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6 lessons learned about the scariest security threats

These hard-earned lessons of a longtime IT security pro may save you from the fallout of advanced persistent threats

Edward Snowden has stripped us of all illusion about our digital world

There can no longer be an illusion that our information is private or used only for good purposes


How to stay one step ahead of phishing attacks

Phishers are upping their game, so end-users need to respond accordingly

Crooks 'stole' Experian data the old-fashioned way: They bought it

Credit bureau sold personal data from half a million users to fraudster posing as a P.I. who then resold data on the black market

Your Facebook friends may be evil bots

Computer scientists have unleashed hordes of humanlike social bots to infiltrate Facebook -- and they're awfully effective

Java scam: How Oracle and Ask profit from sneaky add-ons

Every time users update Java, traps in the program try to trick them into installing useless toolbars and add-ons

The 5 cyber attacks you're most likely to face

Don't be distracted by the exploit of the week. Invest your time and money defending against the threats you're apt to confront

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