are in a Hacker's Hands
Cyber Security

519 Million Reasons Why Your Financial Records Are in a Hacker's Hands

FBI officials warn business owners and the financial sector to stay vigilant.
Nina Zipkin
U.S. National Security Prosecutors Shift Focus From Spies to Cyber Attacks
Cyber Security

U.S. National Security Prosecutors Shift Focus From Spies to Cyber Attacks

Changes come as American business and government agencies face more intrusions and the threat of sensitive technology ending up in the wrong hands.
China-Backed Hackers May Have Infiltrated Apple's iCloud
Hackers

China-Backed Hackers May Have Infiltrated Apple's iCloud

The hackers are said to have intercepted data and potentially gained access to passwords, iMessages, photos and contacts.