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September 23, 2015
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With the latest health care data breaches, your kids may be more vulnerable to identity theft than ever. Most children don’t have credit cards and other financial data to steal. But they do use the health care system, meaning their Social...

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September 22, 2015
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China’s “Great Firewall,” which keeps users from accessing Facebook, The New York Times, and other sites seen as a threat to the Communist Party, might be partly to blame for a hack that infiltrated the Apple App store in China. Hackers targeted...

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September 21, 2015
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The Food and Drug Administration has agreed to review a revolutionary, first-of-its-kind “digital pill” from Otsuka Pharma and Proteus Digital Health that will let third parties snoop on you and nag you if they see you’re not doing what the doctor ordered. The new pill...

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September 18, 2015
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A phishing attack against Bitcoin payment processor BitPay has cost the company $1.8 million. A hacker posing as BitPay CFO Bryan Krohn sent emails in December from his account authorizing the transfer of 5,000 Bitcoin in three separate transactions to SecondMarket—...

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September 17, 2015
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Facebook will introduce a new privacy control setting after negotiations with the Irish data protection commissioner. The social networking giant will allow people to opt out of “interest-based” advertising using a new control in its settings. The move, Facebook says...

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September 16, 2015
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Security researchers have uncovered clandestine attacks across three continents on the routers that direct traffic around the Internet, potentially allowing suspected cyber spies to harvest vast amounts of data while going undetected. A highly sophisticated...

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September 15, 2015
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Parents in 22 states have the right to freeze their children’s credit to prevent identity theft. But in other states, protecting your child can be a real fight. Of the three credit bureaus, only Equifax allows parents from any state to set up a freeze for a minor...

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September 14, 2015
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The cyber insurance market will triple in size to $7.5 billion in annual premiums by 2020, and the insurance industry could face competition from disruptors such as Google if it does not act fast to develop products, a report said. Insurers and reinsurers are...

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September 11, 2015
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A group of researchers at the University of California at San Diego and the University of Washington showed they could hack a 2009 Chevy Impala—five years ago. The researchers chose not to publicly name the make and model of the vehicle they tested at the time. GM...

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September 10, 2015
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Tech security firm Gemalto’s Breach Level Index shows identity theft accounting for 53 percent of data breaches in the first half of 2015. Overall, data breaches grew 10 percent in the period, with 888 breaches recorded, compromising 246 million records...

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