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  • How to deal with the Russian cyber theft

     How to deal with the Russian cyber theft
    In a small city in south central Russia, a gang of computer criminals has amassed a huge cache of stolen Internet credentials. They've swiped a mind-boggling 1.2 billion user name and password combinations, The New York Times reports. And more than 500...
  • Stopping cyberattacks likened to a war and experts say the crooks are winning so far

    SAN JOSE, Calif. After last week's stunning revelation that Russian crooks had stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords, the biggest breach on record, experts say making the Internet more secure will take a huge global effort bolstering website...
  • Stopping cyber attacks likened to a war, and experts say the crooks are winning so far

    Following this week's stunning revelation that Russian crooks have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords, the biggest breach on record, experts say making the Internet more secure will take a massive global effort everything from bolstering...
  • Massive data breach reported: monitor your accounts and change your passwords

    I just changed the passwords on a bunch of my banking, financial, social media and email accounts. Here's why you should consider doing that, too. A cybersecurity firm said it has uncovered about 1.2 billion Internet logins and passwords and more than 500...
  • Rachel Marsden: Separating cybersecurity hype from reality

    LAS VEGAS -- The big players in the global information-security industry are intermingling with computer hackers this week at the annual Black Hat conference in Las Vegas. Even Chris Inglis, who stepped down as the deputy director of the National Security...
  • Local man's Internet-privacy invention draws big interest

    Local man's Internet-privacy invention draws big interest
    Thanks to an unusually successful Kickstarter campaign, a Lake County entrepreneur is moving ahead with plans to market an Internet-privacy device that has drawn supporters from around the world. Eric Delisle, 43, raised $100,600 in four weeks for his...
  • Computer hackers target police chief over handling of Missouri shooting

    FERGUSON, Mo. The Internet crashed at City Hall here on Tuesday morning. Ferguson's website went dark. The phones died. City officials didn't say what happened only that a flood of traffic aimed at the city hall website "just kept coming." But an...
  • Austrian data activist's suit against Facebook gets 25,000 plaintiffs

    Austrian data activist's suit against Facebook gets 25,000 plaintiffs
    VIENNA (Reuters) - Data protection activists challenging Facebook in a Vienna court said on Wednesday they had closed the list of plaintiffs after 25,000 people joined a campaign alleging that the social media giant had violated users' privacy. "We hoped...
  • John McAfee speaks at hacker conference, unveils complaint website

    John McAfee speaks at hacker conference, unveils complaint website
    John McAfee, the flamboyant anti-virus software industry pioneer, made a surprise appearance at a computer hackers' conference on Friday evening, where he unveiled a new website to give people a place online to vent their anger. The one-time millionaire...
  • Google giving higher search value to sites that use encryption

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. One of the world's most powerful Internet companies is using its leverage to prod other websites into adopting a key safeguard against malicious hackers who try to steal Internet users' passwords or eavesdrop on their online...
  • After CIA gets secret whistleblower email, Congress worries about more spying

    WASHINGTON The CIA obtained a confidential email to Congress about alleged whistleblower retaliation related to the Senate's classified report on the agency's harsh interrogation program, triggering fears that the CIA has been intercepting the...