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Target, Neiman Marcus Credit Card Hacks Could Be More Widespread, Experts Say
Technology

Target, Neiman Marcus Credit Card Hacks Could Be More Widespread, Experts Say

Agencies warn that malicious software that targets POS units has 'potentially infected a large number' of retailers.
Jason Fell
Obama Changes Rules for NSA Data Collection
Technology

Obama Changes Rules for NSA Data Collection

Today, the President announced a plan to overhaul the way the National Security Agency handles cell phone metadata, among other security policy changes.
Catherine Clifford
Uh, Did Your Refrigerator Just Send Me an Internet Virus?
Technology

Uh, Did Your Refrigerator Just Send Me an Internet Virus?

Security firm outlines a recent cyber attack using internet-connected household devices.
Jason Fell
Target's Security Breach Stresses the Need for Better Cyber Security
Technology

Target's Security Breach Stresses the Need for Better Cyber Security

Criminals are getting more clever in the theft of consumer information. Companies should take immediate steps to better protect sensitive data.
Eric Basu
Target Chief Apologizes as 'Holiday Hack' Claims Yet Another Victim
Technology

Target Chief Apologizes as 'Holiday Hack' Claims Yet Another Victim

Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel addressed Target's data breach in his first live interview since the incident, while Neiman Marcus announced its own security violation.
Geoff Weiss
Why Businesses Will Like PayPal's Updated Checkout Process
Technology

Why Businesses Will Like PayPal's Updated Checkout Process

The payment processing company has moved to a simpler 'in-context' checkout system.
Laura Entis
Target Says Up to 70 Million Customers Affected By Hacking
Technology

Target Says Up to 70 Million Customers Affected By Hacking

The fallout from Target's Black Friday hacking incident continues with the company saying 70 million people were affected by the data breach -- a much larger figure than the 40 million initially reported.
McAfee Prediction Report Forecasts Rise in Mobile Attacks
Technology

McAfee Prediction Report Forecasts Rise in Mobile Attacks

With fewer adept security teams, small businesses are becoming more attractive targets for cybercriminals.
Benjamin Kabin
McAfee Founder Elated That Intel Is Renaming Security Products, Says It's the 'Worst Software on the Planet'
Technology

McAfee Founder Elated That Intel Is Renaming Security Products, Says It's the 'Worst Software on the Planet'

Intel will drop the McAfee name from its security products, hoping to distance itself from controversial founder John McAfee, who says the move has delighted him 'beyond words.'
Benjamin Kabin
No Apologies: On Hack, Snapchat Founder Says 'We Thought We Had Done Enough'
Technology

No Apologies: On Hack, Snapchat Founder Says 'We Thought We Had Done Enough'

On the 'Today' show, the 23-year-old discussed the inevitabilities of hacking while reassuring users.
Geoff Weiss
Happy New Year? Snapchat and Skype Get Hacked
Technology

Happy New Year? Snapchat and Skype Get Hacked

In just the first day of 2014, Snapchat and Skype were rudely awakened to the need to improve security measures.
Kate Taylor
4 Ways to Maximize Your Loss Prevention Strategies
Growth Strategies

4 Ways to Maximize Your Loss Prevention Strategies

Ways to get the most from the theft prevention technology and techniques you're already using.
Jennifer Goforth Gregory
Judge Says NSA Phone Surveillance Is Constitutional
Technology

Judge Says NSA Phone Surveillance Is Constitutional

Just 11 days after a federal judge in Washington said the NSA's phone-data collection program is 'almost certainly' unconstitutional, a federal judge in New York said the program is legal.
Lauren Covello
Lesson Learned: TV Anchor Shows Off Bitcoin, Is Instantly Robbed
Finance

Lesson Learned: TV Anchor Shows Off Bitcoin, Is Instantly Robbed

A Bitcoin that was shown during a segment on Bloomberg TV was immediately stolen by an observant Reddit user, providing the host and his audience with a valuable lesson about security and digital currency.
Sam Ro