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Crafts Chain Michaels Confirms Nearly 3 Million Credit Cards Compromised in Data Breach
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A security hole allowed data thieves access to some customer card information but not names, addresses or PINs.
April 18, 2014 in Business News
The Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Is Coming, But You'll Probably Have to Download It

The Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Is Coming, But You'll Probably Have to Download It

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Major manufacturers and wireless carriers have agreed to offer a free opt-in 'kill switch' for smartphones made after July 2015.
April 16, 2014 in Technology
How to Create Super-Strong Passwords to Protect Yourself From the 'Heartbleed' Security Bug

How to Create Super-Strong Passwords to Protect Yourself From the 'Heartbleed' Security Bug

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This online security hole could affect a sizable portion of the 'secure' web. Here's what you can do to stay safe.
April 10, 2014 in Technology
The Threat Lurking in Bringing Your Own Device to Work

The Threat Lurking in Bringing Your Own Device to Work

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With the versatility offered by mobile devices comes the risk of cyber theft. Here are five strategies for employers to reduce their exposure.
April 9, 2014 in Technology
How to Diversify Your Company and Tackle New Industries

How to Diversify Your Company and Tackle New Industries

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Offering related services can bring your firm new customers and added revenue. Here are four tips for making it all happen.
April 8, 2014 in Grow Your Business
It's D-Day for Windows XP. Here's What Users Need to Do Right Now.

It's D-Day for Windows XP. Here's What Users Need to Do Right Now.

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If your computer still runs on Windows XP, you're about to become an easier target for cyber thieves.
April 8, 2014 in Technology
5 Reasons BYOD for Travel Is Here to Stay

5 Reasons BYOD for Travel Is Here to Stay

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If you don't let your employees use their own devices on the road, you are missing a chance to boost productivity.
April 7, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Why Microsoft Is Thankful for a 5-Year-Old Xbox Fan

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

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A little boy discovered a major security loophole in the product, something people 10 times his age didn't notice.
April 4, 2014 in Technology
Yahoo Unveils Massive New Encryption Scheme to Protect Users

Yahoo Unveils Massive New Encryption Scheme to Protect Users

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Online privacy champion Alex Stamos is making it a lot tougher for hackers and spies to snoop around Yahoo's insides. Here’s what you need to know.
April 3, 2014 in Business News
Tinder Users Lured by Sexy Spam Bots Peddling 'Castle Clash' Game

Tinder Users Lured by Sexy Spam Bots Peddling 'Castle Clash' Game

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Something fishy (more like spammy) is going on at Tinder. Here's the inside scoop from one not so satisfied user.
April 2, 2014 in Business News
Here's One Big Reason Mobile Carriers Don't Want a 'Kill Switch' on Smartphones

Here's One Big Reason Mobile Carriers Don't Want a 'Kill Switch' on Smartphones

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A new report shows how many billions of dollars companies such as Verizon and AT&T could lose each year if smartphone theft decreases.
March 31, 2014 in Technology
3 Biometrics Startups Heating Up the Password Security Race

3 Biometrics Startups Heating Up the Password Security Race

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A look at the young companies making it possible to unlock your tech with your face, heart, finger and voice.
March 31, 2014 in Technology
In South Korea, Parents to Be Alerted When Kids Receive Texts With Curse Words

In South Korea, Parents to Be Alerted When Kids Receive Texts With Curse Words

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Aiming to clamp down on cyber bullying, the South Korean government will introduce a service that notifies parents if their children receive a text containing foul language.
March 28, 2014 in Technology
Tumblr Gets a Security Upgrade

Tumblr Gets a Security Upgrade

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The blogging platform added two-factor authentication to protect users from hack attacks
March 25, 2014 in Social Media
Jimmy Carter: I Send Snail Mail for Fear of NSA Surveillance

Jimmy Carter: I Send Snail Mail for Fear of NSA Surveillance

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The 39th U.S. president and Nobel Peace Prize winner has a bone to pick with the NSA.
March 24, 2014 in Business News
This Startup Wants You to Know When a Cyberattack Is Coming

This Startup Wants You to Know When a Cyberattack Is Coming

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Google Ventures-backed ThreatStream has developed a real-time intel-sharing system that lets institutions detect and fight against cyber threats.
March 24, 2014 in Business News
Coinbase Snags Top Tech Execs From Facebook, Amazon

Coinbase Snags Top Tech Execs From Facebook, Amazon

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The rising wallet service's major new hires show that the business of Bitcoin is big enough to attract top tech talent.
March 20, 2014 in Business News
Disposable Phone Numbers Are So Hot Right Now

Disposable Phone Numbers Are So Hot Right Now

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The venture capital money came pouring in for Burner, a mobile app that doles out disposable phone numbers for calling and texting.
March 18, 2014 in Venture Capital
Video: Is Your Cyber Security in Shape?Play Video

Is Your Cyber Security in Shape? (Video)

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With cyber security issues facing major retailers, entrepreneurs are scrambling to protect customer data.
March 18, 2014 in Technology
Our Collective Mobile Security Blind Spot

Our Collective Mobile Security Blind Spot

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With business continuing its shift from the desktop to smartphones and tablets, more than half of all companies now have sensitive information stored on mobile devices.
March 14, 2014 in Security
Seriously, It's Really Time to Upgrade From Windows XP

Seriously, It's Really Time to Upgrade From Windows XP

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If you're still using Microsoft's old operating system after it ceases support, you'll be more vulnerable to viruses, hacks and other issues.
March 13, 2014 in Technology
4 Things to Know About Yahoo's New Information Security VP Alex Stamos

4 Things to Know About Yahoo's New Information Security VP Alex Stamos

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A closer look at the outspoken NSA critic that Yahoo trusts to keep cybercrime out of its business and the business of its millions of users.
March 11, 2014 in Business News
Facebook's Safety Solution: Hire a Cop for $200,000 a Year

Facebook's Safety Solution: Hire a Cop for $200,000 a Year

The social media giant has partnered with the city of Menlo Park, Calif., to have a police officer patrol the area surrounding Facebook's headquarters.
March 6, 2014 in Technology
Target CIO Out Following Data Breach

Target CIO Out Following Data Breach

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The retailer is shaking up its digital-security strategy after suffering one of the worst credit-card hacks in history.
March 5, 2014 in Technology
The Internet of Things: New Threats Emerge in a Connected World

The Internet of Things: New Threats Emerge in a Connected World

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Most consumers are now very aware that their computer could be targeted with malware. There is also growing awareness that the new generation of smartphones are also vulnerable to attack. However, few people are aware of the threat to other devices.
March 5, 2014 in Technology
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