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Guarding 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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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 security audit awards.

​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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This graphic, from documents leaked to The Intercept, describes the architecture of the NSA's ICREACH search engine.

NSA built search engine to crawl, share data

Newly released documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal that the NSA isn't just collecting data -- it's also got a custom search engine to carry out the task.

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State Sen. Mark Leno and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon introduced the California "kill switch" bill in February.

Calif. governor signs smartphone 'kill switch' bill into law

Law requires security software to come enabled by default, but other than that, not much will change for most smartphone users.

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Hack attack: Apps can spy on other apps

Researchers reveal a flaw in Android, iOS and Windows that lets hackers peer into Gmail, Chase and other apps. Also, Norton reduces its software line to one product, and Pebble gets score alerts with the ESPN app.

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Sample posts from Secret on the app's homepage.

Not so Secret? How a hack could have killed app's anonymity

It's now been fixed, but a social-engineering trick could have been used to make your Secret app posts a lot less secret.

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