Security

IRS Hack Affects More Than 100,000 Taxpayers
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IRS Hack Affects More Than 100,000 Taxpayers

While its main computer was unaffected, the agency has shut down the breached application.
Nina Zipkin
6 Low-Tech Ways to Reduce Shoplifting
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6 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
This One Stat Will Make You Never Want to Use an ATM Again
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This One Stat Will Make You Never Want to Use an ATM Again

Debit-card security compromises at ATMs were up this year -- by a lot.
Daniel Roberts
Your Apple Watch May Not Be as Safe as You Think
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Your Apple Watch May Not Be as Safe as You Think

The new smartwatch lacks a key feature other devices from the company have that help deter theft.
Cadie Thompson
Company Executives Poorly Placed to Handle Rising Cyber Risk
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Company Executives Poorly Placed to Handle Rising Cyber Risk

A new survey says less than half of company boards have the necessary skills to manage the rising threat of cyber attacks.
Android Update Lets Users Unlock Phones With Just Their Voices
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Android Update Lets Users Unlock Phones With Just Their Voices

The Trusted Voice Smart Lock option is being rolled out as part of the Google Play Services 7.0 update
Nina Zipkin
Windows Security Flaw Could Let Hackers Steal Login Info From Hundreds of Millions of PCs
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Windows Security Flaw Could Let Hackers Steal Login Info From Hundreds of Millions of PCs

If a hacker can get a Windows user to click on a bad link in an email or on a website, it can essentially hijack communications and steal sensitive information.
IBM Uncovers New, Sophisticated Cyber Scam Targeting Businesses
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IBM Uncovers New, Sophisticated Cyber Scam Targeting Businesses

It uses a combination of phishing, malware and phone calls that has netted Eastern European cyber criminals more than $1 million.
5 Employee Types You Should Recognize to Enhance Your IT Security Policies
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5 Employee Types You Should Recognize to Enhance Your IT Security Policies

From "Mr. Feet on the Ground" to "Ms. Head in the Cloud," these employee personalities help you find the holes in your system.
Tom Smith
Social Coding Site GitHub Hit by Days-Long Cyber Attack
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Social Coding Site GitHub Hit by Days-Long Cyber Attack

China is reportedly the source of the attack.
Hackers May Be Able to Secretly Download Malicious Apps onto Nearly Half of All Android Phones
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Hackers May Be Able to Secretly Download Malicious Apps onto Nearly Half of All Android Phones

The 'Android installer hijacking vulnerability' reportedly allows attackers to surreptitiously download apps to Android users without them knowing.
Crowdfunded Smart Home Device Canary Lands at Big-Name Stores
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Crowdfunded Smart Home Device Canary Lands at Big-Name Stores

Canary has officially completed the journey from crowdfunding platform to mainstream retailers.
Carly Okyle
Target to Pay $10 Million to Settle Data Breach Lawsuit
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Target to Pay $10 Million to Settle Data Breach Lawsuit

Individual victims can receive up to $10,000 in damages.
Worried About Insider Data Theft? This Startup Has You Covered.
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Worried About Insider Data Theft? This Startup Has You Covered.

Analytics software from Canadian startup Interset identifies activity that deviates from "good" behavior and proactively alerts managers.