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We Fact-Checked Seven Seasons Of Shark Tank Deals. Here Are The Results.

On <i>Shark Tank</i>, the deal you make on camera often isn’t the deal you end up getting — if it happens at all.<p>The hit ABC show that gives entrepreneurs a chance to pitch celebrity investors depicts some business owners walking away with life-changing deals. But more often than not, those hand-shake …

How an attack on a company you've never heard of crushed the internet

Much of the Internet was brought to a screeching halt Friday as a cyberattack on a company many had previously never heard of brought down many of …

Taxi War Turns Mexican Tourist Mecca Bloody

The fractured drug cartels hit high and low. In Acapulco these days, they’re even knocking off taxi drivers who don’t pay up, or who work for rival …

Clinton lectured State Dept. staff on cybersecurity in 2010 video

Despite conducting her own government business through a personal “homebrew” server while secretary of state, Hillary Clinton is seen in a newly obtained video lecturing her staff of their “special duty” to recognize the importance of cybersecurity.<p>“The real key to cybersecurity rests with you,” …

British man found dead and bound to bench at Málaga airport

Spanish detectives investigating death of man named in reports as Steven Allford, 51, who was also stripped from the waist<p>A British man has been found dead near an airport in Málaga, southern Spain. His hands and feet had been bound to a bench and his trousers were around his ankles, according to …

American vigilante hacker sends Russia a warning

An American vigilante hacker -- who calls himself "The Jester" -- has defaced the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in retaliation for attacks on American targets.<p>On Friday night, the Jester gained access to the Russian government ministry's website. And he left a message: Stop …

Russian Government

Dutch technology to protect internet devices from hacking

How can we protect electronic devices from hacking? Estimates suggest 50 billion will be connected to the internet by 2020.<p>Researchers at Dutch SMEIntrinsic-ID in the city of Eindhoven are aiming to embed electronic chips containing a unique identifier into every device connected to the net.<p>“What …

Apple takes aim at counterfeit accessories on Amazon

Apple is clamping down on counterfeit cables and chargers being sold on Amazon. The company this week filed a lawsuit against Mobile Star, claiming almost 90 percent of its accessories are fakes and pose a risk to users.<p>Amazon is a great place to find iPhone and iPad accessories at nice prices, but …

Apple Store

Microsoft allows Brazil to inspect its source code for ‘back doors’

<i>(Reuters)</i> – Microsoft, still stung by accusations that it installed “back doors” for the U.S. government to access customers’ communications, opened a center in Brazil on Wednesday where officials will be able to inspect its programming code, in an attempt to allay suspicions in the region that its …

Cybersecurity

Yahoo Inc. (YHOO) Asks US Government To Clarify Email Surveillance Reports

Yahoo on Wednesday called on the U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to declassify a surveillance order sent to the company by the …

3.2 million debit cards compromised in India as banks investigate security breaches

If you use a debit card issued by an Indian bank, you will want to keep your eyes peeled for any unrecognizable transactions.<p>Several Indian banks are …

How Microsoft Is Trying to Calm Fears About Spy 'Back Doors' in Its Code

Microsoft, still stung by accusations that it installed “back doors” for the U.S. government to access customers’ communications, opened a center in …

Apple lawsuit says 90 percent of 'official' chargers sold on Amazon are fake

Ever had to buy a new Apple charger from Amazon? Well beware even those labeled as the genuine article — according to a recent lawsuit filed by Apple, 90 percent of them are fake.<p>The iPhone maker is currently suing a company named Mobile Star LLC for trademark infringement, alleging that the firm …

Survey shows millennials fall for cyber scams more often than seniors

Millennials aren’t as savvy online as they might lead on. A new survey found that half of all tech support scam victims were 18- to 34-year-olds. For comparison sake, the next age group (36 to 54) made up just over a third (34 percent), and the old-timers (over 55) were only 17 percent as likely to …

Polling

Russian Hackers Could Fake Evidence of Electoral Fraud, Warn U.S. Officials

Cybersecurity surrounding the U.S. electoral system has been a focus this election cycle, not least since Russian hackers have actually found their …

PayPal adds more features for sending money overseas

PayPal's goal to become a bigger part of our payment lives took another step forward Thursday, with the company adding more money-transfer features to its platform.<p>Nearly a year after it purchased money-transfer company Xoom, PayPal on Thursday integrated a handful of Xoom's functions to its …

Weebly hacked, 43 million credentials stolen

The web design platform Weebly was hacked in February, according to the data breach notification site LeakedSource. Usernames and passwords for more than 43 million accounts were taken in the breach, although the passwords are secured with the strong hashing algorithm bcrypt.<p>Weebly said in an email …

Web Design

Millions of Indian debit cards 'compromised' in security breach

<b>A number of major Indian banks are taking safety measures amid fears that the security of more than 3.2 million debit cards has been compromised.</b><p>Some of the affected banks have been asking their customers to change security codes. They are also blocking and replacing debit cards.<p>The breach is …

Cybersecurity

NSA contractor to be charged with espionage after making off with 50 TB of data

Late on Thursday, federal prosecutors signaled their intention to charge former NSA contractor Harold T. Martin with violating The Espionage Act …

About 100,000 devices helped take down the internet via a cyberattack

<b>UPDATE: Oct. 26, 2016, 12:48 p.m. EDT</b> This post has been updated to amend Dyn's analysis of the number of devices used in the DDoS cyberattack.<p>A …

Cyber-attacks