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HealthCare.gov security -- 'a breach waiting to happen'

Only half of one of the security holes previously identified on the government's health care site has been patched, while new ones have since been uncovered, says the head of a security consulting firm.

By Jan. 16, 2014

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Is protecting intellectual property from cyberthieves futile?

Experts gathering to discuss intellectual-property theft say that a fix will require the application of economic sanctions, not just more technology.

By May. 23, 2013

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Surveillance scandal rips through hacker community

The good ol' days of chummy games of "Spot the Fed" at Defcon are finished as hackers and security entrepreneurs plan next steps in the wake of government spying revelations.

By Aug. 6, 2013

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UPnP networking flaw puts millions of PCs at risk

Security researchers say that the danger stems from widely used technology found in routers and other standard networking equipment.

By Jan. 29, 2013

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Hacker launches volunteer program for security professionals

Hackers for Charity founder Johnny Long hopes computer and security skills can break the cycle of poverty and keep Uganda from becoming another Nigeria.

By Aug. 8, 2011

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ICANN hires Defcon founder as security chief

Jeff Moss will oversee security at ICANN while also running the Defcon and Black Hat conferences and serving on the Department of Homeland Security advisory council.

By Apr. 28, 2011

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How to spot dangerous links before you click them

Internet crooks are adept at breaching Web security techniques, which makes it more important than ever for people to verify sites before they visit them.

By May. 1, 2012

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News of a Mac OS X worm incites death threats and intrigue

Various people hiding behind pseudonyms are fueling news about a supposed worm for Mac OS X.

By Jul. 19, 2007

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Defcon 20: Skillz, thrills for the whole hacker family

This year's hacker show has something for everyone, from hardware hacking and zero-day contests to con games and nerd-core rappers. Plus: Black Hat ropes in Apple to talk iOS security.

By Jul. 24, 2012

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Anonymous: Facebook's going down November 5

The notorious hacktivist group declares that Facebook is its next target. It chooses the symbolic (for Brits and those who love "V for Vendetta") date of November 5. The reason for the intended destruction? Why, privacy.

By Aug. 9, 2011