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The cost of a data breach has jumped 23 percent in two years

Affected organizations today pay 23 percent more than they would have in 2013

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Judge classifies as class action an email scanning lawsuit against Yahoo

Plaintiffs allege that by scanning emails of people who don't use Yahoo Mail, the company violates federal and California wiretapping laws

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, May 27

Hyundai rolls with Android Auto... EMC grabs cloud management company... IRS lost data on 100,000 taxpayers

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Thieves stole data on 100,000 taxpayers through IRS app

They first dug up Social Security data, dates of birth and street addresses through other sources

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Securing your computing ecosystem from smartphone to PC

Your computer is no longer the only thing that needs protecting. Malware, phishing, smishing, and all kinds of exploits threaten your mobile devices.

Synology patches serious security flaws in its network-attached storage devices

One vulnerability could let attackers compromise NAS boxes and data stored on them

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, May 26

Charter wins Time Warner with $55 million bid...Jony Ive moves upstairs at Apple... Sharp shows off its slow-mo phone

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Attackers use email spam to infect point-of-sale terminals with new malware

They're likely counting on some employees misusing such terminals to browse the Web or check their personal email at work

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Large-scale attack hijacks your router through your browser

Researchers found a Web attack tool designed specifically to exploit vulnerabilities in routers and hijack their DNS settings

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Protecting yourself on social networks

Whether you just joined Facebook or you're pushing 10K followers on Twitter, here's how to stay safe while using social media.

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Full Adult Friend Finder database offered for $17,000

The full database may contain payment card data, highly sought after by fraudsters

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US Senate blocks NSA surveillance reform bill

A bill to extend certain provisions of the Patriot Act to July 31 was also blocked

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US Senate leader pushes to extend NSA phone dragnet

The Senate may work into the weekend to find a deal on extending portions of the Patriot Act

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Android's Factory Reset tool still leaves sensitive data on your phone

Researchers recovered access credentials, emails, text messages and other sensitive information from wiped Android phones.

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Leaked Adult Friend Finder user database still online

Adult Friend Finder was breached more than two months ago, according to a dark Web forum