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Tech apocalypse! 9 doomsday scenarios

Far-reaching fallout awaits us at the littlest hack or glitch, thanks to our increasing reliance on hyperadvanced computing and vast communication networks

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Kaspersky: ‘A very bad incident’ awaits critical infrastructure

Cyber attacks against power grids, water supply systems, chemical plants and other critical infrastructure loom as a threat that could become harsh reality before slow-moving agencies act to secure them better, says the head of...

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Apple, like Google, to hire full-time security guards in Silicon Valley

Tech companies are under pressure to improve working conditions of workers like drivers and security guards

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D-Link patches router, says more fixes are on the way

D-Link issued fixes on Monday for flaws that could allow remote access to one of its routers, and will patch several other models in the coming week.

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Crooks targeting call centers to further Apple Pay fraud

According to mobile payments expert, Cherian Abraham, fraud on Apple's mobile payment platform – Apple Pay – is rampant. However, Apple's hardware and software security measures remain intact; the issue at the heart of most fraud...

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How ‘Power fingerprint’ could improve security for ICS/SCADA systems

Every digital device or system has a power fingerprint. A new company says monitoring that fingerprint in ICS/SCADA systems can detect intrusions or malfunctions in real time. But some experts say that while it will improve security,...

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Low tech 'visual hacking' successful nine times out of ten

Researchers were able to get sensitive corporate information just by looking around corporate offices in 88 percent of attempts, according to a new study

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Report: Strategic data analytics can reduce shrinkage

Strategic data analytics can reduce shrinkage for retailers, restaurants and manufacturing companies by helping loss prevention pros use early warning indicators to stop problems before they start

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Office complex implants RFID chips in employees' hands

A Swedish high-tech office complex has been offering RFID chip implants to employees of corporate tenants to access security doors, use photocopiers and even pay for food in the cafeteria.

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Anthem confirms data breach, but full extent remains unknown

Anthem, the nation's second largest health insurance provider, confirmed that outsiders were able to compromise an unknown number of records, including complete profiles for individuals.

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Deconstructing an IRS Phishing scam

Taxes. Avoiding them is illegal, and paying them is painful. Criminals know the type of stress the IRS can cause a taxpayer. They also know that most will immediately pay attention to something from the IRS. Perhaps not out of fear,...

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Thousands of U.S. gas stations exposed to Internet attacks

Over 5,000 tank gauges that are used to monitor fuel levels and potential spills are accessible from the Internet without a password

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This tool may make it easier for thieves to empty bank accounts

FraudFox is designed to spoof a browser fingerprint, an advanced method for tracking users

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26 of the craziest and scariest things the TSA has found on travelers

Sickles, grenades, blasting machines and cannon barrels just a few items in your fellow travelers carry-ons.

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The magic of Disney MagicBands

Disney has turned boring physical security into convenience, better service, and an actual revenue stream…

Firmware flaws could allow a malicious reflash, US CERT warns

Three vendors have released fixes for vulnerabilities found in the critical firmware used during a computer's startup, according to an advisory from the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team.

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Police suspect fraud took most of Mt. Gox's missing bitcoins

Japanese police believe only 1 percent of some 650,000 bitcoins was taken by hackers, according to the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper

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FBI memo warns of malware possibly linked to hack at Sony Pictures

A Flash Alert issued by the FBI on Monday is warning those within its distribution circle about a type of malware that has the ability to destroy any system it infects. Those who have seen the memo, including the group where it was...

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