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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
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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
The Next U.S. Corporate Security Risk: Dating Apps
Security

The Next U.S. Corporate Security Risk: Dating Apps

Using apps like Tinder or OkCupid on company smartphones can pose a significant vulnerability, IBM says.
Hackers Strike Newsweek's Twitter Account
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Hackers Strike Newsweek's Twitter Account

The hacking group 'Cyber Caliphate' has hijacked another victim on social media.
Kate Taylor
U.S. to Establish New Cybersecurity Agency
Security

U.S. to Establish New Cybersecurity Agency

A senior Obama official says the new agency will monitor cybersecurity threats, pooling and analyzing information on a spectrum of diffuse risks.
The Next Place Hackers Will Find You? Your Car.
Security

The Next Place Hackers Will Find You? Your Car.

A study from Massachusetts Senator Edward J. Markey looks to illuminate what automobile companies are doing, or could be doing better, to prevent hack attacks on the open road.
Nina Zipkin
Cyber Attacks Force a Defense Strategy Re-Think
Security

Cyber Attacks Force a Defense Strategy Re-Think

Some businesses no longer assume they can keep hackers at bay, and instead are waging a guerrilla war from within their networks.
Hackers Hijack Chipotle's Twitter Account, Tweet F-Bomb and N-Word Insults
Chipotle

Hackers Hijack Chipotle's Twitter Account, Tweet F-Bomb and N-Word Insults

The global burrito giant fell victim to racist trolls who changed its Twitter profile image to a swastika, then ripped into a profanity-laden tweetstorm that was beyond offensive.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
What You Need to Know About Anthem's Massive Data Breach
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What You Need to Know About Anthem's Massive Data Breach

Personal information for up to 80 million current and former customers of the second largest U.S. insurer are at risk.
Robert Hackett
Sometimes Hackers Just Want to Embarrass You
Cyber Security

Sometimes Hackers Just Want to Embarrass You

The fallout for a cyber attack can include a major hit to a company's reputation. Be proactive on the public-relations front.
Eric Basu