The reality of a massive security breach

Jul 30, 2019
A statistician breaks down what's behind the big, scary numbers.
The Capital One headquarters as seen in 2006 in Mclean, Virginia.
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Google Plus users exposed to security vulnerability

Oct 9, 2018
A software glitch left private data of more than 496,000 users of the social media network open to potential misuse.
Google's European headquarters in Dublin in 2010.

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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The largest data breach in history was bigger than we thought

Oct 5, 2017
All Yahoo accounts created before 2013 have been hacked.
The Yahoo logo is displayed in front of the Yahoo headquarters on July 2012 in Sunnyvale, California.
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How the Equifax hack could have been avoided

Sep 18, 2017
The breach might have been stopped with a system update. But it won't be the last big hack.
Internet security firms sometimes “spend weeks in sort of all-out war with hackers,” Lily Hay Newman says.
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Chipotle's data breach affects customers nationwide

May 29, 2017
The stolen data can be used to clone credit cards.
Online orders account for almost a fifth of sales at Chipotle. Above, the restaurant's workers fill orders.
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Password breach renews focus on authentication

Aug 7, 2014
What does the future hold for passwords after another breach?
A Facebook login page. Terms of Services agreements for such services have received renewed recent attention.
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Goodbye Norton anti-virus software

May 5, 2014
The demise of anti-virus software.
A customer walks past anti-virus software at an Office Max store in Miami, Florida. Senior vice president of Symantec Information Security Brian Dye said in the Wall Street Journal that anti-virus software is "dead."
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