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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

Hospital network's failure led to massive hack

The Heartbleed bug is to blame for the hospital hack that stole 4.5 milliion patient records. If true, brace yourself for similar, mega data breaches.  More

Traffic lights are dangerously easy to hack

Traffic lights are easy to hack, and they're unlikely to be fixed, according to computer researchers.  More

Data breach at UPS Stores in 24 states

United Parcel Service has discovered a computer breach that affects more than 50 of its stores.  More

90% of hospitals lose their patients' data

Get ready for a barrage of hospital hacks. The health care industry isn't protecting your data. Here's why.  More

Hospital network hacked, 4.5 million records stolen

Hackers have taken 4.5 million Social Security numbers from patients who attended any one of Community Health Systems' 206 hospitals this year.  More

Albertson's stores hacked for credit card data

Albertson's and Shop 'N Save became the latest companies to experience a data breach of its debit and credit card data.  More

You can't change the color of Facebook - it's a virus

An app claiming to change Facebook's color palette is actually loading malware onto your smartphone or PC.  More

Ferguson police deny Anonymous' ID of alleged shooter

Ferguson police say the man Anonymous identified as the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown is not the shooter.  More

'Smart credit card' terminals can be hacked too

Those chip-enabled smart cards are no good if the terminal can be easily hacked into stealing your data.  More

Photos could replace passwords

An Australian teen entrepreneur asks: What if your password were a picture instead of letters and numbers?  More

You've been hacked! Here's what to do

Russian hackers have amassed a trove of 1.2 billion Internet user names and passwords. Here's what you need to do to protect yourself.  More

Russian criminals steal 1.2 billion passwords

Russian criminals have stolen 1.2 billion Internet user names and passwords, amassing what could be the largest collection of stolen digital credentials in history, a respected security firm said Tuesday.  More

Stop sharing USB Flash drives now

USB-connected devices have a fatal flaw. Say no to strangers' flash drives -- and smartphones too.  More

Today's cars are hackable, posing a threat to you

A new report shows that the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, 2015 Cadillac Escalade and 2014 Toyota Prius are the most 'hackable' cars on the road.  More

Iron Dome makers got hacked, says cybersecurity firm

Three companies that built Iron Dome, Israel's missile defense system, were hacked in 2012.  More

Your personal information just isn't safe

Target hack victims were directed to Experian for protection. But that company has leaked your data too.  More

ECB hacked: 20,000 e-mail addresses stolen

Hackers have broken into a database at the European Central Bank, stealing 20,000 e-mail addresses and other contact information. The bank said its market data was not affected.  More

Dark Mail: Email that hides from the NSA

Ladar Levison, the guy behind Lavabit, is launching Dark Mail to encrypt emails so the NSA doesn't even know who's talking.  More

Snowden asks hackers to protect whistleblowers

Daniel Ellsberg and Edward Snowden teamed up to make this plea to hackers: Develop better tools that allows future insiders to secretly expose wrongdoing.  More

Cybersecurity startups to bank $788 million

On track to invest nearly $800 million in early stage startups, investors see innovative small businesses as key to cyber crime protection.  More

Russian hackers placed 'digital bomb' in Nasdaq - report

Nasdaq was the target of hackers who left a 'digital bomb' in 2010. It didn't go off. But it could have halted trading and cost billions.  More

Here's Google's plan to rid the world of cyberattacks

The Internet is full of bugs, and Google just launched a superhero team to kill 'em all.  More

IBM to start selling Apple iPhones and iPads

Apple and IBM are partnering up. Expect iPhones and iPads with IBM-made apps for business clients.  More

FBI sends agents to Holocaust museum

There's unwarranted, mass U.S. government surveillance. But the FBI uses the Holocaust Museum as a gut check to keep the power from getting to their heads.  More

Secret propaganda: British spies can manipulate polls

Say hello to the government's secret propaganda tools. British spies can manipulate online polls or trick the world into thinking a video or web page is going viral.  More

China targets Apple for location-tracking apps

Chinese state media issues an overblown report slamming Apple for devices that -- surprise -- tracking your location.  More

Chinese hackers broke into U.S. federal employee network

Hackers from China sought information on government employees, including which personnel have security clearances.  More

The new plague: Computer viruses that extort you

Watch out for ransomware. It's a type of computer virus that locks away your files and extorts you for money.  More

Google Glass wearers can steal your password

New software can take video recorded on Google Glass to steal passwords.  More

Americans' baby photos and resumes among NSA spy haul

New disclosures based on documents Edward Snowden gave to The Washington Post show just how easy it is for Americans' private conversations to be swept into the spy agency's traps.  More

Russia attacks U.S. oil and gas companies in massive hack

Russian hacker spies are attacking energy companies. It's the latest sign the Cold War has gone cyber.  More

Secret message app Wickr moves to Wall Street

Wickr is a messaging app that offers ultimate secrecy via self-destructing messages and military-grade encryption. Now Wickr wants to be the backbone of every market trade in the world.  More

5 online privacy tips from an ex-FBI agent

Mary Galligan knows cybersecurity better than anyone. She led the FBI's cyber team in New York and helped catch notorious hackers. Here's her privacy advice.  More

Why I put World of Warcraft on my resume

Meet Stephen Gillett: A level 70 Paladin who also has been the CIO of Starbucks and is now COO of Symantec. World of Warcraft helped him get the Starbucks job.  More

Comcast is turning your home router into a public Wi-Fi hotspot

It's been one year since Comcast started its monster project to blanket the entire nation with continuous Wi-Fi coverage. Imagine waves of wireless Internet emitting from every home.  More

Stalker: A creepy look at you, online

Security researchers created 'Stalker,' a tool that's like looking at a social network page full of your Web secrets.  More
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