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LivingSocial's breach draws advice from security experts

After 50 million users learn about the weakness of hashed passwords the hard way, LivingSocial reconsiders and revamps its password security practices.

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Security firm offers enhanced web application defense

Imperva's system analyzes attack patterns detected hitting the networks of participating customers.

LivingSocial hacked; millions of users must change passwords

More than 50 million users of the daily deals site LivingSocial are being asked to reset their passwords after hackers attacked the company's servers and potentially made off with personal data.

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Twitter hackers take over AP account with false tweet

A tweet posted on the Associated Press account Tuesday reporting two explosions at the White House was bogus and is the result of a hack, the news organization said.

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CBS affiliates see Twitter accounts hijacked; Password security in focus

The episodes add to a long list of media outlets and big companies that have been compromised in recent months.

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Former LulzSec member gets prison sentence for Sony Pictures hack

Cody Andrew Kretsinger, a 25-year-old man from Decatur, Illinois, was sentenced Thursday to one year in federal prison for his role in a May 2011 breach of a Sony Pictures website and database.

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Pirate Bay co-founder charged with hacking IBM mainframes, stealing money

Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was charged with hacking the IBM mainframe of Logica, a Swedish IT firm that provided tax services to the Swedish government, and the IBM mainframe of the Swedish Nordea bank, the Swedish public prosecutor said Tuesday.

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Common security flaws leave applications open to amateur hackers, security report says

The software industry’s inability to reduce the number of security flaws in its code is fueling an age of the "everyday hacker" who can exploit vulnerabilities with a minimum of technical skills, according to security testing firm Vercode’s latest State of Software Security report.

Hackers turn a Canon EOS camera into a remote surveillance tool

The high-end Canon EOS-1D X camera can be hacked for use as a remote surveillance tool, with images remotely downloaded, erased, and uploaded, a researcher said during the Hack in the Box security conference in Amsterdam Wednesday.

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WikiLeaks launches library with Kissinger-era intelligence cables

WikiLeaks, best known for its release of secret documents pertaining to U.S. activities in current wars, Monday opened an online database of Henry Kissinger-era cables.