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Michaels confirms breaches exposed nearly 3M credit cards

Arts and crafts retail chain says malware at its point-of-sale terminals impacted 2.6 million cards, as well as another 400,000 at Aaron Brothers subsidiary.

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First Heartbleed attack reported; taxpayer data stolen

Canadian police arrest a man they say used the notorious bug to nab about 900 social insurance numbers, along with other possible data.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner thwarted by hack

Reseachers at Germany's Security Research Labs were able to sneak past Samsung's fingerprint security by using a fingerprint spoof.

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The 404 1,465: Where we drift into la dolce vita (podcast)

On today's 404 episode, Justin and Jeff discover a French law banning work-related e-mails after 6 p.m., why Amazon's "pay to quit" program should replace HR departments, amateur pornographers broadcasting on the Playstation 4, and imagining a day where a pill could replace your passwords.

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Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer at the time of his arrest.

Appeals court overturns conviction of AT&T hacker 'Weev'

A federal appeals court rules that Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer was tried in the wrong state and overturns his conviction under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

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The 404 1,464: Where we come back for seconds (podcast)

On today's episode of The 404 Show, Justin and Jeff chat about a local restaurant that Googles every customer that walks through the door, why young people are actually more likely to leak passwords than baby boomers, a new TV channel airing 24/7 entertainment for your dog, and the story of a kid that gamed Uber for $50,000 in credit!

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Why Twitter is becoming more like Facebook

Twitter's morphed appearance calls to mind another popular social network. And it's the end of an era for 12-year-old Windows XP, but nearly 30 percent of Windows PCs are at risk of running the no-longer-protected system.

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Had to happen: Hacking into a Tesla Model S electric car

One Model S owner hacks his car, and gets a warning from Tesla.

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Small drones, like this Parallax Elev-8 kit, will be allowed if they stay within view of a person.

Drone falls out of the sky and injures athlete

A triathlete suffered head injuries after an unmanned aerial vehicle fell out of the sky, with the pilot claiming the drone had been hacked.

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Pinterest hacked with buttocks pics: Spam-butt suspected?

It seems that more than one Pinterest account was accosted by pictures of female rear ends and diet spam.

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Watch out, journalists: Hackers are after you

Google security experts say that many of the world's largest news organizations are being targeted by hackers that are likely state-sponsored.

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China promises Web security improvements following alleged US hack

The Chinese government said on Thursday that alleged hacking by the US lays "bare the US hypocrisy and despotic rule.

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