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Four face charges of stealing software from Microsoft, U.S. Army, and other tech companies

The defendants allegedly stole information and software on Microsoft's Xbox, Army helicopter training, and games such as Call of Duty

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Four no-bull facts about the Shellshock Bash bug

Get the scoop on the security threat billed as the biggest since Heartbleed

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Feds seek expanded PC hacking powers for criminal investigations

The FBI and Department of Justice are mulling rules that would allow broader opportunities for domestic law enforcement to hack PCs as part of a criminal investigation

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Why retailers like Home Depot get hacked

Retailers like Home Depot, which recently suffered a major data breach, have known for years about vulnerabilities in payment systems, but have chosen to ignore them, experts say.

Data loss detection tool mines the ephemeral world of 'pastes'

Thousands of email addresses are leaked every day on Pastebin unknown to most users

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Cloud security: We're asking the wrong questions

The outcry over celebrity nudes blames a new scapegoat -- the cloud -- for our security woes, but underlying causes run deeper

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Hollywood or Home Depot: Whose breach is better?

Trick question, but odds are you were too busy leering at exposed celebs to notice yet another massive security hack

Configuration errors lead to HealthCare.gov breach

HHS says an attacker gained access to the HealthCare.gov server, but no personal information was compromised

Nude photos, phone records, NSA data offer essential lessons for admins

Whether via Apple's iCloud, the DEA, or the NSA, data is leaking everywhere -- can anyone avoid exposure?

Apple iCloud backup quirk could have allowed hackers to access 'deleted' files

iCloud on iOS secretly keeps last three backups, says Check Point Software researcher

Why you don't need long, complex passwords

These days, hackers steal passwords wholesale, not one by one, which is why you can ignore outdated password practices

Netcore, Netis routers at serious risk from hardcoded passwords

More than two million of the devices on the Internet may be vulnerable to hackers monitoring their Internet traffic, Trend Micro says

Fear the golden ticket attack!

Be afraid of the golden ticket attack -- if malicious hackers can create the tickets, they can wreak whatever havoc they please

How hackers used Google to steal corporate data

Attackers used Google Developers and public DNS to disguise traffic between the malware and command-and-control servers

15 new vulnerabilities reported during router hacking contest

Five popular router models were hacked during the SOHOpelessly Broken competition at DefCon 22

Study finds firmware plagued by poor encryption and backdoors

Firmware within the 'Internet of things' could pose opportunities for hackers, researchers find

McAfee sideshow eclipses Defcon's real security breakthroughs

The security pioneer's appearance at Defcon highlighted the best and worst impulses of the hacker community

On sale: False sense of Internet security, for the low, low price of $120

Is your name among the stash of 1.2 billion stolen passwords? An Internet security firm can tell you -- for pennies per day!

Network-attached storage devices more vulnerable than home routers

A security review found serious vulnerabilities in 10 popular NAS systems from multiple manufacturers

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