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Were You a Victim of the Target Hack?

Were you one of the 110 million victims of the Target security breach in 2013? If so, you could be eligible for up to $10,000 in compensation.

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Tags: Hack, Target

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11 Million Medical and Financial Records Compromised

A major security breach was disclosed today by the health care services giant, Premera Blue Cross, that put the financial and medical records of its 11 million-customer database at risk.

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Tags: Hack, Cyber Security, China, Premera Blue Cross,

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What Fixing OpenSSL Means for You

The lay person may see the term “OpenSSL” and wonder what it means, but to most of the web giants, it basically means everything, and it is getting a much needed security update in order to plug some pretty monstrous sinkholes.

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Tags: Heartbleed, OpenSSL, SSL

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Security Problem with New USB-C

USB-C, the new USB standard, has arrived thanks to the new Mac and Chrome laptops. It will be used to connect devices to computers and charge all kinds of things. As great as that sounds though, there is a huge danger with USB-C.

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Tags: Malware, USB, USB-C

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Getting Rid CryptoWall 3.0

We reported yesterday that ransomware is back with CryptoWall 3.0. Now we know how to beat it.

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Tags: Malware, hack, CryptoWall

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The Return of Ransomware

After IT security specialists thought they had a handle on it, the infamous ransomware CryptoWall, the descendant of Cryprolocker, has returned, and it's tougher than ever.

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Tags: Ransomware, Malware, Hack, Cryptolocker, CryptoWall, TOR, I2P

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Don't Run this Week's Microsoft Update

Are you a Windows 7 user? If so and you haven't applied the latest Microsoft update... DON'T!

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Tags: Microsoft, Windows 7

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