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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


Yes, says Michael Dell, even a $67B takeover is a risk worth taking

The planned megamerger with EMC shows Dell's willingness to make bold moves in an era when old-guard computing companies are scrambling to adapt.

By November 3, 2015


Achin' for bacon? Processed meats increase cancer risk, WHO says

Global researchers convened by the World Health Organization examine more than 800 studies and conclude that consuming processed meats can increase the risk for colorectal cancer.

By October 26, 2015


Fiat Chrysler waited 18 months to tell regulators about hacking risk

The automaker reportedly didn't disclose the security flaw in its Uconnect infotainment system because it felt the issue did not pose a safety concern.

By August 5, 2015


Android Stagefright vulnerability leaves handsets at risk

A security research company claims to have found a vulnerability baked into Google's Android operating system that could leave devices open to attack. CNET's Lexy Savvides reports on how Google has addressed the issue and how users can minimize the risk.

By July 27, 2015


Most Android phones at risk from simple text hack, researcher says

Last year, more than 1 billion Android devices shipped around the globe. Security firm Zimperium says this vulnerability could affect 95 percent of them.

By July 27, 2015


Ford recalls nearly half a million cars for fuel tank troubles

The Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan require fixes after the automaker discovered the potential for a fire.

By November 23, 2015


Gone in a flash? Facebook says Adobe's plug-in is a security risk no longer worth taking

Steve Jobs' 2010 appeal for a Flash-free world echoes again from Facebook and from Firefox maker Mozilla after revelations of just how vulnerable Adobe's animation software actually is.

By July 13, 2015


Conquer the Seven Kingdoms in 'Game of Thrones' Risk game

The classic board game Risk gets a "Game of Thrones" makeover complete with 650 pieces -- including a Daenerys Targaryen card.

By July 8, 2015


Elon Musk-backed group gives $7M to explore artificial intelligence risks

The Future of Life Institute, which aims to protect humanity from the possible negative effects of artificial intelligence, awards the cash to 37 research teams.

By July 1, 2015