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Yahoo's claim of 'state-sponsored' hackers meets with skepticism

The company isn't saying how it arrived at the conclusion that its massive data breach was carried out by a state-sponsored actor

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New Mac Trojan uses the Russian space program as a front

The Komplex Trojan can download, execute, and delete files from an infected Mac

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A quick fix for stupid password reset questions

This ridiculous feature is a major vulnerability. If you're forced to use it, here's how to make it more secure

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Trump hotel chain fined over data breaches

The chain, one of Donald Trump’s businesses, also delayed in reporting the breaches to consumers

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Hackers have a treasure trove of data with the Yahoo breach

The data breach affects at least half a billion Yahoo accounts

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Yahoo reportedly to confirm massive data breach

Some users have already been asked to change passwords, after a data breach that affects hundreds of millions of accounts

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The real threat to our elections: Disinformation and doubt

Hackers are working to sabotage the upcoming election, but not through the expected avenues

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Google offers $200K for top prize in new Android hack challenge

Researchers can submit entries for limited-time 'bug chain' contest from now until March 14, 2017

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Hackers smear Olympic athletes with data dump of medical files

Hackers are trying to tarnish the U.S. Olympic team by releasing documents they claim show athletes including gymnast Simone Biles and tennis players Venus and Serena Williams used illegal substances during the Rio Games.

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Crafty GovRAT malware is growing, targeting U.S. government employees

The GovRAT malware, designed to bypass antivirus tools, has been upgraded

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Keep the faith: A vote for voting systems

Rising fear about Russian hacks of US voting systems could do as much damage as actual breaches, but only if we let it

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OPM hack was avoidable, says congressional report

The hack compromised personal information of millions of current and former US federal employees

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Voting machines are still too easy to hack

Worried about a 'rigged' election? You should be, but the risk lies in outdated technology and untrained bureaucrats, not voter fraud

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5 security practices hackers say make their lives harder

Hackers believe no password is safe from a determined attacker, but they agree that five key security measures can make it a lot harder to penetrate enterprise networks

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Regular password changes make things worse

Changing passwords is supposed to make things more difficult for attackers. Unfortunately, research shows that human nature means it makes it easier

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The Dropbox data breach is a warning to update other passwords

Compromised passwords could still give hackers a launching pad to attack users if they have been used for other internet accounts

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Dropbox changes passwords after 68M account records were compromised

The company said the compromise was related to a security incident in 2012

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Hollywood's 5 biggest hacking myths

Press Enter and watch the magic happen -- as if! Why does Hollywood's portrayal of hacking have to be so far off the mark?

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