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Lawmakers optimistic about cyber bill prospects

(AP) -- House Republicans and Democrats expressed optimism Friday about sending a cybersecurity bill to President Barack Obama this year despite significant disagreements with the Senate and the White House. ...

Apr 27, 2012
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House moves ahead with cybersecurity bill (Update)

(AP) -- House Republicans are pushing ahead with legislation to protect the nation's critical infrastructure and corporations from electronic attacks despite Obama administration objections that the legislation fails to ...

Apr 26, 2012
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California warns of lost parent-child data

California officials on Friday warned that personal information about parents and children in its child support system was missing, putting those people at risk of identity theft.

Apr 08, 2012
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3Qs: How hacking will affect credit-card holders

Last Friday, a major Atlanta-based payment card processor, Global Payments, announced a server security breach that could affect more than 1 million accounts. We asked William Robertson, a cybersecurity e ...

Apr 05, 2012
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Senators ask feds to probe requests for passwords

(AP) -- Two U.S. senators are asking Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate whether employers asking for Facebook passwords during job interviews are violating federal law, their offices announced Sunday.

Mar 25, 2012
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Lost smartphones mined by finders: Symantec

Lost smartphones are likely to be mined for valuable information by strangers who find them, according to the results of a sting operation conducted by computer security firm Symantec.

Mar 12, 2012
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The trustworthy cloud

Not a week goes by without reports on security gaps, data theft or hacker attacks. Both businesses and private users are becoming increasingly uneasy. However, when it comes to technologies like cloud computing, trust and ...

Mar 07, 2012
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Hacker thieves targeted Anonymous allies: Symantec

Anonymous on Monday gave mixed reactions to a US computer security firm's report that backers of the notorious hacker group were suckered into downloading software that steals online banking information.

Mar 05, 2012
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Head for the clouds, feet firmly on the ground

Computer engineers in the US writing in the International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems have reviewed the research literature to get a clear picture of cloud computing, its adoption, use and th ...

Mar 05, 2012
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