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Apple's Shellshock patch for Macs is incomplete, says security researcher

Apple just released a patch for Shellshock, a bug that could give hackers access to Macintosh computers, but a security specialist says Apple fixed only two out of three security holes.

By September 30, 2014

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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 January 16, 2014

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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 August 6, 2013

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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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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 January 29, 2013

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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 July 24, 2012

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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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How Anonymous channels 'the will of the people' (Q&A)

A member of Anonymous tells CNET why the activist effort targets government and corporate Web sites, even in the face of arrest, and why it has your best interests at heart.

By February 28, 2012

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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 August 8, 2011

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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 August 9, 2011