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Don't be stupid - How not to get hacked - CNNMoney

Cybercriminals are experts at duping people into downloading malicious software that can give them access to your personal information and passwords.<p>But there are commonsense steps you can take to avoid getting hacked:<p>• <b>Avoid bad links:</b> Check where a link is taking you before you click it. Rest your …

Half of American adults hacked this year

Hackers have exposed the personal information of 110 million Americans -- roughly half of the nation's adults -- in the last 12 months alone.<p>That massive number, tallied for CNNMoney by Ponemon Institute researchers, is made even more mind-boggling by the amount of hacked accounts: up to 432 …

Behind the NSA's mysterious coded tweet

When the National Security Agency sent a tweet Monday filled with garbled nonwords like "tpfccdlfdtte," the Internet was confused, and intrigued.<p>Was the NSA drunk? Had a cat skittered across someone's keyboard?<p>Or maybe the spy agency, under fire for eavesdropping on Americans, had accidentally …

Google testing super-secure email

Google is working on the ultimate security and privacy feature.<p>It's called "End-to-End" encryption, and it's the best way to stop anyone from snooping on your emails. Google would turn your emails into jumbled code, and the only person who can see the email in plain text is the trusted person on …

Why you'll keep getting hacked

Don't like getting hacked? Sorry, you'd better get used to it.<p>Every few weeks, we learn about another data breach. It's the privacy world's version of an oil spill. A hacker breaks into a company and grabs a database of our personal details. They're sold on the black market, and the exposure puts …

Simple tips to avoid getting hacked - Jun. 13, 2014

NEW YORK (CNNMoney)<p>With all the recent news about government surveillance, corporate cybersecurity failures and large-scale hacks, the task of keeping yourself safe online can seem daunting.<p>There's probably no way to completely avoid the NSA if they've got you in their sights, but fortunately, …

Stalker: A creepy look at you, online

While you were having a latte and hunting for a Tinder date on your local coffee shop's open Wi-Fi, you were giving away your personal information.<p>Want to know how much? Stalker will tell you.<p>Stalker is a tool created by security firm Immunity Inc. to demonstrate the hazards of connecting to …

Comcast is turning your home router into a public Wi-Fi hotspot

If you're a Comcast cable customer, your home's private Wi-Fi router is being turned into a public hotspot.<p>It's potentially creepy and annoying. But the upside is Internet everywhere.<p>It's been one year since Comcast (CMCSA) started its monster project to blanket residential and commercial areas …

5 online privacy tips from an ex-FBI agent

If anyone knows about cyber surveillance, it's Mary Galligan.<p>Until recently, she led the cyber and special operations team at the FBI's New York office -- the agency's largest surveillance operation. That included catching hackers like the infamous "Sabu" and using him to hunt down other …

Can you outsmart a hacker? - CNNMoney

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Secret propaganda: British spies can manipulate polls

The power to secretly create government propaganda is among the many hacking tools revealed in the latest batch of Edward Snowden documents.<p>British spies can manipulate online polls -- or trick the world into thinking a video or web page is going viral.<p>A collection of hacking tools -- some of which …

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 …

Photos could replace passwords

An Australian teen thinks he's got a solution to the world's password problems: Use pictures instead.<p>Currently, most people make easy-to-guess passwords -- and they use the same one across several services. It's stupidly irresponsible, but the only alternative is remembering dozens of complex …

Wi-Fi flaw gives up your password

Some popular home Wi-Fi routers use dumb computer chips that let hackers steal your password with a single try.<p>Swiss security researcher Dominique Bongard said many popular routers' computer chips use a "random number generator" intended to safeguard your password -- but it turns out those "random" …