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Staples Security Potentially Breached

If you've recently shopped at Staples, you might want to check your credit and debit card statements. Several banks have noticed patterns of credit and debit card fraud pointing to a data breach at a number of Staples stores.

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Tags: Security, Malware, Hack

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Kmart Hacked

Kmart announced that its IT team discovered that their store payment system had been infected with malware designed to steal confidential information since September. According to the statement released on their website, debit and credit card numbers were compromised.

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Tags: Malware, Hack, hack, Cyber Security, National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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AT&T and Dairy Queen Compromised

AT&T and Dairy Queen are the latest companies to announce news of electronic security breaches.

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Tags: Network Security & Monitoring, Malware, hack, Cyber Security

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Did you know that since 2004, October has been designated by the Department of Homeland Security as National Cyber Security Awareness Month? NCSAM is sponsored by the National Cyber Security Division of the DHS along with the National Cyber Security Alliance. During the month, these organizations reach out to private and public entities as well as international organizations to educate as many people as possible about cyber threats and let people know how to stay secure online. Here's what's planned for the month.

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Tags: Network Security & Monitoring, Cyber Security, National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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Latest Hack Victims are JP Morgan and Jimmy Johns

You can't go a week lately without hearing about a major cyberthreat lately. Recently it was Bash or Heartbleed, a few weeks ago it was reported that Russian Hackers collected 1.2 billion usernames and passwords and before that it was UPS and Target. New to the list: Jimmy John's and JP Morgan Chase.

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Tags: Security, Malware, Hack, Bash, Heartbleed, Shellshock, Cyber Security

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Bash - Worse than Heartbleed

Also called Shellshock, a new flaw has been discovered in the Unix Bash shell, and it's been around, undetected and unknown for years. This problem is said to be worse and more pervasive than the Heartbleed Bug.

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Tags: Bash, Heartbleed, Shellshock, OS X, Apple, Linux, hack

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Should I get PC or Mac Computers for My Business?

While PC's and Macs aren't the only operating systems available on business computers (Linux and Chrome being the other big ones), they hold the lion's share of the computer market. So which operating system is best for your business?

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Tags: Windows, Apple, Mac, PC