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Hackers target CEOs in 'Darkhotel' scheme

Hackers have developed a scheme to steal sensitive information from top executives by penetrating the Wi-Fi networks of luxury hotels, security researchers said Monday.

Nov 10, 2014
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Let's Encrypt certificate authority to launch 2015

Web encryption for free—tough deal to turn down? After all the instances of cyberattacks, snoopers and sophisticated surveillance, encryption technology has become especially appreciated and familiar to ...

Nov 19, 2014 weblog
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AT&T stops adding Web tracking codes on cellphones

AT&T Mobility, the second-largest U.S. cellular provider, said Friday it is no longer attaching hidden Internet tracking codes to data transmitted from its users' smartphones. The practice made it nearly ...

Nov 14, 2014
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Federal government struggles against cyberattacks

A $10 billion-a-year effort to protect sensitive government data, from military secrets to Social Security identification numbers, is struggling to keep pace with an increasing number of cyberattacks and ...

Nov 10, 2014
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Senate blocks NSA phone records measure (Update)

The Senate on Tuesday blocked a bill to end bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the National Security Agency, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama's primary proposal to rein in domestic surveillance.

Nov 19, 2014
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Hackers turning smartphones into slave armies

Mobile security firm Lookout on Wednesday warned that Android-powered smartphones or tablets are being targeted with malicious software that puts them at the mercy of hacker overlords.

Nov 19, 2014
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