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You may not want to use your hotel's business center to check email on your next big trip. The Secret Service has warned the hospitality business that thieves are installing keyloggers on hotel PCs to steal guests' data. In a recent Dallas area bust, authorities caught multiple people swiping acco...

July 15th 2014 at 2:30am 0 Comments
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Don't change your password. It's strange advice to hear when the so-called Heartbleed bug is leaving databases all over the web open and exposed, but it's applicable. Yes, security has been compromised for many of your favorite websites and services (including Google, Flickr and Steam, at least in...

April 9th 2014 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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Most internet security holes, even the bigger ones, tend to be fairly limited in scope -- there are only so many people using the wrong software or visiting the wrong sites. Unfortunately, that's not true of the newly revealed Heartbleed Bug. The flaw, which affects some older versions of common i...

April 8th 2014 at 12:55am 0 Comments
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New York's Second Circuit Court of Appeals has decided that computer code cannot be stolen after acquitting former Goldman Sachs programmer Sergey Aleynikov. He'd been charged with property theft and economic espionage which carried an eight year prison sentence, but left court a free man after ser...

April 12th 2012 at 9:42am 0 Comments
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Internet fraud and theft are major problems, there seems to be little doubt about that -- according to FCC chairman Julius Genachowski, some 8.4 million credit card numbers are stolen every year. The question, then, is who should be addressing the issue. Genachowski this week called for "smart, pra...

February 24th 2012 at 12:16am 0 Comments
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Many developers and users of Apple's iOS devices bemoan the "walled garden" of the App Store approval process, but it appears that the company's measures have prevented mass data theft from iPhones, and iPads. At the Black Hat security conference being held in Las Vegas this week, mobile security f...

July 29th 2010 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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If you're down with the whole "swipeless" idea, but don't much dig the potential lack of security associated with it, Elecom's coming to the rescue in an attempt to put your paranoia to rest. The Skim Black I lineup of gear consists of a thin, wallet-based card and a not-so-elegant adornment for cel...

January 12th 2007 at 1:39am 0 Comments