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Last Year’s Cyber Attack on Target Has Affected 1,000+ Businesses

Last Year’s Cyber Attack on Target Has Affected 1,000+ Businesses

More than 1,000 American businesses have been affected by the cyberattack that hit the in-store cash register systems at Target, Supervalu and most recently UPS Stores. The attacks are much more pervasive than previously reported, and hackers are pilfering the data of millions of payment cards from American consumers ...

Secret, the Anonymous Messaging App, Isn’t Very Secret After All

Secret, the Anonymous Messaging App, Isn’t Very Secret After All

“This is the third girl I’ve dated in three weeks, and none of them know about each other.” “I’m late. I don’t know how to tell my husband. Especially since he had a vasectomy.”  “Is Lucy the cutest dog?” These are recent posts on the mobile confessional app Secret, posts which typically veer toward the ...

Before Selling an Android Phone, Make Sure You Encrypt its Data

Before Selling an Android Phone, Make Sure You Encrypt its Data

If you're putting your Android phone or tablet up for sale on eBay, then a factory reset might not be enough to destroy all of the data on it. On some devices, the files and photos on your phone aren't actually erased—just the references and file structure around them. With a few hacking tools, anyone can scrape some of ...

Gmail Can Be Successfully Hacked 92 Percent of the Time, According to Researchers

Gmail Can Be Successfully Hacked 92 Percent of the Time, According to Researchers

Researchers at the University of California Riverside Bourns College of Engineering and the University of Michigan have identified a weakness they believe to exist across Android, Windows, and iOS operating systems that could allow malicious apps to obtain personal information. Although it was tested only on an Android ...

A Security Flaw in Mobile Apps Could Cost You a Fortune on Your Phone Bill

A Security Flaw in Mobile Apps Could Cost You a Fortune on Your Phone Bill

A security precaution skipped in mobile applications such as Facebook’s Messenger could be abused to make an expensive phone call at a victim’s expense, a developer contends. Phone numbers often appear as links on a mobile device. That is possible by using a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) scheme called ”tel” to ...

Researchers Discover Way to Pair Malware With Legitimate Downloads

Researchers Discover Way to Pair Malware With Legitimate Downloads

A team of researchers from Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany, has created a new kind of cyber attack where malicious code is able to be sent in parallel with a legitimate software download without modifying any code. The new attack binds the malware to free and open source software, because there are fewer code signing and ...

51 UPS Stores Suffer Data Breach Due to System Malware

51 UPS Stores Suffer Data Breach Due to System Malware

UPS Store Inc., a unit of United Parcel Service, warned of a potential data breach at 51 of its franchised center locations in 24 states across the United States. There was no evidence of fraud arising from the incident, the company said. UPS Store said customers who used a credit or debit card at the stores between Jan. 20 ...

The FBI is Looking Into the Russian Password Theft

The FBI is Looking Into the Russian Password Theft

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating a report by a U.S. cybersecurity firm that it uncovered some 1.2 billion Internet logins and passwords amassed by a Russian crime ring, the largest known collection of such stolen data. Hold Security of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, disclosed earlier this month that it had ...

A Swedish Company is Securing Our Bank Accounts With Typing Recognition

A Swedish Company is Securing Our Bank Accounts With Typing Recognition

Password theft is an ongoing problem. Finger print and voice recognition is still years away. What’s a bank to do if it wants to verify the thousands of customers using its mobile app? One way is their behavior — or at least their typing behavior. Banks in Europe’s Nordic region have begun rolling out a new kind of ...

Shelly Palmer Talks About Recent Twitter Changes on Good Day Wake Up

Shelly Palmer Talks About Recent Twitter Changes on Good Day Wake Up

Shelly Palmer chats with Juliet Huddy and Ben Simmoneau on Fox 5's Good Day Wake Up about recent Twitter changes. ...