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August 19, 2016
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Some powerful espionage tools created by the National Security Agency’s elite group of hackers have been revealed by hackers known as the “Shadow Brokers.” The hack could have severe consequences for the spy agency’s operations and the security of government and corporate computers. Hacking tools Epicbanana, Buzzdirection and Egregiousblunder were among 300 megabytes of information, including several “exploits,” or tools for taking control of firewalls. The hackers group said it would make a new batch of...

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August 16, 2016
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It doesn’t matter how much of a morning person you are: No one enjoys answering an unexpected knock on the door at 7 a.m., let alone from someone you don’t know. Now imagine the stranger is there to tell you you’re being sued over a debt that isn’t yours. That’s a rough way to start the day.

For Rich Snapp, that was the morning of Sept. 16, 2015. It was a bad Wednesday, but it was just the beginning of a bizarre and...

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August 15, 2016
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By Contance Brinkley-Badgett

What if someone told you that you could use some of the words from your all-time favorite song as your password? Not only that, but that it could actually be as effective as some difficult-to-remember imbroglio like Ge0rg34m@gr!|| — you know, something like what your IT department sends you as a start-up password.

Would you...

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August 12, 2016
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By Jill Krasny

Sometimes searching for a rental home on Craigslist can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. And identity thieves have allegedly found a way to throw a monkey wrench into the process.

According to one Reddit user, fraudsters are using the online classifieds...

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August 12, 2016
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More than 300,000 cash registers sold by Oracle around the world are affected by a data breach in its retail unit, which appears to have been orchestrated by Russian cyber crime group the Carbanak Gang. The MICROS customer support portal was communicating with a server known to have been used by the hacking group, part of a Russian cyber crime syndicate suspected of stealing more than $1 billion from retailers, hotels and banks. Any password used by a MICROS representative for any...

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August 10, 2016
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Picture this: The car is full. You’re navigating by the side mirrors while doing a mental inventory of everything you packed and wondering if you are going to make it to the realtor’s office in time to pick up the keys for your vacation rental. You have absolutely no idea what the kids are doing in the back seat.

Now forget the massive distraction of that summer road trip and consider the bigger picture. It doesn’t matter how old or worldly...

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