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Emergency Patch for Internet Explorer

Even though Microsoft's Patch Tuesday was last week, the software giant released an emergency update for the Microsoft web browser, Internet Explorer, this week.The security flaw it fixes is in all versions of IE from 7 to 11.

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Tags: Microsoft, Internet Explorer

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What is Synthetic Identity Theft?

Take a true piece of personal information and add in some false info and what do you get? Synthetic identity theft. It's new and it's on the rise.

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Tags: Synthetic Identity Theft

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Hacker Tax Fraud Much Bigger Than Previously Thought

Around the due date for filing taxes, it was reported that about 110,000 Americans had fallen victim to identity theft and had their tax returns stolen. The IRS has corrected that number, and it's three times higher.

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Tags: IRS

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Who's spying on you and what can you do about it?

Everyone knows the NSA is spying on us, but who else is snooping on our online activity? And is there anything we can do about it?

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Tags: Google, Apple, Android, Tor, NSA, Gmail, Dropbox,

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US Admits Do Not Fly Lists are a Guess

The US's no-fly list isn't based on collected data. It's more of a hunch.

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How to Recover Cyberheisted Money

All it takes is a percentage of the stolen funds, a bit of intercontinental airline travel and a carton of cigarettes.

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Tags: Hack

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You Can't: Oracle's Misplaced Rant

Oracle's CSO recently posted a blog piece berating people for finding and reporting bugs in their code. It was subsequently removed, but not before it was cached, giving plenty of people to voice their opinions on the matter.

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Tags: Oracle

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