How hard is it to find security holes (like Equifax’s)?

How hard is it to find security holes — like the one Equifax had — in your computer system? Not as hard as you might think, according to some security…

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The Russians may have hacked your Yahoo account

A grand jury has indicted Russian intelligence officers & hackers for attacking Yahoo e-mail accounts.   All this talk of Russians hacking the election. It turns out, they may have…

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Hard questions for CloudPets after kids’ data exposed

Senator sends letter demanding answers about what happened & how in a data breach potentially affecting 800,000 people.   It was a fluffy toy with a terrible secret—a leaky database…

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Crash testing your connected stuff—before you get hacked

A consumer group is checking to see if products & apps keep you safe online.   If you need a new vacuum, you might go to Consumer Report to see which one has the…

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Hack my dust

As tiny “smart dust” computers become reality, some worry criminals—or companies—will invade your personal space.   You just stepped on one. And there could be another one in your left nostril. …

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Did your child’s teddy bear expose personal info & voice recordings?

“You must assume data like this will end up in other peoples’ hands,” researcher says.   A fluffy kitty, a soft bear, a plush pup. These are the CloudPets, stuffed animals that…

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