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Google Pays for Flaws

A security update has been released for Google Chrome that patches several security issues and the discoverers of the security issues are getting paid.

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Tags: Update, Chrome

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OPM Breach Worse Than First Thought

The initial report said that China had stolen the information of 4.2 million federal employees in the OPM hack. Turns out it's worse than that. Almost four-and-a-half times worse.

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Tags: Hack, China

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Spy Agencies Reverse Engineering Antivirus Software

The NSA and its UK counterpart, GCHQ, have been reverse engineering antivirus and other software in order to further their spying activities, according to documents released by Edward Snowden.

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Tags: NSA, Edward Snowden, Kaspersky, GCHQ

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No More Passwords?

Stolen passwords are a leading cause of compromised information. Can you imagine a day when you'll no longer need a password to access everything?

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Tags: Password

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Unmasking Hackers

It's extremely difficult to bring a hacker to justice, especially if they're in a foreign country. First you need to identify who the hacker is, and that is a whole different, complicated task.

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Tags: Hack, Cyber Security

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Federal Employees Confused By Emails

Are the emails claiming to be from the government that were sent to federal employees affected by China's cyberattack on the OPM real, or are they a phishing scam?

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Tags: Hack, China, Phishing

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Microsoft Anti-Surveillance Website Hacked

The issue of the government's rights to spy on ordinary citizens has been a big one since the Snowden leaks a few years ago. Microsoft made their stance known via a website that got hacked recently.

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Tags: Microsoft, Hack, WordPress