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New credit cards aim to protect consumers, banks from hackers

A chip implanted in new cards is designed to stop cybercrime. Starting Thursday, stores that haven't upgraded their card-reading terminals will be on the hook for fraudulent charges.

By September 30, 2015


Your identity is sold for $1 in the Dark Web

If you or your company is a victim of a cyberattack, where does this stolen data go, and to what purpose?

By September 23, 2015


Extra sneaky Hammertoss malware acts just like you on your computer

Security company FireEye says a Russia-sponsored group uses malware that mimics normal computer use while stealing sensitive files.

By July 29, 2015


'Darkode' goes dark: Police shut down infamous cybercrime marketplace

The forum was used by cybercriminals to buy and sell malicious software, stolen data and more. It was, says an official, the "most sophisticated English-speaking forum for criminal computer hackers in the world."

By July 15, 2015


Google hit with antitrust complaint over banned privacy app

App maker Disconnect accuses Google of abusing its "dominant position" in a complaint filed with the European Union.

By June 2, 2015


Microsoft aims to get tough on security with its Edge browser

The software giant is building tighter security into its browser designed specifically for the upcoming Windows 10.

By May 12, 2015


Mobile security mostly a nonissue at the moment, Verizon says

There's not much of a need to fret about mobile security given that cybercriminals still have plenty of easy marks to hit, according to Verizon's enterprise security group.

By April 14, 2015


Microsoft downplays new report of Windows flaw

Researchers say a new variation on an old flaw could allow hackers to steal log-in credentials from users of every version of Windows. Microsoft doesn't seem too worried.

By April 13, 2015


Microsoft's Windows Hello will make your face, finger or iris the new sign-in

With biometric authentication for Windows 10 devices, the world's largest software maker hopes to make it harder for hackers to scoop up your data.

By March 17, 2015


How to catch a cyberthief

What does it take to catch cybercriminals who hack into computers to steal personal and financial information? CNET's Kara Tsuboi takes us inside Microsoft's Cybercrimes Center.

By March 3, 2015