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Free ways to protect against identity theft

Credit-reporting agencies, banks, and credit-card companies provide free services that help their customers detect, prevent, and recover from identity thieves.

By 7 March 2013

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How to prevent identity theft

Awareness is the most important aspect of any computer-security scheme, so monitor all your online and financial accounts--and change your password regularly.

By 14 September 2011

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FCC: Marriott blocked guests' personal Wi-Fi, charged for Net access

Federal Communications Commission fines Marriott $600,000 after deciding it illegally interfered with conventiongoers' hot spots in Nashville. Marriott says it did nothing wrong.

By 5 October 2014

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Qualcomm: Snapdragon makes for more secure smartphone kill switch

The chipmaker says its Snapdragon processors are an important element to creating secure methods of rendering mobile devices bricks if stolen.

By 16 September 2014

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Researchers find data leaks in Instagram, Grindr, OoVoo and more

Private messaging isn't so private, say University of New Haven researchers who found Android apps transmitting and storing unencrypted images, chats, screenshots and even passwords.

By 9 September 2014

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JPMorgan hackers altered, deleted bank records, says report

Investigation into attack on JPMorgan Chase may have expanded to seven of the world's top banks, amid a report that hackers altered records.

By 29 August 2014

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The metadata debate: What you need to know about data retention

Australia's security chief is "not quite sure" why data retention is an issue, while the former head of the CIA says "we kill people based on metadata". So what is the truth behind data retention, and why does it matter?

By 13 August 2014

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Hackers nab 1.2B passwords in colossal breach, says security firm

Russian gang hacks into more than 420,000 web and FTP sites, amassing username and password combinations and millions of email addresses, company says.

By 6 August 2014

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Catch of the Day's three-year silence proves need for disclosure laws

As a major data breach once again makes headlines, Australia is debating new legislation that could make disclosure of hacks mandatory.

By 23 July 2014

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Senate panel approves data-sharing cybersecurity bill

A Senate committee gives the nod to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, which would make it easier for companies and the government to share data during cyberattacks.

By 9 July 2014