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Hackers are reportedly trying to use stolen Target cards

For the first time, hackers market stolen data with info on the location of store where card was used; experts say new strategy will slow detection.

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Target confirms customer PINs were taken in breach, but says data is safe

But the PINs were encrypted and therefore should be inaccessible to hackers, according to the retailer

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Target breach likely involved inside knowledge, experts say

How did what is likely to be one of the largest data breaches in history occur? Some speculate it was only possible with insider knowledge.

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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.

Vendor security patches lag dangerously, study suggests

Subscribers to organizations that sell exploits for flaws not yet known to software developers learn early about vulnerabilities in popular programs, a study says.

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Blackhole malware creator in custody, Russia confirms

Russian police have confirmed arrest of a man they believe to be the notorious "blackhole" hacker.

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Hacker gets 18 months for peddling computer access to U.S. national security lab

The man offered to sell an undercover FBI agent entry to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory supercomputers.

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Anatomy of a hack: Team meets a professor's challenge

An NYU professor challenged a team of hackers to break into his online world. They did, but it wasn't easy or cheap.

New website lets users check if their online credentials were exposed in hack attacks

The site combines email addresses corresponding to accounts exposed in data breaches at Adobe, Yahoo, Stratfor, Gawker and Sony

Two arrested in Germany for hacking computers they used to generate bitcoins

The suspects used malware to build a botnet, German police said.