Security

U.S. planes spy on American phones: report

Federal law enforcement agents reportedly fly small planes loaded with gear that gathers data on American cell phones.  More

Facebook unveils privacy settings 101

Facebook has unveiled a 'Privacy Basics' guide and a new data policy.  More

U.S. weather system hacked, affecting satellites

Hackers attacked the U.S. weather system in October, causing a disruption in satellite feeds and several pivotal websites.  More

Is online privacy a lost cause?

Nine in 10 Americans believe they have no control over their personal information and most say there's nothing they can do about it.  More

Snapchat now warns you if another app saves your photo

Snapchat is taking a small step toward actually taking your privacy seriously.  More

6.5 million SSNs hacked in 2014

So far this year, hackers have stolen at least 6 million Social Security numbers. It confirms how useless it is to prove your identity.  More

This is how your Gmail account got hacked

Google reveals how Gmail accounts get hijacked -- and the damage scammers do.  More

Home Depot hackers stole 53 million emails, too

New details reveal that hackers stole 53 million email addresses, in addition to the 56 million credit and debit cards compromised.  More

Apps for kids collect shocking data

PrivacyGrade.org rates every Android app on privacy, and apps aimed at kids got the worst grades.  More

Apple Pay is a win for (smart) retailers

Stores that accept Apple Pay are investing for improved security -- and a better customer experience in the long run.  More

China claims laser shoots down drones

China has developed a laser cannon that will zap small, low-flying drones.  More

Why retailers are afraid of Apple Pay

Apple Pay strengthens credit card networks. Some big retailers hate this.  More

It looks like Russia and smells like Russia ... but is it Russia?

It's easy to blame Russian hackers. It's harder to prove it.  More

Apple Pay rival CurrentC just got hacked

Many retailers are rejecting Apple Pay for their own app, CurrentC. It just got hacked.  More

White House hacked

Hackers have broken into a computer network used by President Obama's top advisers.  More

CVS and Rite-Aid turn off Apple Pay

CVS and Rite-Aid have blocked Apple Pay, Google Wallet and all other NFC payment methods. Customers are worse off as a result.  More

China is hacking its own citizens' iCloud accounts - report

Chinese iCloud users are facing a new wave of attacks -- not from cybercriminals, but from their own government.  More

Facebook tells DEA: Stop impersonating users

Facebook wants the DEA to stop hijacking identities and creating fake accounts for its investigations.  More

Poodles are attacking the Internet

Meet the "Poodle" attack, the latest way hackers can undermine our private online communication.  More

Online ads are attacking you

Hackers are leveraging the fast-paced, targeted nature of online ads to deliver malware.  More

Russian hackers exploit Windows to spy on West

Russian hackers took advantage of a bug in Microsoft Windows to spy on the Ukrainian government, a European government agency, two European companies, and a scholar living in the United States.  More

Dropbox: We weren't hacked!

Dropbox says that the 7 million leaked username and password combinations weren't for its file storage service.  More

FBI director: iPhones protect pedophiles

Apple and Google are putting privacy in users' hands. The FBI doesn't want that. But we're safer that way.  More

Kmart says payment systems hacked

The Sears-owned store says hackers got an unspecified number of credit and debit card numbers.  More

The Internet of fails

Connected devices are becoming the norm. But the new batch of products are coming from tiny startups with little money for security. Privacy and even physical safety is at risk, and computer researchers are sounding alarm bells.  More

Dairy Queen customers get hacked

DQ says nearly 400 restaurants compromised by malware.  More

4 things Chase customers should do right now

Are you a JPMorgan Chase customer? Do these 4 things right now.  More

JPMorgan: 76 million customers hacked

JPMorgan said Thursday that cybercriminals gathered information on more than 80 million account holders as part of a massive bank hack this summer.  More

How to find out if your used iPhone has been stolen

Apple has created a tool that lets you know if your used iPhone has been stolen.  More

Google: Tim Cook is wrong about us

Tim Cook is wrong about Google's privacy standards, says Eric Schmidt.  More

Hackers stole U.S. military and Xbox tech

Federal officials have accused four men of hacking into computer networks of the U.S. military and Microsoft and stealing more than $100 million worth of software.  More

The Internet is broken

The Internet is riddled with holes and bugs, and it is beyond repair.  More

'Shellshock' can hack lights in your house

CNNMoney's Jose Pagliery breaks down the shellshock vulnerability and explains which devices could be affected.  Play

Supervalu gets hacked ... again

Grocery chain is the latest victim of malware.  More

How iPhone apps could impact your insurance

The life insurance industry may have a new tool to help determine rates for customers: the iPhone.  More

'Bash' bug could let hackers attack through a light bulb

Meet the bash bug, a flaw in the way connected devices communicate over the Internet.  More

iPhone 6 has car Bluetooth problems

Can't connect iPhone 6 to car Bluetooth? You're not alone.  More

Why Home Depot is not the next Target

Even though more credit card numbers were compromised at Home Depot than Target, Home Depot's stock is at an all-time high and the CEO probably won't lose his job.  More

7 safety tips from hackers

Want to protect yourself from hackers? Take advice from hackers.  More

As open enrollment nears, Obamacare website still isn't totally safe

Healthcare.gov, the Obamacare website, still is plagued with bugs and lacks security.  More

Home Depot: 56 million cards exposed in breach

Attack is not the largest in history but it is bigger than the Target hack of late last year.  More

Tim Cook didn't address Apple's real privacy problem

Apple says it has addressed customers' privacy concerns. But its security record says otherwise.  More

FBI launches a face recognition system

The FBI's new facial recognition system lets local police easily identify you. It will one day spot you from your iris, voice and the way you walk.  More

Yahoo wins battle in secretive surveillance court

The public will soon get a broader glimpse at the still-secretive world of government data collection.  More

5 million Gmail passwords leaked

5 million Gmail usernames and passwords appeared on an online forum Wednesday.  More

Home Depot confirms months-long hack

Home Depot admits it was hacked, warning anyone who shopped there since April. That's a sign this might be bigger than the Target hack.  More

Apple to beef up security measures after nude photo leak

Apple is taking steps to prevent another mass theft of nude celebrity photos.  More

Obamacare site hacked

Hackers silently infected a Healthcare.gov computer server this summer. But the malware didn't manage to steal anyone's data, federal officials say.  More

Welcome to the Age of Hacks

This is why -- and how -- all these hacks are happening.  More

Home Depot to shoppers: Don't panic

Home Depot is offering shoppers credit monitoring and identity theft protection. It's starting to look likely the chain was hacked.  More

BlackBerry fans poke fun at Apple iCloud

Apple's security problems could benefit BlackBerry. The Canadian device company, despite a big drop in subscribers, has a great reputation for security.  More

BlackBerry fans poke fun at Apple iCloud

Apple's security problems could benefit BlackBerry. The Canadian device company, despite a big drop in subscribers, has a great reputation for security.  More

How to keep your naked photos private

Follow these steps to make sure that your nude photos and other sensitive information won't get hacked.  More

Dark Web: Nudes traded like baseball cards

A security expert says that in the dark corners of the web, nude photos of celebrities are more common than you might think.  Play

Home Depot investigating 'massive' hack

Home Depot might have gotten hacked, and now the company is investigating whether customer data is compromised.  More

Home Depot investigating 'massive' hack

Home Depot might have gotten hacked, and now the company is investigating whether customer data is compromised.  More

Naked photos: 'Delete' doesn't mean delete

The latest celebrity photo hack shows your digital life doesn't end at your phone. If your stuff lives on "the cloud," you don't control the data.  More

Massive bank hack: What you need to know

Some of the largest banks just got hacked. These are the facts.  More

Expert: Russia tacitly endorsed hack

James Lewis of the Center for Strategic and International Studies says that the hack on JPMorgan had at least a tacit endorsement by Russia.  Play

JPMorgan victim of hacking attack

A data breach at JPMorgan has led to an FBI investigation into the matter.  Play

China ditching Windows and Android

China is developing its own operating system, which will compete with Microsoft Windows and Google Android.  More

Hackers attack Sony PlayStation Network

Hackers naming themselves "Lizard Squad" have attacked Blizzard, Sony and other video game networks over the weekend.  More

'Secret' app didn't actually keep you anonymous

The Secret app is supposed to keep you anonymous. But until last week, it was possible to trace posts directly to you.  More
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