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Big push this month for more widespread cybersecurity effort

In an 11-story office building in the Washington suburbs, hundreds of U.S. cybersecurity analysts work around the clock to foil hackers. Possible breaches of government networks show up as red flashes on screens that line the walls.<p>Something big is coming, some of the analysts say.<p>They're speaking …

Forget malware — stolen credentials are the real enterprise threat

Focusing on malware detection as a frontline cybersecurity strategy puts IT security teams in a never-ending game of cat and mouse. A report from Pandalabs earlier this year found that 30 million new malware threats were created in 2013 – an average of 82,000 <i>per day</i>. Keeping pace with this rate of …

Password do's and don'ts: 6 ways to stay safe online - TODAY.com

Today<p>It seems like every day we're hearing about new breaches, leaks and hacks at major websites and services. The latest, on eBay, could be very serious. (If you haven't changed your eBay password yet, do so now!)<p>If we don't take charge of our own online security, who will? Here are a few basic …

Aol Mail Hacked With Spoofed Accounts Sending Spam

It’s not just you. Aol Mail was hacked affecting an untold amount of accounts that were seemingly spoofed. The Twitter hashtag #aolhacked is filled with first-hand accounts of spam being sent from either the hacked email account or an email account spoofed to look like the original.<p>We’ve reached …

Syrian Electronic Army hacks Forbes, steals user data

The hacking group says it attacked Forbes because the publication's "hate for Syria is very clear and flagrant in their articles."<p>The Syrian Electronic Army has attacked Forbes, stealing user data and posting fake stories to its Web site.<p>The hacking group announced the exploit on Friday, showing …

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Kickstarter hacked, no credit card data stolen, CEO says

Hackers gained unauthorized access to Kickstarter around Feb. 12, but no credit card data "of any kind" was stolen by intruders, CEO Yancey Strickler announced via the site.<p>Only two Kickstarter accounts are showing unauthorized activity, Strickler said. After learning of the hack, Kickstarter …

Russian Cosmonauts Occasionally Infect the ISS with Malware

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Russian security expert Eugene Kaspersky says the International Space Station was infected by …

Syrian Electronic Army Targets President Obama in Latest Hack

Add President Obama to the list of the latest high-profile hacks.<p>A handful of sites affiliated with the President’s nonprofit issue advocacy group, …

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Healthcare.gov data center fails, hobbling state and federal insurance exchanges

Problems keep mounting in the administration's attempt to sell health insurance online. A data center critical to the operation of Healthcare.gov, the federal insurance marketplace, experienced an outage over the weekend. The failure affected the Healthcare.gov data services hub, which coordinates …

There's a Zombie-Like Security Flaw in Almost Every Android Phone

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Almost every Android phone has a big, gaping security weakness, according to the security startup …