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  • Opinion: Lucky Supermarkets Of California Finds Tampered Card Readers

    If you shop at any of the Lucky Supermarkets in California, you may want to check your bank card accounts. On November 23, 2011, Lucky notified customers that the company had found compromised credit/debit card readers in twenty of their stores.

  • Opinion: Researchers Crack Blu-Ray Encryption With Cheap Hardware

    How much does it cost to crack Blu-ray encryption? Not much, apparently: Researchers at the Secure Hardware Group of Germany's Ruhr University of Bochum (RUB) have cracked Intel's encryption protocol protecting Blu-ray discs and other HD media using a $267 custom board.

  • Opinion: Finally, Some Privacy! Cool LCD Monitor Hack Helps Keep Your Secrets

    Prying eyes at work? Want some privacy at home? If you have had enough of others peering over your shoulder, looking at your computer screen and judging you for looking at Facebook, LOLcats, or an um, "inappropriate" website, hack yourself a privacy monitor. For little up-front cost, you can have a computer monitor that, along with special glasses, allows only you to see what's on the screen. Everyone else will just see a white blank screen.

  • Opinion: 5 Tips To Shop Safe On Cyber Monday

    Cyber Monday holiday shoppers beware -- scammers can be lurking with bogus websites and fake emails to separate you from your money or even your identity.

  • Opinion: Some Malls Tracking Shoppers Through Their Cell Phones This Holiday Season

    For some mall shoppers, Black Friday has become Track Friday.

  • Opinion: Black Friday: Update Your Parents' Browser Day?

    Here's a family-friendly holiday idea from The Atlantic: Rather than shop on Black Friday, upgrade your technophobic parents' ancient Web browser.

  • Opinion: 'Web cookies are good!' says Google and the Citizens Advice Bureau

    Google wants everyone to feel good about sharing web cookies and IP addresses. And the Citizens Advice Bureau is happy to sing along.

  • Opinion: The Cloud, Day 10: Storing Data in the Cloud

    Aside from email, one of the most known and widely used “cloud” services is data storage. As I continue my 30 Days With the Cloud journey, I have a wide choice of online storage options to choose from. Today I will take a look at some of them, and some of the pros and cons of using cloud storage at all.

  • Opinion: Mobile Malware Crisis? Not So Fast

    There's been a flurry of coverage of mobile malware over the past few days, including two separate reports declaring both 2011 and 2012 "the year of mobile malware."

  • Opinion: How Safe is WPA2-Secured WiFi?

    Darryl Boyett asked if his home WiFi connection, which uses WPA2 protection, is safe enough for online banking.

  • Opinion: 123456: The Worst Passwords of 2011

    Internet users never learn. No matter how many times we hear about obvious, hackable passwords, people keep using them. And the situation doesn't seem to be getting better.

  • Opinion: Facebook to Porn Spammers: We Know Who You Are

    Facebook says it knows who was behind the massive spam attack on the social network this week--although it isn't naming them--and it intends to take legal action against them.

  • Opinion: Android Malware Has Surged 472 Percent Since July

    Android users take note: Researchers have found a whopping 472 percent increase in Android malware samples since this summer. The free-for-all Android Market has seen a striking increase in the volume of attacks since July, according to research from Juniper Networks, as attackers continue to become more sophisticated in the malware they write.

  • Opinion: CyanogenMod 9 Coming Soon, Will Bring Tasty Hacking to Ice Cream Sandwich

    Steve Kondik, aka Cyanogen of the CyanogenMod team, teased a bit of news over Twitter that they are working to add Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich support to CyanogenMod 9, which should come out in January. The team's announcement comes hot off the heels of Google releasing the source code for Android version 4.0.

  • Opinion: Facebook Porn Spam Attack: How to Protect Yourself

    Many Facebook users have been inundated with pornographic spam in their newsfeeds as part of a malware campaign targeting the social network. The company told the BBC it has identified the culprit and vulnerability that was exploited, but is asking users to stay vigilant.

  • Opinion: Attackers Get Sneakier With Encrypted Malware

    Malware just got sneaky! Well, sneakier, that is. Attackers in Brazil have found a way to sneak around antivirus programs by using cryptography.

  • Opinion: Five Tips to Avoid Malware in Mobile Apps

    Smartphones and tablets are evolving from niche luxury devices to mainstream consumer gadgets. As mobile devices become a ubiquitous part of the mainstream culture, malware developers are paying attention and are anxious to exploit the fertile new territory.

  • Opinion: Spam Researchers Help Bust Global Cybercrime Ring

    When law enforcement authorities took down this week an international ring of Internet grifters who allegedly scammed more than $14 million from their victims, a key element of their crackdown was a spam database maintained by the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

  • Opinion: Privacy: Will Facebook Ever Get It?

    With Facebook reportedly close to cutting a deal with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over privacy sins dating back to 2009, the question remains whether or not the social network's brain trust really gets the privacy issue.

  • Opinion: Steam Gets Hacked: Here's How To Keep Safe

    If you're a gamer who plays titles that use the Steam platform from Valve, you may want to keep a close eye on your personal data.



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