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Customers sue Target over data breach, but the problem is with American credit cards
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Customers sue Target over data breach, but the problem is with American credit cards

Target was hit hard by the credit card breach but the problem isn't Target. We are still using credit card technology that has been around for decades.

12/23/2013

Crime pays very well: Cryptolocker grosses up to $30 million in ransom
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Crime pays very well: Cryptolocker grosses up to $30 million in ransom

The Cryptolocker crew has raked in a reported $30 million in ransom - and seems to be running their illegal data hijacking ring like a legit business.

12/20/2013

Tech talks to Obama: Lighten up with the NSA
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Tech talks to Obama: Lighten up with the NSA

President Obama met with top tech executives to discuss issues with the healthcare website but NSA concerns dominated the discussions.

12/18/2013

Security prediction for 2014: It will get worse
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Security prediction for 2014: It will get worse

Internet security issues in 2013 were bad, but 2014 is forecasted to be much worse.

12/16/2013

Bots, both good and evil, dominate the Internet
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Bots, both good and evil, dominate the Internet

60% of all internet traffic are from bots and half them are out to cause havok.

12/13/2013

Hackers target banking apps on Apple and Google platforms
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Hackers target banking apps on Apple and Google platforms

A new study shows that mobile banking apps are primary targets for hackers.

12/11/2013

Big tech firms will protect your privacy…if it helps the bottom line
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Big tech firms will protect your privacy…if it helps the bottom line

Lately, large tech companies have been up in arms against all the NSA spying but only out of fiscal necessity.

12/10/2013

Are your medical records safe in the cloud? Despite its popularity, there are hidden risks and costs.
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Are your medical records safe in the cloud? Despite its popularity, there are hidden risks and costs.

Many medical companies have started migrating patient records over to cloud servers to save costs but those savings could be negated by security costs and risks.

12/09/2013

Illegal online marketplace disappears, along with up to $100 million in Bitcoins
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Illegal online marketplace disappears, along with up to $100 million in Bitcoins

An epic Bitcoin heist has shut down an illegal online marketplace. Sounds like a movie straight out of Hollywood, but this is all too real.

12/04/2013

Spark Your Creativity By Simplifying Everything
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Spark Your Creativity By Simplifying Everything

Achieve a state of creative flow whenever you need to by following these simple steps.

12/02/2013

Encryption and security booming in post-Snowden Internet, but will it help or hinder?
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Encryption and security booming in post-Snowden Internet, but will it help or hinder?

Post-Snowden paranoia has opened the door for lots of Internet security solutions - some of which are part of the problem.

12/02/2013

Don't let scammers turn Black Friday and Cyber Monday into Regretful Tuesday
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Don't let scammers turn Black Friday and Cyber Monday into Regretful Tuesday

Black Friday & Cyber Monday are two of the biggest online shopping days of the year. Scammers are out in force and shoppers using their smartphone might be the most vulnerable.

11/27/2013

The weakest link: How the NSA may have hacked Google and Yahoo
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The weakest link: How the NSA may have hacked Google and Yahoo

Using a new twist on the old techinque of wire tapping, the NSA may have tapped fiber-optic cables to gather information without anyone knowing about it.

11/26/2013

Poor security on Obamacare site could sacrifice private info
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Poor security on Obamacare site could sacrifice private info

There are many website issues surrounding Obamacare, but one could compromise our personal data.

11/25/2013

Chinese hackers spying on American cloud
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Chinese hackers spying on American cloud

A new report suggests that the public cloud may be being utilized by Chinese hackers to get at American data.

11/22/2013

Mobile carriers want your phone vulnerable to theft
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Mobile carriers want your phone vulnerable to theft

Technology exists where we can render our smartphones completely useless if it gets stolen, but the phone carriers don’t want us to have it.

11/20/2013

Anonymous spying on US government
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Anonymous spying on US government

A private FBI memo suggests that the hacktivist group may have compromised the security of several government agencies.

11/18/2013

Cloud adoption carries big risks for companies
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Cloud adoption carries big risks for companies

Despite serious security concerns, many companies are leaping headfirst into the cloud.

11/15/2013

Executive bad habits, including porn, endanger corporate security
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Executive bad habits, including porn, endanger corporate security

A new study shows that top-level execs with bad computer habits are causing major security concerns for IT departments.

11/13/2013

New zero-day Internet Explorer exploit hard to catch
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New zero-day Internet Explorer exploit hard to catch

Internet Explorer hit with a new Zero-Day exploit.

11/11/2013

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