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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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Seagate NAS hack should scare us all

An under-the-radar news story proves that computers are far from the only devices prey to attack

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A single ransomware network has pulled in $121 million

A ransomware author was able to collect $121 million in ransomware payments during the first half of this year

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Why quantum computing has the cybersecurity world white-knuckled

'There is a pending lethal attack, and the clock is ticking,' a new report warns

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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 You should be, but the risk lies in outdated technology and untrained bureaucrats, not voter fraud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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Romanian hacker Guccifer sentenced to 52 months in U.S. prison

Lazar reportedly hacked a member of the Bush family and a former secretary of state

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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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How to keep viral memes from spreading malware in your enterprise

Stop! Infected Pokemon Go, games and memes are spreading malware

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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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Real-life examples test whether you are prepared for a cyberattack

These tabletop exercises will update your response plan for live action

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New collision attacks against triple-DES, Blowfish break HTTPS sessions

Legacy ciphers such as triple-DES and Blowfish are vulnerable to Sweet32 attacks, which let attackers decrypt HTTPS sessions even without the encryption key

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A deeper look at business impact of a cyberattack

Hidden costs can amount to 90% of the total business impact on an organization, and will most likely be experienced two years or more after the event

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Cerber ransomware earns $2.3M with 0.3% response rate

The fast-growing Cerber ransomware uses an affiliate distribution model that recruits non-technical customers, according to a new report by Check Point

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Hackers are targeting the Rio Olympics, so watch out for these cyberthreats

Cyberthreats will escalate over the coming weeks and could creep into your inbox or websites you visit. Cyberterrorists and hacktivists could also try to disrupt the event

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Feds shut down tech support scammers, freeze assets

Scammers duped consumers out of millions using pop-up messages generated in search results on PCs and Macs

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