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The biggest tech turkeys of 2015

The year's most notable embarrassments in technology run the gamut from the industry's inability to secure our personal data to the blunders of Airbnb, Twitter and Tinder.

By November 24, 2015


Dell to fix flaw of its own making that puts its computers at risk

The company acknowledges it recently sold PCs loaded with a form of identification that could make them vulnerable to cyberattack.

By November 24, 2015


Hackers' sale of Comcast log-ins reminds us to change our password habits

Hackers offered 200,000 customer passwords for sale online, forcing Comcast to send reset notices to many users. The lesson? We all need to get a lot smarter about Internet security.

By November 10, 2015


Ashley Madison puts $377,000 bounty on hackers' heads

Police suspect two suicides are related to the release of information stolen from the relationship-cheating website.

By August 24, 2015


Wreaking havoc: Ashley Madison breach shows hackers' shifting motives

Hackers claiming a moralistic purpose have a long tradition on the Internet, but they're causing much more damage than ever before.

By August 21, 2015


Hacker group: We'll wipe ISIS off the Internet

Twitter accounts affiliated with the Internet vigilantes known as Anonymous vow to besiege the Islamic militants with "massive cyber attacks."

By November 16, 2015


ISIS calls Anonymous 'idiots,' offers tips to elude hackers

Islamic terrorist group trades jabs with the hacking collective that vowed to banish it from the Internet after the deadly attacks in Paris.

By November 17, 2015


The security setting that the best hacker can't crack

Passwords aren't enough. Sharon Profis talks two-step authentication on "You're Doing it All Wrong."

By November 8, 2015


Hack of toy maker VTech exposes families

A hacker got into a customer database for the Learning Lodge app store, where parents can download apps, games and e-books for VTech toys.

By November 27, 2015


Slasher or hacker? 2015's cyberthreats could have been horror flicks

They steal your identity, take control and can't be stopped. The year's cybersecurity threats were so frightening they made your skin crawl.

By October 30, 2015