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

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.
Obama Changes Rules for NSA Data Collection

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

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

Security firm outlines a recent cyber attack using internet-connected household devices.
Target Chief Apologizes as 'Holiday Hack' Claims Yet Another Victim

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.
Why Businesses Will Like PayPal's Updated Checkout Process

Why Businesses Will Like PayPal's Updated Checkout Process

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

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

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

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.
Happy New Year? Snapchat and Skype Get Hacked

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.
4 Ways to Maximize Your Loss Prevention 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.
Lesson Learned: TV Anchor Shows Off Bitcoin, Is Instantly Robbed

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.
Target Hit by a Sophisticated Hack Job

Target Hit by a Sophisticated Hack Job

The retail company was targeted by hackers who may have tampered with the machines customers use to swipe their cards.
Attack Drones, a Smelly Smartphone App and a Smart Paper Airplane-Jet

Attack Drones, a Smelly Smartphone App and a Smart Paper Airplane-Jet

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
Marissa Mayer, Tim Cook & Other Tech Titans Meet With Obama on Health Care, Surveillance

Marissa Mayer, Tim Cook & Other Tech Titans Meet With Obama on Health Care, Surveillance

Executives of the largest U.S. technology companies are meeting at the White House to talk Healthcare.gov and issues of national security.
6 Simple, Low-Tech Ways to Reduce Shoplifting

6 Simple, Low-Tech Ways to Reduce Shoplifting

Lighting and personal greetings are among the low-tech ways you and can make your store less attractive to thieves.
Get This: Drones That Attack and Take Over Other Drones

Get This: Drones That Attack and Take Over Other Drones

So much for the future of product delivery. A serial hacker has created a device that can hack into and seize control of other drones.
Your Password Is 123456? Wow. Seriously?

Your Password Is 123456? Wow. Seriously?

Massive security leak shows just how lax many people's standards are when it comes to online security.
Hacker: Obamacare Site Has Major Security Flaws

Hacker: Obamacare Site Has Major Security Flaws

A cybersecurity expert says it could take a year to secure the risk of 'high exposures' of personal information on the federal Obamacare online exchange.
McAfee: Spam, Malware On the Rise

McAfee: Spam, Malware On the Rise

Cyberthreats are growing and evolving, with spam messages increasing 125 percent in the third quarter, according to a new report by McAfee Labs.
6 Tips to Reduce Employee Theft

6 Tips to Reduce Employee Theft

One in every 40 employees steals from their employer. Make sure that your store isn’t a target.

Mobile Carriers Say No to Proposed 'Kill Switch' to Deter Smartphone Theft

A trade group representing companies including Verizon and AT&T has rejected the feature that would make mobile devices unusable if stolen.
Tech Trend for 2014: The Risk in BYOD Offices

Tech Trend for 2014: The Risk in BYOD Offices

More work environments are adopting "bring you own device" policies but it's raising malware concerns.

How to Ensure Your Technology is Secure, Stable and Scalable

Focus on the security, stability, scalability and sustainability of your digital infrastructure to keep your business ahead of the competition.
3 Common Facebook Myths -- Debunked

3 Common Facebook Myths -- Debunked

We get to the bottom of some recent business myths that are circulating the web.
5 Ways Tech Is Stopping Theft

5 Ways Tech Is Stopping Theft

Thieves’ jobs just got harder with technologies tracking everything from store displays to people’s faces.

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