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Swallow This 'Password' Pill to Unlock Your Digital Devices

Swallow This 'Password' Pill to Unlock Your Digital Devices

Yes, this is as far out as it sounds.
5 No-Brainer Tips to Avoid Getting Hacked

5 No-Brainer Tips to Avoid Getting Hacked

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

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

Open Wi-Fi networks aren't always safe ones. Make sure your devices are protected against attackers before you surf from a new place.
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

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

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

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

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

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.
Google to Pay Out $2.7 Million to Hackers Who Break Into Chrome OS

Google to Pay Out $2.7 Million to Hackers Who Break Into Chrome OS

The tech giant aims to beef up security by getting hackers to pinpoint weaknesses.
Target Is Newest Retailer to Drop Part-Time Health Coverage

Target Is Newest Retailer to Drop Part-Time Health Coverage

The retailing giant follows Trader Joe's and The Home Depot example, while facing company layoffs and lingering concerns following December's security breach.
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 youÂ’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.

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