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Tech companies look to stay ahead of hackers

Jul 9, 2013
Intellectual property accounts for about 35 percent of U.S. GDP. But hackers, many of them in foreign countries, are working harder than ever to steal it.
Posted In: intellectual property, hacking, cybersecurity

Good hack, bad hack: A cybersecurity camp teaches the ethics of hacking

Jul 2, 2013
Engineers like to take things apart to learn how they work. When applied to computer networks, the urge can increasingly get young techies in trouble.
Posted In: hacking, hackers, hacktivism, cybersecurity

Vobfus and Beebone: Two computer viruses team up to infect computers

Jul 2, 2013
Computer viruses are bad enough, but what happens when they start cooperating to ruin your digital life?
Posted In: computer virus, hacking

Hacking away at summer camp

Jun 28, 2013
The online security firm ESET runs a camp for young hackers that encourages them to use their skills for good, not evil.
Posted In: hacking, kids

Default iOS hotspot passwords hacked in less than a minute

Jun 24, 2013
A group of German researchers has found a security problem in Apple's Internet hotspots for mobile devices. Turns out, they can be easily hacked.
Posted In: apple, ios, hacking

1900s rural farmers: The original hackers?

Jun 19, 2013
As far back as the early 1900s, rural farmers and ranchers -- or you could call them hackers -- set up their own phone lines themselves.
Posted In: hackers, hacking, telecom

Is your computer part of a botnet? It's hard to tell

Jun 7, 2013
Microsoft worked with law enforcement this week to shutdown a massive network of computers being used by criminals called a botnet. What is a botnet? And could you be part of one?
Posted In: Microsoft, hacking, cybercrime

Congress considers hacker tactics to fight against cyber criminals

May 29, 2013
How should the U.S. government and companies protect themselves against hackers? One answer is to hack right back.
Posted In: cybersecurity, cybercrime, China, hacking

Are Chinese hackers targeting U.S. weapons systems?

May 28, 2013
Two dozen U.S. military weapons systems have been compromised by Chinese hackers, according to the Washington Post.
Posted In: hackers, hacking, China, military

Twitter launches two-step login to stem hacking

May 24, 2013
Twitter is launching a new extra layer of security, but will it stop hackers?
Posted In: Twitter, hackers, hacking

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