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  • What you need to know about the Gmail password compromise

    There's no need to panic about the nearly five million compromised Gmail passwords that appeared in a Russian Bitcoin security forum this week, according to Google.

  • Hackers compromised nearly 5M Gmail passwords

    Security experts are urging Gmail users to change their passwords amid reports that hackers gained access to the credentials of 5 million users of the free email service. Some password combinations have been spotted on Russian cybercrime forums.

  • Home Depot confirms breach

    After nearly a week of investigation, Home Depot on Monday confirmed that intruders had indeed broken into its payment networks and accessed credit and debit card data belonging to an unspecified number of customers who shopped at its U.S. and Canadian stores.

  • Hackers exploit critical vulnerability in popular WordPress theme component

    Attackers are actively exploiting a critical vulnerability in a WordPress plug-in that's used by a large number of themes, researchers from two security companies warned Wednesday.

  • Data shows Home Depot breach could be largest ever

    It looks like Home Depot may have earned the dubious distinction of being responsible for the biggest compromise ever involving credit and debit card data.

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  • 11 sure signs you've been hacked

    In today's threatscape, antivirus software provides little piece of mind. In fact, antimalware scanners on the whole are horrifically inaccurate, especially with exploits less than 24 hours old. After all, malicious hackers and malware can change their tactics at will. Swap a few bytes around, and a previously recognized malware program becomes unrecognizable.

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    'HoneyDocs' lays irresistible bait for hackers

    Police in Austin, Texas, set up sting operations with cars they have under surveillance, watching for thieves to break into them. Marcus J. Carey's Web service, HoneyDocs -- born in the same city -- uses the same concept, only with computer files.

  • Unseen, all-out cyber war on the US has begun

    Security pros and government officials warn of a possible cyber 9/11 involving banks, utilities, other companies, or the Internet

  • Opinion: The Petraeus scandal and computer ethics

    Last week Gen. David Petraeus, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, resigned in response to what has turned out to be a much bigger scandal than it first appeared.

  • Investigations: Merge ahead

    Not long ago, the legal department at a financial services company in New York got a phone call from a hospital in London. The query: Why are you hacking us? With two known IP addresses, it wasn't difficult for the financial firm's information security staff to go back through the logs looking for traffic between the two organizations. And with the traffic identified, locating the computer from which the hacks were taking place didn't take long, either. The culprit: an individual who-as their human resources records soon confirmed-had formerly worked at that very hospital.