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So, my Gmail inbox started getting these weird emails...

When a pattern of bizarre messages began piling up in my inbox, I turned to the source for answers: Google.

By February 4, 2016

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Obama puts 'malicious cyber actors' on notice

A new executive order lets the US Attorney General and the Secretaries of Treasury and State go after cyberattackers "where it really hurts -- at their bottom line."

By April 1, 2015

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Human gene editing is about to happen, but don't freak out just yet

Commentary: A British research team has gotten the go-ahead to edit the DNA of a human embryo using breakthrough tech that could cure cancer -- or bring on a comic-book-style mutant apocalypse.

By February 5, 2016

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Sony CEO: We were the victim of a vicious and malicious hack

Kazuo Hirai discussed being the target of "extortionist efforts of criminals" who hacked Sony Pictures for making the political satire film, "The Interview."

By January 5, 2015

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How to stay safe online: CNET's security checklist

Safeguard your personal information against the most common Internet perils by taking these security measures.

By January 27, 2016

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Feds say 'Oops!' in anti-hacking deal

An update to an international accord potentially opens everyone to attacks, something the US government didn't figure out until after it was signed.

By January 27, 2016

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New iOS malware tricks its way onto iPhones in China and Taiwan

The malicious software, called YiSpecter, hijacks apps and the Safari browser to show full-page ads. It fools users into installing it by claiming to circumvent China's Web censorship.

By October 5, 2015

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Every Android device is vulnerable to newly discovered bugs

With two new "Stagefright" vulnerabilities discovered, almost every Android device ever released is vulnerable to malicious hackers. Fixing the bug isn't simple.

By October 1, 2015

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AT&T sales reps accused of scheming to unlock phones

A lawsuit alleges the former employees put malicious software on work computers so they could help untether discounted phones from AT&T contracts.

By September 18, 2015

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Malware attacks App Store, Apple pulls infected apps

Apple continues to be a tempting target. Hackers find a way to infect high-profile, trusted apps with malicious code. One firm offers $1 million to anyone that can hack the new iOS 9 software for iPhones and iPads -- and not tell Apple.

By September 21, 2015