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Seagate snaps up hard disk testing expert for $374M

Amid all the hoopla about flash storage, it pays to step back and remember that hard disks are still storing a heckuva lot of our stuff, and will …

CircleMe: Interest-Based Social Network Hits Android

We first took a peek at CircleMe way back in October 2011 when it launched in private beta. In a nutshell, the app makes it easy to create an online profile to showcase all your favorite things – this could be websites, films, magazines, books, music, hobbies – you name it.<p>The previously Web-only …

Canonical gives developers a preview of a dual-booting Ubuntu and Android future

Choice, friends, is good. Nobody likes being limited to one thing, when instead you could be picking from a plethora, or at least a pair of options. And it looks like Ubuntu is on track to deliver on its promise to offer a duo of operating systems to mobile devices in 2014, as it has released a …

Why the Target breach won't be the last of its kind

SEATTLE – The criminals behind the theft and underground brokering of some 40 million Target credit and debit card account numbers can lay claim to one of the largest, most sophisticated hacks in modern times.<p>Yet as pervasive and costly as the Target databreach will turn out to be, it is unlikely …

Mariposa botnet 'mastermind' jailed in Slovenia

<b>A hacker accused of masterminding one of the biggest ever botnets has been sentenced to just under 5 years in jail.</b><p>Matjaz Skorjanc was arrested in 2010 after a two-year investigation into malware that had hijacked about 12.7 million computers around the world.<p>The 27-year-old was found guilty of …

Only 4 In 10 Americans Are Aware Of The Incandescent Lightbulb Phase-Out

<i>From Mother Nature Network's Matt Hickman:</i><p>Consumer lighting giant Osram Sylvania has just released the 2013 edition of its Socket Survey — considered “an industry benchmark” and “the only nationwide measure of public attitudes about energy-efficient lighting and awareness of lighting legislation — …

Cryptolocker ransomware has 'infected about 250,000 PCs'

<b>A virulent form of ransomware has now infected about quarter of a million Windows computers, according to a report by security researchers.</b><p>Cryptolocker scrambles users' data and then demands a fee to unencrypt it alongside a countdown clock.<p>Dell Secureworks said that the US and UK had been worst …

Security Blogger Brian Krebs Is Trying To Track Down The Target Hacker By Talking To Suspected Credit Card Thieves

He's been revealing the underground black markets where the Target hackers are allegedly selling the stolen credit cards. (Interestingly, one thing he discovered is that credit cards from non-U.S. banks are priced higher, from $23.62 per card to as high as $135 per card, he says.)<p>On top of that, he …

The price of a mega-breach: Target call centers stay open for Christmas

Target(s tgt) is adding staff and will keep its call centers open all day Christmas to respond to customer concerns about a security breach impacting …