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Home Depot probes possible customer data theft

Home-improvement retailer confirms it is investigating "unusual activity" related to customer data but does not confirm a breach occurred.

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Just how safe is iCloud and other online services?

Even if you're not a celebrity like Jennifer Lawrence, there are plenty of reasons why the average computer user might be targeted by a hacker. In light of the recent celeb photo hack, here are some ways to protect yourself when storing information in the cloud.

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PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07:  Jennifer Lawrence attends Christian Dior show as part of Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 at  on July 7, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)

Celebs, beware: Those nude selfies will be hacked and shared

Celebrities will continue to take nude photos of themselves and certain hackers will try their damnedest to uncover the goodies. All the more reason, say security experts, to fix bad habits.

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How to guard your iCloud from hackers

Hackers attacked the iCloud accounts of some celebrities, so it's time to boost your own cloud-security awareness. CNET's Bridget Carey offers tips on keeping your account secure and explains why deleting a photo doesn't always truly delete it.

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Jennifer Lawrence, pictured attending the Christian Dior show in July as part of Paris Fashion Week, had photos stolen from her Apple account.

Apple: Celeb photo attack was targeted, not widespread breach

Hackers accessed celebrities' iCloud accounts through targeted attacks on usernames, passwords, and security questions -- something Apple says is "all too common on the Internet."

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North Korean tactics in cyberwarfare exposed

An HP report suggests the reclusive country's cyberwarfare capabilities are rapidly making it a threat to Western systems.

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Apple 'actively investigating' iCloud link to celeb photo leak

Company's online storage service said to be source of a large cache of private nude celebrity images.

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If someone claiming to represent the IRS calls and threatens you with imprisonment unless you pay back taxes immediately, call the agency's main offices in Washington.

IRS calling? Nope. It's a scam

CNET's Charlie Cooper got a call one day from the IRS -- or so the caller claimed. But it was an all too common social-engineering scam. And you could be next.

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JPMorgan hackers altered, deleted bank records, says report

Investigation into attack on JPMorgan Chase may have expanded to seven of the world's top banks, amid a report that hackers altered records.

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JPMorgan bank could be hackers' latest victim

The FBI investigates a data breach into one of the world's largest banks that may have involved malware being deposited on an employee's personal computer.

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​Google goes public with security audits to ease corporate concerns

The tech titan makes available to the public for the first time two independent security audits, as it works to prove its commitment to customer data protection.

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Mozilla plans permission toggles in Firefox OS

Firefox OS phone owners will be able to flip app permissions on and off at will in a far-future version of the browser-based mobile operating system.

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