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The top 5 security threats to watch for in 2014

Duck now: We're already knee-deep in data breaches, and this year also brings the imminent demise of Windows XP support and the certain rise of mobile malware.

Florida couple arrested in phishing scheme investigation

The low-key theft campaign is believed to have stolen $550,000 or more from about 400 victims, police say.

Target to invest $5 million in cybersecurity education

The move by Target comes after a breach of its customers' data.

Top tech crimes of 2013

Prisons around the world this year made way for techie criminals alongside the more garden variety murderers, thieves, and schemers.

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Less phishing, but better targeting in 2013, report says

Websense identifies the top come-ons and scams that still seem to work.

Passwords reset after 'Pony' botnet stole 2 million credentials

Twitter, Facebook, and ADP said they've reset some users' accounts.

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Beware scammers gathering data via fake social net IDs

Spear phishing is one of the most effective ways to break into a corporate network, and recent studies show that employees can be easily tricked on social media.

Phishing increase builds on hijacked brand names, study reports

The number of brands used in spoofed emails that trick people into visiting malicious Web sites or clicking on malware attachments rose in the second quarter.

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LinkedIn's mobile Intro tool called a lure for phishing hacks

Some people think a lot can go wrong if you have your emails pass through LinkedIn's servers with the company's new Intro technology.