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Russia attacks U.S. oil and gas companies in massive hack

The Cold War didn't end in the 1990's. It simply moved online.<p>That much is clear after a security firm reported this week that Russian hackers have launched unprecedented, highly-sophisticated attacks on Western oil and gas companies.<p>The cyber operation nicknamed Energetic Bear is the latest …

Here's Google's plan to rid the world of cyberattacks

A new team at Google is aiming to be the cybersecurity superheroes of the Internet.<p>They're looking to exterminate those nasty computer bugs that let hackers and government spies sneak into our computers -- not just for Google, but for everyone.<p>The special team is called Google Project Zero. And …

Russian criminals steal 1.2 billion passwords

Russian criminals have stolen 1.2 billion Internet user names and passwords, amassing what could be the largest collection of stolen digital credentials in history, a respected security firm said Tuesday.<p>There's no need to panic at this point -- Hold Security, the firm that discovered the theft, …

Your personal information just isn't safe

Companies can't keep your data safe. It's that simple.<p>When Target lost data on some 110 million customers, it recommended them to credit bureau Experian for "identity theft protection," offering to cover the cost for a year.<p>Think you're in better hands? Think again.<p>Sometime before the Target (TGT) …

You've been hacked! Here's what to do

Russian criminals have stolen more than 1.2 billion Internet usernames and passwords, and the odds are decent that some of yours might be among them.<p>There's no need to panic at this point -- Hold Security, the firm that discovered the theft, says the gang isn't in the business of stealing your bank …

Home Depot investigating 'massive' hack

Home Depot is investigating a hack that possibly exposed its customer payment information.<p>The company on Tuesday confirmed it has partnered with banks and law enforcement to look into "some unusual activity" relating to customers.<p>Independent cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs was the first to …

Stolen credit card price tag: $102

When retailers are breached and your data becomes vulnerable, it's often floating around the dark web.

Welcome to the Age of Hacks

Why are we all getting hacked? It's simple economics.<p>Criminals want our data. Yes, even yours. It's more valuable than you think.<p>Celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton are a special case. Hackers target them for nude photos, because their private lives are prized treasure for creeps.<p>For …

The Watch Business Is Thriving–And It Won’t Be Easy For Apple To Invade It

Wristwatches were always a fashion choice. That’s the main thing standing in the Apple Watch’s way.<p>Once upon a time, mobile phones rendered wristwatches obsolete. Or at least that’s the juicy and convenient narrative that’s been out there in recent years.<p>Now, there is <i>some</i> data suggesting that fewer …

Google wants to keep work documents and emails secure on iPhones and iPads

Google launched the Apps Mobile Management service earlier this year to help organizations manage employees' or members' Android devices that access files and emails saved on their Google Apps. Now, Mountain View has launched a counterpart for iPhones and iPads called iOS Sync, which can remind …