Mass telecommuting is an opportunity for hackers

Mar 16, 2020
As more people work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, the bad guys are out. Even if your laptop is secure, your home network might not be.
As more people work from home during the coronavirus pandemic, they're more vulnerable to being hacked.
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Ever wondered what the dark web looks like?

Jan 2, 2019
A cybersecurity researcher gave us a guided tour.
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Iran hackers hunt nuclear workers, US targets

Dec 13, 2018
The AP drew on data gathered by the London-based cybersecurity group Certfa.
Cyber attacks like the SolarWinds hack are increasingly common because it's hard for companies and governments to verify the security of every company they work with.
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FBI warns of sophisticated attack on ATMs

Aug 14, 2018
The website Krebs on Security reports that on Friday, the FBI sent banks around the country an alert. It said cyber criminals were preparing to a launch a global fraud scheme known as an “ATM cashout.” Small- and medium-sized banks appear most vulnerable to these kind of ATM attacks. Click the audio player above to […]
A man takes out Euro banknotes from an automated teller machine. 
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What to do when a couple of security flaws are affecting almost every computer in the world

Jan 4, 2018
An analyst walks us through the Meltdown and Spectre bugs.
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A new form of ID theft: account takeover

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Aug 21, 2017
Thieves are now hijacking phones, bank accounts, even 401(k)s.
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Here's why some of you couldn't get on Twitter today

Oct 21, 2016
Twitter, Spotify, and PayPal weren't actually the target of a DDoS attack today.
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The dangerous world of the Internet of Things

Sep 30, 2016
Everything's connected to the Internet. Which can be scary.
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Full interview: Matthew Keys, journalist convicted in hacking case

Apr 15, 2016
Keys got two years for violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, stemming from a hack of the LA Times website.