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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
Meetup Still Struggling 6 Days After Hack Attack

Meetup Still Struggling 6 Days After Hack Attack

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In a blog post, Meetup CEO Scott Heiferman speaks out about the attack, as well as why the company refuses to pay the hackers the $300 ransom they asked for.
March 4, 2014 in Technology
Beware These 3 Tax-Time Cyber Traps

Beware These 3 Tax-Time Cyber Traps

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Symantec cyber-security expert Kevin Haley says small businesses may be more vulnerable to hack attacks during tax season.
February 28, 2014 in Technology
6 Things You Should Know About 'Anti-Google' Search Engine DuckDuckGo

6 Things You Should Know About 'Anti-Google' Search Engine DuckDuckGo

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The search could be over for a more private way to search the Internet.
February 27, 2014 in Technology
One in 5 Mac Users at Risk as Apple Stops Security Updates for Snow Leopard

One in 5 Mac Users at Risk as Apple Stops Security Updates for Snow Leopard

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The popular operating system Snow Leopard -- or OS X 10.6 -- still runs on 19 percent of Macs, leaving a large chunk vulnerable to attack.
February 27, 2014 in Technology
Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone: A Quick Preview

Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone: A Quick Preview

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Dying to know what the latest generation of Samsung's flagship phone will be like? Here are the details.
February 24, 2014 in Technology
7 Ways Your Employees Are Stealing From You

7 Ways Your Employees Are Stealing From You

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Is one of your employees augmenting their paycheck -- at your expense? Here are some ways they may do just that.
February 21, 2014 in Managing Employees
Which Age Group Is Most Likely to Be Hacked?

Which Age Group Is Most Likely to Be Hacked?

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According to a new survey, twenty-somethings are actually the worst at keeping their personal data and passwords safe.
February 19, 2014 in Security
Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Apologizes About Crippling Hack, Says Withdrawals to Resume Soon

Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Apologizes About Crippling Hack, Says Withdrawals to Resume Soon

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Troubled virtual currency platform rolls out new system, set to rebound from recent attack.
February 17, 2014 in Security
Google Acquires Security Startup to Let Users Log In With 'Ultrasonic Sound'

Google Acquires Security Startup to Let Users Log In With 'Ultrasonic Sound'

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The technology could serve as a replacement for one-time use PINs, passwords or both.
February 17, 2014 in Security
Popular Crowdfunding Site Kickstarter Says It Was Hacked, Urges Users to Change Passwords

Popular Crowdfunding Site Kickstarter Says It Was Hacked, Urges Users to Change Passwords

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Chief executive Yancey Strickler says customers’ email addresses were taken, but no credit card information was obtained by hackers.
February 16, 2014 in Financing
Dark 'Cloud' Forming: The Struggle to Balance Security and Employee Privacy

Dark 'Cloud' Forming: The Struggle to Balance Security and Employee Privacy

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With more workers predicted to bring their own hardware to work, solutions need to be found to secure data.
February 14, 2014 in Security
Why You Should Skip the Password and Try These Things Instead

Why You Should Skip the Password and Try These Things Instead

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With Edward Snowden causing a whole lot of hoopla over passwords, here are a few alternatives to keep your company safe and sound.
February 12, 2014 in Security
Bad Karma? PayPal President Reports Stolen Credit Card

Bad Karma? PayPal President Reports Stolen Credit Card

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Just weeks after a claim that PayPal compromised the credit-card data of one of its users, the company's president claimed his card got skimmed.
February 12, 2014 in Security
French Courts Force Google to Air Indiscretion on Homepage

French Courts Force Google to Air Indiscretion on Homepage

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Following a failed appeal, Google was ordered by French courts post a notice on its Google.fr homepage informing users that it would be paying a 150,000-euro fine over privacy violations.
February 10, 2014 in News and Trends
Preventing Another Target Attack

Preventing Another Target Attack

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For retailers that don't want to be the next Target or Neiman Marcus, here are three tips they can do to protect themselves.
February 10, 2014 in Security
Keeping Your Intellectual Property Safe and Sound

Keeping Your Intellectual Property Safe and Sound

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Whether they know it or not, almost all startups possess some sort of intellectual property. Here are a few ways to protect these IP secrets.
February 7, 2014 in Security
Microsoft Takes to the Front Lines in the War on Cybercrime

Microsoft Takes to the Front Lines in the War on Cybercrime

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Digital Crime Units helped take down seven major botnets last year.
February 6, 2014 in Security
The NYPD Is Testing Google Glass for ‘Patrol Purposes’

The NYPD Is Testing Google Glass for ‘Patrol Purposes’

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The agency reportedly obtained the high-tech eyewear through the Google Glass Explorer program. Google says it isn’t working on the project with any law enforcement agency.
February 6, 2014 in Mobile
Swallow This 'Password' Pill to Unlock Your Digital Devices

Swallow This 'Password' Pill to Unlock Your Digital Devices

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Yes, this is as far out as it sounds.
February 3, 2014 in Security
5 No-Brainer Tips to Avoid Getting Hacked

5 No-Brainer Tips to Avoid Getting Hacked

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While big-name retailers continue to make headlines about security breaches ,entrepreneurs are in no way free from danger. Here are a few simple ways to protect your business from cyber attacks.
January 31, 2014 in Security
The Beginner's Guide to Securely Using Public Wi-Fi

The Beginner's Guide to Securely Using Public Wi-Fi

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Open Wi-Fi networks aren't always safe ones. Make sure your devices are protected against attackers before you surf from a new place.
January 30, 2014 in Security
The Only Thing Scarier Than Self-Driving Cars Are the Hackers Waiting to Attack Them

The Only Thing Scarier Than Self-Driving Cars Are the Hackers Waiting to Attack Them

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A new study claims that nearly 54 million autonomous vehicles will be sold by 2035. But as smart devices proliferate across all categories, risks abound.
January 28, 2014 in Security
Crafts Store Michaels May Be the Latest Victim of a Data Hack

Crafts Store Michaels May Be the Latest Victim of a Data Hack

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Over the weekend, the arts-and-crafts retailer said it had recently learned of possible fraudulent activity on debit and credit cards used at its stores.
January 27, 2014 in Security
Neiman's Hack Attack Is Looking More and More Like Target's

Neiman's Hack Attack Is Looking More and More Like Target's

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Neiman Marcus reported that a more-than-expected 1.1 million shoppers may have been affected by a hack job that employed similar malware to the kind that compromised Target.
January 24, 2014 in Security

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