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  • 56 million cards compromised in Home Depot hack

    Home Depot said "criminals used unique, custom-built malware to evade detection" and steal customers' information between April and September.

  • Security flaw leaves Android users vulnerable to hackers

    Hackers can potentially access privileged user information like passwords, internet history and keyboard input.

  • Chinese hackers trying to track U.S. military movements: Report

    Chinese hackers have penetrated the computer networks of contractors critical to moving U.S. troops and equipment around the world in time of crisis, potentially giving Beijing access to every move the military makes, according to a report released Wednesday by the Senate Armed Services Committee.

  • Prosecutors target credit card thieves overseas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Criminals from around the world buy and sell stolen credit card information with ease in today's digital age. But if they commit their crime entirely outside the United States, they may be beyond the reach of federal prosecutors. Justice Department officials are seeking a...

  • Three ways to secure your Gmail account

    On Wednesday, 5 million Gmail usernames and passwords were leaked on the Russian bitcoin message board btsec.com. Here's how to keep this from happening to you.

  • Home Depot confirms breach in US, Canada stores

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Home Depot sank before the opening bell Tuesday after confirming that its payment systems had been hacked, potentially exposing millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its more than 2,000 U.S. and Canadian stores. The breach could turn out to be one of...

  • You can't trust Obamacare to keep your details safe

    In July, hackers breached the computer system of the federal healthcare.gov insurance exchange. Officials only discovered the breach in late August.

  • Healthcare.gov was hacked in July

    The hackers, who also upload malicious software, did not see or take any personal data, the Department of Health and Human Services told the Wall Street Journal Thursday.

  • Stolen photos of stars find 'safe harbor' online

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Imagine what the Internet would be like if most major websites had imposed controls preventing the naked photos stolen from Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities from being posted online. The Internet would be less sleazy, but pre-screening more...

  • Home Depot CEO: Probe of possible breach continues

    NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot's outgoing CEO Frank Blake told investors Thursday that the nation's largest home-improvement chain continues to investigate a potential breach at the company and reassured that customers will not be liable for any potential fraudulent charges. In his first public...

  • Sony attack shows shifting online security threat

    TOKYO (AP) — The boundary between the online and physical worlds got blurry last week when Sony's PlayStation Network was disabled by an online attack, while simultaneously an American Airlines passenger jet carrying a Sony executive was diverted due to a bomb threat on Twitter. Experts say...

  • Photo hacking rekindles digital privacy worries

    As the celebrity photo-hacking scandal has made clear, privacy isn't what it used to be. Whether famous or seemingly anonymous, people from all walks of life put all sorts of things online or into cloud-based storage systems, from vital financial information to the occasional nude photo....

  • Apple: Some nude shots taken from stars' accounts

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple said Tuesday that hackers obtained nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities by pilfering images from individual accounts rather than through a broader attack on the company's services. Meanwhile, numerous sharing sites removed images of the stars...

  • In light of celebrity hacks, how to protect data

    NEW YORK (AP) — The theft of nude photographs from celebrities' online accounts has thrown a spotlight on the security of cloud computing, a system used by a growing number of Americans to store personal information over the Internet. On Tuesday, Apple acknowledged the security breakdown and...

  • Editorial cartoon: iCloud

    Cartoon by Bob Gorrell/Creators Syndicate.



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