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​Yahoo teams up with Google on encrypted webmail

At the hacker conference Black Hat, Yahoo's new security honcho promises that Yahoo Mail will be encrypted end-to-end in 2015.

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​Why you shouldn't be scared by the 'largest data breach' ever

Experts say the reported heist of 1.2 billion account credentials is legit, but caution that for most people there's little they can do -- or should be worried about.

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Snowden's Russia asylum extended three more years

Edward Snowden's original, one-year deal with the Russian government had expired July 31. The NSA leaker's new deal is retroactive to August 1.

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US Homeland Security data possibly stolen in cyberattack

​In what "has all the markings of a state-sponsored attack," government contractor US Investigations Services reveals the probable theft of government employees' personal information.

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Getting past passwords

With another major Internet security breach revealed, users are again being encouraged to change their passwords. Milwaukee-based Hold Security is reporting that a Russian cyber gang stole 1.2 billion passwords and more than 500 million email addresses. CNET's Sumi Das and Connie Guglielmo report on how to better manage your passwords and what could soon replace passwords.

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Russian hacker gang steals 1.2B passwords

An unprecedented data heist highlights the need for stronger password security. Meanwhile, Timex creates a smartwatch that doesn't need a smartphone.

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'Internet of Things,' not privacy, to dominate at Black Hat

Security experts gather again in Vegas to show off and debate the latest in hacks and flaws, focusing this year on the latest risks facing Net-connected devices.

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Hackers nab 1.2B passwords in colossal breach, says security firm

Russian gang hacks into more than 420,000 web and FTP sites, amassing username and password combinations and millions of email addresses, company says.

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P.F. Chang's reveals more details on data breach

While it hasn't yet determined if any specific person's credit card data was stolen, the restaurant chain has isolated the attack to 33 locations and specific time frames.

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Can a plane be hacked via in-flight Wi-Fi? Researcher says it's so

Much of the equipment that planes and ships use to access satellite communications networks is wide open like the sea and sky itself, says a security researcher presenting his findings later this week.

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Hack an airplane? Researchers reveal new security concerns

Upcoming hacking conferences shine a light on the state of cybersecurity. Researchers will present hacking risks with USB drives and fitness trackers, and aircraft systems via in-flight Wi-Fi.

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 11:  Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan takes questions from the audience after addressing the Council on Foreign Relations March 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Brennan denied accusations by U.S. senators who claim the CIA conducted unauthorized searches of computers used by Senate Select Committee on Intelligence staff members in an effort to learn how the committee gained access to the agencyÕs own 2009 internal review of its detention and interrogation program, undermining CongressÕ oversight of the spy agency.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

CIA admits to spying on Senate committee

After months of denials, CIA Director John Brennan apologizes for spying on Senate Intelligence Committee computers.

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