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Top 5: Anti-theft technologies

Brian Cooley runs down the top 5 anti-theft technologies keeping your car from getting stolen.

By July 7, 2014

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IP theft commission wants to use malware to catch pirates

The Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property has submitted a report to the US Congress proposing anti-piracy measures and is considering the government-sanctioned use of ransomware.

By May 27, 2013

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Anti-theft options for Mac portables

Mac portables have always been attractive to thieves, and can be sold quickly on eBay or other sites. Over the years, many users have inquired about the best ways to secure their laptops. Although there are many solutions for users to consider, here are a

By December 11, 2008

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SF district attorney thinks of smartphone theft differently after leading SFPD

Q&A: CNET met with San Francisco D.A. George Gascon to talk about his push for a smartphone anti-theft bill, which is likely headed to a Thursday vote in California's state senate.

By April 24, 2014

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2015 Subaru WRX STI: New take on everyone's favorite daily rally car! (CNET On Cars, Episode 45)

The new WRX STI may be the most technically capable car in the world that you can (probably) afford. Car theft is on the decline thanks to technology, and we explain the mystical science of limited-slip differentials.

By July 4, 2014

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California shoots down 'kill switch' legislation for smartphones

Legislators rejected a bill requiring device makers like Apple to include antitheft software on smartphones sold in the state. Their reason: It would be bad for business.

By April 24, 2014

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Smartphone industry commits to antitheft measures amid calls for 'kill switch'

The New York Attorney General and San Francisco District Attorney applaud the move, but say it falls short of their goal of having antitheft measures enabled by default on all devices.

By April 15, 2014

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Home Depot victim of same malware that hit Target -- researcher

A credit card hack allegedly uncovered at Home Depot reportedly used a variant of the same malware that affected Target customers last year, says security researcher Brian Krebs.

By September 8, 2014

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Smartphone kill switch could save US consumers $3.4B, study says

If kill switches became standard in all phones, consumers could save big on replacement phones and insurance coverage, according to a researcher from Creighton University.

By July 29, 2014

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California Senate approves smartphone ‘kill-switch’ bill

After failing in the state Senate two weeks ago, a bill requiring that device makers include antitheft software on phones sold in the state passes muster.

By May 8, 2014