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Genius hacker Walter O'Brien tells us about the true-life origins of Scorpion

When Scorpion makes its debut on Monday night, it will bring hacking and computer security to prime time like never before. Scorpion is based on the real-world exploits of Walter O'Brien, who online goes by the same handle. Walter joined us on the set to tell us how one Scorpion led to another.

By September 19, 2014

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Apple patches Bash vulnerability on Macs

The company said previously that the vast majority of Macs were "safe by default" from the new security vulnerability known as the Bash or Shellshock bug.

By September 29, 2014

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Malwarebytes: With Anti-Exploit, we'll stop the worst attacks on PCs

Launching its new Anti-Exploit software, Malwarebytes sets out to seal up the most-feared security gaps in browsers, PDF readers, Java, and Microsoft Office.

By June 12, 2014

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Report says NSA exploited Heartbleed, kept flaw secret -- but agency denies it

A Bloomberg report says the agency knew about the Heartbleed security flaw that's sent sites like Google scrambling to patch their systems -- but it kept it secret and used it to spy. The agency, however, says that's not so.

By April 11, 2014

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Microsoft hopes iPad users won't exploit Office loophole

Microsoft wants users to pay for its $100 Office 365 subscription. Turns out, though, that it can be bypassed for Office apps on iPad.

By March 28, 2014

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Snapchat exploit reveals details of 4.6 million accounts

The ephemeral photo-sharing app has been the target of a database hack that reveals usernames and phone numbers. Here's how to see if your account has been affected.

By January 1, 2014

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New Audi A3 exploits connected tech (pictures)

Audi doubles down on the tech in its new A3 model, completely revised in sedan form for the US market.

13 Images By November 20, 2013

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Chrome bug hunters, Google's giving you a raise

Google increases the top range of rewards to security researchers who find holes in its browser, and clarifies how the bug payment breakdown works.

By September 30, 2014

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​Internet's security bug tracker faces its 'Y2K' moment

From critical exploits to the tiniest bug, many security holes receive a tracking number through the US government. The system is being revamped to handle the ever-growing number of bugs, but the cure could create problems of its own.

By September 16, 2014

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Scorpion's origin: The real-world story behind CBS's new drama

While stories inspired by reality always take some liberties with the truth, the new prime-time drama "Scorpion" has its roots in a real person: genius hacker Walter O'Brien. We visited the set of the show to speak with him and get the inside story on the show's creation.

By September 19, 2014