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Tesla car doors can be hacked

Hackers can unlock a high-tech Tesla car door by using the same run-of-the-mill techniques they use to crack open computers.<p>That's according to security researcher Nitesh Dhanjani, who spoke about his findings at a recent hacker conference in Singapore. All it takes is cracking a six-character …

Inside FBI's massive cybercrime bust

Computer hacker forums lit up last week as Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and police in 17 countries began knocking on doors, seizing computers and making arrests.<p>On the popular websites where cyber criminals buy and sell software kits and help each other solve problems, hackers issued …

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 …

Your car is a giant computer - and it can be hacked

Imagine driving down the highway at 70 miles per hour, when suddenly the wheel turns hard right. You crash. And it was because someone hacked your car.<p>It's not far-fetched science fiction. It's the near-term future today's hackers are warning about.<p>Most people aren't aware their cars are already …

How the NSA can 'turn on' your phone remotely

Even if you power off your cell phone, the U.S. government can turn it back on.<p>That's what ex-spy Edward Snowden revealed in last week's interview with NBC's Brian Williams. It sounds like sorcery. Can someone truly bring your phone back to life without touching it?<p>No. But government spies can get …

Second Chinese military unit linked to hacking

Security researchers have accused a second Chinese military unit of carrying out cyber espionage attacks against foreign corporations.<p>CrowdStrike, a U.S security firm, detailed the allegations in a lengthy report on a People's Liberation Army unit operating in Shanghai.<p>The report comes just weeks …

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 …

Who gets caught in the NSA's net?

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 …

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 …

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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 …

What hackers know about you

Every month, there’s another major data breach. Criminal hackers steal all sorts of information about you. Here’s what they have.<p>Have you shopped here? Or have accounts on these sites? Select squares<p>Submit<p>Hackers probably have your<p>Name<p>Physical address<p>Phone number<p>Birthday<p>Social security …

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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 …

Tim Cook didn't address Apple's real privacy problem

Tim Cook is deflecting the conversation with his new statement about privacy.<p>Apple (AAPL) was all over the news earlier this month following the theft of celebrities' nude photos from their iCloud accounts. Though iCloud itself wasn't hacked, Apple's two-factor authentication -- a second, temporary …

'Bash' bug could let hackers attack through a light bulb

Say hello to the bash bug, a lesson in why Internet-connected devices are inherently unsafe.<p>Computer security researchers have discovered a flaw in the way many devices communicate over the Internet. At its most basic, it lets someone hack every device in your house, business or government building …

7 safety tips from hackers

It's easy to get hacked. And yes, it can happen to you.<p>Follow this advice from actual hackers, and you'll be a lot safer online.<p><b>1. Turn off your phone's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.</b> Hackers are religious about this. Keeping these features "on" all the time makes it easy for strangers to slip into your …

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