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Employees (And Their Gadgets) Pose Security Risk to Workplace

New report shows a rise in the number of secure mobile apps, as IT managers fortify corporate networks.<p>As scary as hackers are, they may not be the biggest security threat weighing on corporate information technology executives.<p>Rather, it’s the growing number of employees who bring their …

Target CEO steps down in aftermath of customer data breach

The fallout from Target's massive customer data breach continues: following the departure of the retailer's chief information officer in March, CEO Gregg Steinhafel has stepped down. The executive feels he's "personally accountable" for the lax security that let the breach happen, and is bowing out …

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By Chanelle Bessette, reporter<p>FORTUNE — A longtime staple of information technology training, cyber security has become a mainstream interest. Edward Snowden’s big reveal last year about the National Security Agency as well as the criminal breach into Target’s (TGT) credit and debit card system …

Google Wants To Make Your Passwords Obsolete

<i>Update to add comment from Google on U2F technology.</i><p>If there’s one thing that decades of computer use have taught security experts, it’s that most of us are really bad at creating good passwords. After the recent data breach involving Adobe’s customer accounts, security researcher Jeremi Gosney …

The brief, ridiculously productive reign of FCC Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn

The interim boss tackled a huge workload in her six-month stint<p>All too often, Washington, DC is a place defined more by its bureaucracy, pragmatism, and paralyzing partisanship than its ability to move the game ball forward. And frequently, the FCC — responsible broadly for our nation’s radio, …

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Review: 2012 BMW 328i Sedan Modern Line

Posted By Kevin Miller in Reviews | 3 comments<p>Pretty much every automaker selling cars in the US makes a four-cylinder sedan. That said, the majority …

Should I Trade my Old Car In or Sell it Privately?

The most common dilemma facing new car buyers is whether to trade their existing car in to the dealer,or sell it privately. The answer to the …

Resisting temptation: It’s all in your brain

If I offer you a bag of potato chips today or a box of chocolate truffles next week, which would you choose? Neuroscientists are interested in exploring what happens when the brain must choose between receiving a reward immediately or in the future, especially when waiting may result in a prize you …

PolitiFact launching new site to call out lies of political pundits

You'll soon be able to know just how accurate your favorite (and least-favorite) pundits are thanks to PolitiFact, which is launching a spin-off site next month called PunditFact. Since 2007, PolitiFact has been cataloging politicians' claims and making judgments on how factual they are, giving …

Hacker Headaches Pulsate as Cyber Threats Grow

Both the cost and time to tackle attacks are growing faster than ever as cyber crime becomes more convoluted and companies struggle to keep pace.<p>It now takes more than double the time to fight attacks today than it did four years ago, at 78% more the cost, according to a new study by Ponemon …

Adobe source code breach; it’s bad, real bad

Advertisement<p>45 Comments<p>The theft of source code for Adobe(s adbe) Acrobat, Cold Fusion and other products poses a wide-spread threat given the …

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Jamaica: IT security 'using staplers'

<b>Call centres in Jamaica are stapling workers' pockets shut to prevent them stealing clients' data, it seems.</b><p>Reports suggest managers are so concerned about client privacy that some workers aren't given jobs without taking lie-detector tests. Company boss Davon Crump is quoted in the Jamaica Gleaner …

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FireEye Shares Jump $16 In First Day Of Public Trading As Interest Soars For Security Companies

FireEye made a debut on the public markets that any investor would be pleased to witness. In trading Friday, shares jumped $16 for the security company. In total it raised nearly $304 million, giving it a market cap of $2.3 billion.<p>The company debuted at $20 per share and closed at $36 on the …

Barclays hacking attack: four charged over £1.3 million theft

Four men have been charged in connection with the theft of £1.3m from a Barclays bank branch by taking control of its computer system.<p>The money was transferred by a computer at a branch in Swiss Cottage, north London, in April after an alleged hacking attack.<p>It is believed somebody posing as an …

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Shooter With Clearance Post-Arrest Exposes Vetting Gaps

It’s the question that’s vexed Washington for two days: How could a man with three arrests, a military discharge for misconduct and a history of …

As Fed's Quantitative Easing Winds Down, Poll Shows Only Quarter Of Americans Know What It Is

(Restores dropped word "if" in the 2nd sentence of the 23rd paragraph)<p>By Ann Saphir<p>SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 17 (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve this week is expected to start winding down an epic economic stimulus that is credited with helping the United States claw back from the deepest slump since the …

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Metadata is in the eye of the beholder

snowden privacy surveillance nsa August 02, 2013 at 06:20 AM Emin Gün Sirer<p>The intelligence community has been harping on the word "metadata" to try …

Hacker sentenced to three years for breaching police sites

A man said to be affiliated with the hacking collective Anonymous gets prison time for breaking into police and municipal Web sites in Utah, New York, Missouri, and California.<p>After pleading guilty to computer fraud for hacking into several police Web sites, John Anthony Borell III was sentenced to …

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Leaked NSA audit reveals thousands of “unintentional” surveillance incidents in U.S.

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>An internal NSA audit and other documents leaked by Edward Snowden have revealed widespread privacy violations as a result of …

Cybercrime costs U.S. economy up to $140 billion annually, report says

Cyberattacks may be draining as much as $140 billion and half a million jobs from the U.S. economy each year, according to a new study that splashes water on a previous estimate of $1 trillion in annual losses.<p>“That’s our best guess,” said James Andrew Lewis, the director of the technology and …

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