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Viral App 'Yo' Hires Its Hacker
Hackers

Viral App 'Yo' Hires Its Hacker

The founder of the ultra popular messaging app says it was ‘lucky' the hack came at an early stage and the company is now working with the developer who hacked it.
Catherine Clifford
The ‘Yo' Explosion Comes Full Circle: Viral App Gets Hacked
Apps

The ‘Yo' Explosion Comes Full Circle: Viral App Gets Hacked

The app that revolves around a one-syllable word starts off as a joke, brings in $1 million dollars in funding and then gets hacked. Only in Silicon Valley.
Catherine Clifford
Twitter's TweetDeck Returns After Security Issue Derailment
Security

Twitter's TweetDeck Returns After Security Issue Derailment

Popular social-media tool gets hit by hackers sending strange messages.
Jason Fell
Hacker Duo Brings 'Bricked' Apple Devices Back to Life
Hackers

Hacker Duo Brings 'Bricked' Apple Devices Back to Life

As the 'kill switch' debate rages on in legal circles and among trade groups, a duo of hackers may have already made the conversation obsolete.
Geoff Weiss
Recruiting at a Hackathon? 5 Tips for Success
Human Resources

Recruiting at a Hackathon? 5 Tips for Success

Relationships, not resumes, will nab you the perfect candidate at hackathons.
Samantha Drake
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Snapchat's Legal Woes to 'Disappear' After Reaching Settlement With the FTC
Legal

Snapchat's Legal Woes to 'Disappear' After Reaching Settlement With the FTC

While Snapchat's snaps don't necessarily disappear as advertised, the company is also facing heat about the deceptive way in which it unknowingly culled user data.
Geoff Weiss
NSA's Cryptic Tweet Was Actually a Recruiting Tool
NSA

NSA's Cryptic Tweet Was Actually a Recruiting Tool

The surveillance agency tweeted out a scrambled message on Monday meant to draw in would-be code breakers.
Nina Zipkin
Target's CEO Steps Down. But Why Now?
Leadership

Target's CEO Steps Down. But Why Now?

Target's board praised the way CEO Gregg Steinhafel 'held himself personally accountable' for the company's massive data breach five months ago, but has decided it's time for new leadership.
Geoff Weiss
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Think Samsung's Fingerprint Scanner Is Foolproof? Think Again.
Samsung Galaxy

Think Samsung's Fingerprint Scanner Is Foolproof? Think Again.

The security feature on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 was tricked. Here's how.
Noah Kravitz
Entrepreneurs Need to Get Serious About Security -- Now
Security

Entrepreneurs Need to Get Serious About Security -- Now

In this video, tech expert Veronica Belmont discusses the one thing business owners need to do better when it comes to technology.
Jason Fell
Crafts Chain Michaels Confirms Nearly 3 Million Credit Cards Compromised in Data Breach
Security

Crafts Chain Michaels Confirms Nearly 3 Million Credit Cards Compromised in Data Breach

A security hole allowed data thieves access to some customer card information but not names, addresses or PINs.
Benjamin Kabin
How to Create a Super Strong Password (Infographic)
Infographics

How to Create a Super Strong Password (Infographic)

In the wake of the recent Heartbleed SSL bug revelation, it's more crucial now than ever to update all of your online passwords. Here's how in one easy, neat and tidy infographic.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
4 Ways to Protect Yourself From the 'Heartbleed' Bug
Office Tech

4 Ways to Protect Yourself From the 'Heartbleed' Bug

While the 'Heartbleed' bug is causing pandemonium in the online world, individuals need to stay calm and protect their personal information.
Chris Hutchison
Why Microsoft Is Thankful for a 5-Year-Old Xbox Fan
Young Entrepreneurs

Why Microsoft Is Thankful for a 5-Year-Old Xbox Fan

A little boy discovered a major security loophole in the product, something people 10 times his age didn't notice.
Nina Zipkin