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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 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
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
Target Hit by a Sophisticated Hack Job
Technology

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.
Laura Entis
Attack Drones, a Smelly Smartphone App and a Smart Paper Airplane-Jet
Technology

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?'
Jason Fell
Marissa Mayer, Tim Cook & Other Tech Titans Meet With Obama on Health Care, Surveillance
Technology

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.
Catherine Clifford
6 Simple, Low-Tech Ways to Reduce Shoplifting
Growth Strategies

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.
Jennifer Goforth Gregory
Get This: Drones That Attack and Take Over Other Drones
Technology

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.
Jason Fell
Your Password Is 123456? Wow. Seriously?
Technology

Your Password Is 123456? Wow. Seriously?

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

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.
Matthew J. Belvedere
McAfee: Spam, Malware On the Rise
Technology

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.