Bitcoin is under attack
Cyber attackers are exploiting a Bitcoin flaw, knocking major exchanges offline.
HVAC vendor eyed as entry point for Target breach
Federal officials are investigating whether an unsuspecting heating and air conditioning company was the door hackers used in the massive breach of Target's computer network.
Tech companies reveal scope of secret data requests
Google and other Big Tech firms are shedding some light on the secret data requests they receive from the U.S. government on national security matters.
Get your documents by drone... in Dubai
The Gulf state is planning to use drones to deliver official documents to residents and to monitor traffic on the roads.
Target to invest in chip-based credit cards
Target's chief financial officer tells the Senate the company will spend $100 million to update its payment card systems.
Identity fraud hits new victim every two seconds
Identity fraud is on the rise, with a growing number of Americans being targeted by fraudsters, a new report finds.
Hackers attack Yahoo Mail accounts
Yahoo Mail was recently attacked by hackers armed with usernames and passwords.
Were you charged $9.84? It might be fraud.
A massive worldwide scam is placing fraudulent $9.84 charges on debit or credit cards.
Bitcoin exchange CEO arrested for money laundering
Federal agents have arrested Charlie Shrem, the CEO of a Bitcoin exchange BitInstant, for money laundering.
Starbucks fixes app that exposed passwords
Obama and NSA: So what is metadata anyway?
The president wants to put limits on how much metadata the NSA can collect. OK, but what's the metadata?
Marissa Mayer calls for more NSA transparency
Yahoo's Marissa Mayer and other top tech CEOs have called on the U.S. to be more transparent about its use of consumer data.
Massive data theft hits 40% of South Koreans
Credit card data for about 20 million South Koreans -- or 40% of the country's population -- has been stolen, according to the government.
Starbucks app leaves passwords vulnerable
Starbucks acknowledged its mobile app has a vulnerability that stores customer passwords without encryption.
After Target breach, Homeland Security warns retailers
The federal government warned retailers about newly identified payment system malware, according to a Homeland Security report.
Target hack is mostly harmless for consumers
Target will take the biggest hit from the hack. But customers need to stay on guard.
Privacy fears over smart cars
Washington and Detroit are concerned about private information gathered from car devices.
JPMorgan replaces 2 million cards after Target hack
The nation's largest bank said Tuesday it is replacing 2 million credit and debit cards after a massive breach at Target.
Target hack is a wake-up call on privacy
The Target hack shows the danger of giving retailers your phone number, email or zip code at check out.
Target hack: Tips for all customers
The Target holiday hack stole 40 million credit and debit cards. But it also broke into Target's massive database of information on 70 million customers. Here's what to do.
John McAfee enjoying new life in Canada
John McAfee fled Belize and now lives in Montreal. He's enjoying local restaurants and the art scene. And he has advice for Intel, the company that bought the software firm which bore his name.
Intel renames its McAfee security brand
After years of bizarre escapades by McAfee founder John McAfee Intel has decided to rename the McAfee business as Intel Security.
How hack attacks can cost you money
Cyberattacks can damage your bank account, credit history and much more.
Facebook faces suit over private messages
Two Facebook users have filed a lawsuit that accuses the social network of mining private messages between users for data that is sold to third parties.
Chase relaxes limits on debit cards used at Target
Chase upped its ATM withdrawal limits to $250 and debit purchases to $1,000 after imposing stricter limits in the wake of the Target breach.
Why credit hacks will keep happening
The huge hack of Target customers shows the U.S. credit card system is woefully outdated.
5 of the biggest-ever credit card hacks
Target's credit card breach affected 40 million accounts -- but it doesn't crack the top 5 card hacks of all time.
EU rejects Google bid to settle antitrust case
European Union regulators have rejected Google's latest proposals to settle an antitrust case, raising the risk of a hefty fine for the U.S. company.
4 things to do after your credit card has been hacked
If you're one of the 40 million Target shoppers who had their credit card data breached, here are 4 steps you should take now.
Spain fines Google for breaking data law
Spain's data protection agency has fined
900,000 euros for three breaches of a personal data law.
Google moves into military robotics
Google has just acquired Boston Dynamics, an engineering company known for developing super-speedy, animal-like robots with strong ties to the U.S. military.
What your wireless carrier knows about you
Your cell phone service provider knows where you are, what you like and just about everything else. Verizon and others are selling that data to third parties.
Google, Microsoft move to block child porn
Google and Microsoft are teaming up to try to rid the internet of child pornography by using smarter picture detection technology and fine-tuning search.
Senate takes a close look at Bitcoin
Bitcoins are trading at record highs. Law enforcement officials told a Senate panel they are worried about Bitcoin being used for crime. But fans of the currency don't want too much regulation.
Bitcoin: $500 to $900 and back ... in a day!
Within a 28-hour period, the price of Bitcoin soared from a little over $500 to an all-time high above $900. Shortly after, it plunged back down again to a level just above $500.
How Corporate America fights hackers
For some companies, fighting back against hackers means engaging in spy games. Or hacking themselves to gain the trust of cybercriminals.
Relaxing gadget rules on European flights
The top aviation regulator in Europe will soon allow airline passengers to use their smartphones, tablets and e-books during take-off and landing, echoing changes in the U.S.
Porn-viewing bosses infect corporate networks
The battle against malware is made harder when companies have bad habits. A survey shows a large number of bosses keep visiting porn sites -- and companies keep quiet about data breaches.
Obamacare site offers little to hackers
Even if the newly created Obamacare data hub is hacked into, attackers will find nothing but encrypted messages leading to locked boxes.
Arrests in U.K. follow Silk Road bust
British police have arrested four men and expect to make "many more" arrests as they track down people associated with the online drug website, Silk Road.
Your computer camera could be watching you
Vulnerabilities in cameras connected to the Internet and in wireless routers could enable hackers to watch you in your living room. Laurie Segall reports.
Adobe has an abysmal security record
Last week's attack on 2.9 million Adobe customers' information shouldn't come as a surprise.
The camera in your TV is watching you
Hackers at the Black Hat cybersecurity conference are able to turn on the camera in your smart TV, without you ever knowing. Laurie Segall reports.
IPhone fingerprint scanner will start security revolution
With the Touch ID fingerprint scanner on its new iPhone 5S, Apple will help popularize biometrics.
New York Times down in possible 'malicious attack'
The New York Times' website continued having problems Wednesday after it went down for several hours Tuesday as the result of a "malicious external attack."
FTC cracks down on hacked video camera maker
Hackers showed that a web-connected video camera company had serious flaws that made it easy to show online what users of nearly 700 cameras were doing.
News links on Washington Post, Time and CNN hacked
The Syrian Electronic Army hacked Outbrain, a news recommendation engine used by CNN, Time and the Washington Post.
Your TV might be watching you
A flaw in Samsung Smart TVs was discovered that could allow hackers to control the camera and watch users in their living rooms.
NSA chief to hackers: If you don't like what we do, change it
NSA director Keith Alexander told hackers that critics should make the Prism program better by coming to work for the government.
Security flaw in dating app Tinder
Hackers can use a security flaw in dating app Tinder that exposes user location data and Facebook friends.
How Obamacare's 'privacy nightmare' database really works
Obamacare applicants' personal data will be collected from several agencies, worrying privacy advocates.
Big banks and U.S. Treasury stage mega-cyberattack drill
A simulated bank cyberattack called Quantum Dawn 2 will help banks uncover vulnerabilities in the way they manage large-scale threats.
Yahoo's secret FISA fight to be made public
The FISA court granted Yahoo's request to publicize details of a 2008 surveillance case.
Do Not Track proposal is DOA
Do Not Track now has a working framework, but it is no closer to seeing the light of day.
New hack reveals phone calls and texts
A newly publicized security flaw highlights the vulnerability of an increasingly popular technology for extending mobile coverage ranges.
Hacking your cell phone calls, texts, browser
A security flaw opens access to the texts you send, the websites you browse, your private phone calls, and even your bank account password.
Iris scans are the new school IDs
A growing number of schools are replacing traditional identification cards with iris scanners.
Scanning your kid's eyeballs at school
Iris scanners at schools and in your college dorm may be the next wave in security technology.
Fed agency spent $3 million fighting non-existent malware
The U.S. Economic Development Administration went nuclear and trashed PCs to fight a routine malware infection.
Cyberattacks are the bank robberies of the future
Cybercriminals make money from selling hacking services and stolen data, before ever touching your cash.
BlackBerry launches iPhone and Android security platform
The new service, called "Secure Work Space," allows users to toggle between personal and corporate modes.
Google files First Amendment court case against NSA surveillance secrecy
Google says it wants to disclose when the government sends data requests like those in the newly discovered Prism program.
Cyberattacks hit Iran's Gmail users as election begins
Phishing campaigns spike on eve of Iranian election.
Google says it 'has nothing to hide' about government snooping
Google wants to make its compliance with secret government data requests public.
Would a smartphone 'killswitch' deter thieves?
Law enforcers are publicly calling on manufacturers to install "killswitch" technology that would render a stolen device useless.
Google & Facebook CEOs deny giving access to NSA program
Page and Zuckerberg say they've never allowed the government to have unfettered access to their servers, as has been reported this week.
How the PRISM spying worked: 3 theories
Security experts have theories on two major questions: Which parties knew about the program, and what type of communications was the government able to see?
Google ... Facebook ... Paltalk?!
Paltalk video chatting service is one of the more obscure companies targeted by the NSA.
Apps claim they can keep phone records secure
Even though Verizon reportedly gave up call logs for its customers, there may be ways to avoid having the government seeing your phone logs.
Spam doubles as bull market returns
Spam email soars as scam artists take advantage of naive investors.
New Chinese hacker group targets governments and nuclear facilities
Kaspersky Lab uncovered a new Chinese hacker group that is targeting the U.S. government and private industry.
Apple's new security system has holes
Apple recently beefed up its authentication system in an effort to thwart hackers, but a new report shows the security measure is lacking in a huge area.
Cyberattacks devastated my business!
From a small startup that was hacked by Anonymous to a cleaning firm that fell prey to a Nigerian scam, these five small businesses explain how cyberattacks hurt their firms.
Biggest Bitcoin exchange lands in feds' crosshairs
U.S. officials froze the financial accounts of Bitcoin's biggest exchange, accusing it of transmitting money without a license.
How I 'stole' $14 million from a bank
Hacking into a bank is surprisingly easy. This expert has the receipt to prove it.
8 to be charged in $45 million cybertheft bank heist
Federal prosecutors to announce charges against 8 in New York who were part of global cybertheft ring stealing targeting banks.
How porn snuck into Bitcoin's code
Hackers are tinkering with a key part of Bitcoin's system.
The Internet's most dangerous spots
Some things just shouldn't be connected to the Internet. With Shodan, a search engine that finds connected devices, it's easy to locate dangerous things that anyone can access without so much as a username or password.
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