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Expect more online fraud as new credit cards arrive

The new chip credit cards that shoppers are getting in their mailboxes may prevent criminals from stealing from stores, but many thieves are expected to move their operations online. Small businesses could be the most vulnerable.

dateOct 07, 2015 in Security
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UK spies can hack smartphones: Snowden

British spies can hack into phones remotely with a simple text message and make audio recordings or take photos without owners knowing, former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden said on Monday.

dateOct 05, 2015 in Security
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Tesla courts hackers to defend high-tech cars

Hackers swarmed a Tesla sedan in a 'hacking village' at the infamous Def Con conference on Saturday as the high-tech electric car maker recruited talent to protect against cyber attacks.

Researcher to talk at Black Hat on 'scary' area in Android

Does that cute little green robotic creature with two ear-sticks call up feelings of an open, friendly mobile operating system, aka Android? Wow, Monday stories were not about how cute and adorable is that little green creature. ...

Are we too predictable in our Android lock patterns?

After months—no, years— of security blogs telling us how dumb it is to choose easy to guess passwords such as password1234, we look for answers in ideas for strong authentication schemes. As for the Android pattern method ...

Stolen data finder could reduce harm for companies

Business owners don't need IT skills to understand that data breaches are serious. Certainly big names in retail and health care know by experience that such breaches have serious after-effects. Breaches have an impact on ...

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Officials: Second hack exposed military and intel data
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NSA planned hack of Google app store
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BitWhisper turns up heat on air-gap security

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