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Create Super-Secure, Easy To Remember Passwords After ‘Heartbleed’ Attack Compromised Every Password You Have

A simple trick to create easy to remember but uber-secure passwords in response to the Heartbleed Internet security breach.

04/09/2014

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Internet Security Threat ‘Heartbleed’ Exposes Millions Of Passwords

An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery.

04/08/2014

Barack Obama speaks as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg looks on during a town hall meeting April 20, 2011 at Facebook headquarters. (Mandel NganAFP/Getty Images)

Zuckerberg Voices Frustrations With NSA To Obama After Reports Of Facebook-Based Spying

The post comes a day after the news site Intercept reported that the National Security Agency has impersonated a Facebook server to infect surveillance targets’ computers and get files from a hard drive. The NSA says the report is “inaccurate.”

03/13/2014

KCBS' Stan Bunger and other Comcast e-mail users awoke to hundreds of e-mails in their inboxes after hackers gained access to 34 of the company's servers. (Stan Bunger/CBS)

Hackers Break Into Comcast E-Mail Servers

Some Comcast e-mail users are seeing the apparent aftermath of a reported hacking incident that resulted in dozens of the broadband giants’s e-mail servers being compromised.

02/13/2014

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Stanford Teachers, Students Told To Change Passwords After Security Breach

Stanford University was advising students and other users of its computer system to change their passwords after the school discovered a security breach of its information technology infrastructure.

07/25/2013

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Redwood City-Based Evernote Hacked, 50-Million Passwords Compromised

Online note-taking service Evernote Corp. has been hacked and was resetting all its 50 million users’ passwords as a precaution.

03/04/2013

An Emotiv EPOC neuroheadset. (Emotiv)

Berkeley Scientists Successfully ‘Hack’ Brain To Obtain Private Data

It sounds like something out of the movie “Johnny Mnemonic,” but scientists have successfully been able to “hack” a brain with a device that’s easily available on the open market.

08/31/2012

The Yahoo logo is seen on a sign outside of the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Hackers Expose Thousands Of Yahoo User Names, Passwords

Yahoo Inc. said Thursday it’s investigating reports of a security breach that has purportedly exposed nearly half a million users’ email addresses and passwords.

07/12/2012

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Tech Watch: Warning For Android Users

Researchers at the University of Ulm said Android users who log in to random wi-fi networks to go online may be putting their personal information at risk.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/17/2011

Twitter. (AP)

Twitter Hack Opens Popups, Causes Havoc

A new way to cause mischief quickly spread through short-messaging service Twitter on Tuesday morning before the site could fix the problem, as mysterious “tweets” of blocked-out text propagated themselves and caused popup windows to open.

CBS San Francisco–09/21/2010