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Banks Are Capping Debit Card Transactions After Target Breach

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. on Saturday put in place daily limits on use for debit-card holders who shopped at Target stores during a 20-day security breach, a move showing … Continue reading

May 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Report: The NSA Acts Like Facebook to Give You Malware

Top-secret documents reveal that the National Security Agency is dramatically expanding its ability to covertly hack into computers on a mass scale by using automated systems that reduce the level … Continue reading

April 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bloomberg: Target Knew About Its Hack — And Did Nothing

If you’ve seen one security operations center, or SOC, you’ve essentially seen them all. Inside, analysts sit in front of rows of screens that monitor Target’s billion-dollar IT infrastructure. Government … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Google Patches Major Glass QR Code-Triggered Exploit

Google has quietly patched a Glass security exploit that could have allowed hackers to take control of the wearable by showing it a QR code, the researcher who identified the … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Google’s ‘Back Up My Data’ Gives the NSA and FBI Easy Access to Your Passwords

If you’re using Google’s “back up my data” feature for Android, the passwords to the Wi-Fi networks you access from your smartphone or tablet are available in plaintext to anyone … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Google Drive is Testing Encryption to Protect Your Files From the NSA

Google has begun experimenting with encrypting Google Drive files, a privacy-protective move that could curb attempts by the U.S. and other governments to gain access to users’ stored files. Two … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Apple’s Dev Site Gets Hacked, Prompts ‘Complete Overhaul’

Apple’s developer website has been down for days, and the company has just confirmed in an email that “an intruder” attempted to access personal information from its registered developers. In … Continue reading

November 17, 2013 · Leave a comment