Hospitals could be doing more to prevent cyber attacks

Mar 29, 2016
Expert says too often hospitals beef up security after an attack.
A patient lies in his hospital room with an EKG on a bedside workstation at the Indiana Heart Hospital.
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In the cloud, you are the weakest link

Sep 2, 2014
The celebrity pictures hack has everyone a-twitter about the safety of the cloud. But the chances are, you're the problem.
A customer tries out the new Apple iPhone 5C at the Berlin Apple Store.
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Hacking the doors of the future

Aug 13, 2013
"Smart homes" that can be unlocked by smart phones are around the corner, but so are hacks that will unlock the front door.

Hacker reveals vulnerable global Internet

Mar 25, 2013
An anonymous researcher has found that all sorts of devices connected to the Internet are protected only by the easy-to-guess default passwords that the equipment came with when new.

It's Patch Tuesday! Party time!

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Mar 11, 2013
For IT professionals, Microsoft has invented a holiday -- of sorts. The second Tuesday of every month is the day Microsoft releases the latest batch of security patches for it's software: Patch Tuesday. This week, the company has more than…

Companies look to make 'big data' into safe data

Mar 4, 2013
At the RSA computer security conference in San Francisco last week, a key theme was not what companies can and should do with customer data, but what crooks might do with it if they hacked in.

What the Apple-Samsung verdict means for your apps

Aug 28, 2012
How the jury's decision in the patent infringement case could change things for app developers.

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Visa cardholders hit by data breach, blackout

Apr 2, 2012
Visa has dropped card processor Global Payments after a big data breach on Friday. It compromised the credit card information of more than a million cardholders.

Pentagon talks about the 2008 hack that redefined U.S. cyber policy

Aug 26, 2010
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III writes in the latest issue of Foreign Policy about the 2008 hack into a military laptop he...