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Target doubles hack attack victim estimate to 70 million, personal info stolen too

Identity thieves may have taken email addresses, mailing addresses and other information, the company says

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Yahoo's malware-pushing ads linked to larger malware scheme

Cisco found hundreds of related suspicious domains that are probably used to push malware

Researchers discover vulnerability in Samsung's Knox BYOD software

Israeli researchers claim they've discovered a vulnerability in the Samsung Knox software that can allow apps to "listen in" on data in the secure container.

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Skype's social media accounts hijacked by Syrian Electronic Army

Scary words flew forth from Skype's social media accounts, but fear not: User accounts weren't compromised.

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Listen up: RSA keys snatched by recording CPU sounds with a phone

The co-inventor of the RSA algorithm has designed a scarily ingenious way of deciphering the unique sounds a CPU makes as it crunches RSA-encrypted content to extract the keys.

Microsoft joins group seeking to replace passwords

The FIDO Alliance, which now counts Microsoft as a member, envisions a system where users can interact with an online service without surrendering personal details.

Banks shouldn't use text messages for two-factor authentication

As mobile banking grows, malicious Android applications are increasingly intercepting one-time passcodes

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Facebook, Google, and other social network credentials need update after theft

Almost 2 million users of social networks should be changing their passwords, as stolen login credentials were found on a botnet server.

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How to set up a virtual machine for your Internet access

Protect your data from cyber attacks by emailing and Web surfing in a virtual environment.

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Study finds most mobile apps put your security and privacy at risk

A report from HP claims apps lack security defenses, fail to encrypt data, and compromise personal information.

8 tips to protect your business’ wireless network

Common router features may be putting your data at risk. Follow this guide to close the security holes.

Akamai to buy DDoS protection specialist Prolexic

Content delivery services provider Akamai Technologies plans to buy Prolexic Technologies, a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation specialist, for US$370 million in cash.

Google Apps admins get more control over Hangouts

Google Apps now offers administrators more IT controls over Hangouts, the communications tool that includes IM, audio chats and video conferencing.