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Data breaches can be prevented with one simple solution

Attackers may be able to infiltrate the network, but if organizations properly employed two-factor authentication the data would still be safe.

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Report: NSA not only creates, but also hijacks, malware

Documents leaked by Edward Snowden show the NSA hijacks botnets and computers infected with malware by other intelligence agencies

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People are increasingly worried about privacy, say legal protections fall short

Technology has had a negative impact on privacy, said a majority of those questioned in a recent global survey

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, January 19

Microsoft is all about Windows 10 this week ... the NSA was lurking in NK networks ... Alibaba starts with partners in US ... and more

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Travelers beware: Hackers are after your information

Cyber criminals hoping to monetize frequent-flier miles and other rewards target jetlagged travelers in recent data breaches.

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Report: Inside North Korea's network, NSA saw signs of Sony attack

But the agency didn't expect that an attack with such devastation was impending, The New York Times reported

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Email accounts exposed in Verizon My FiOS mobile app

Verizon has now fixed the flaw in the API of My FiOS, according to a software developer

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Advertising company Turn will stop using Verizon's mobile tracking ID

However, Turn maintained there's nothing wrong with using Verizon's UIDH header to recreate cookies

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New York Post Twitter account hacked, UPI's also appears compromised

There have been a series of attacks against social media channels of important organizations recently, with the Post and UPI as the latest casualties.

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UK police make arrest related to denial of service attack on Playstation and Xbox networks

The police seized equipment and arrested an 18-year-old man on Friday. Is he a member of the Lizard Squad?

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French newspapers go offline, but hosting company rules out DDoS as cause

Early speculation that jihadists were responsible for the outages seem less likely as the hosting company rules out a DDoS attack

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Google reveals third unpatched Windows zero-day vulnerability in a month

Google is sticking to its 90-day disclosure deadline, despite criticism by Microsoft.

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The best defenses against Verizon's invasive, already-being-abused web tracking

There are several tools that can block third-party advertising companies from zeroing in on your Web browsing.