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San Francisco District Attorney Looks To Create High-Tech Crime Unit

George Gascon is looking to create a high-tech crime unit to combat the increasing problem of cybercrime in the city.

05/21/2014

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Homeland Security Warns Against Using Microsoft Internet Explorer Until Security Gap Is Fixed

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has warned of a massive hack of Microsoft Corp’s Internet Explorer, advising the public to use different browsers.

04/28/2014

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Bay Area Security Firm That Revealed Target Breach Details Changing Tactics For Cybercriminals

Crooks have already used the HeartBleed bug to break into a major corporation’s network system. While it’s unclear whether the bad guys stole anything, statistics show cybercrime is on the rise, the crooks are changing tactics, and the playing field has exploded.

04/23/2014

A label for the Microsoft Windows XP operating system is seen on a laptop at a CompUSA store March 22, 2006 in San Francisco, California. Microsoft, the world's largest software company, announced today that it will delay the much anticipated launch of its Vista operating system scheduled to be released to consumers mid year. Vista is expected to release January 2007 to consumers and November 2006 to business customers. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

End Of Microsoft Support For Windows XP Spells Trouble For Some

Microsoft ends support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.

04/08/2014

Google's search engine. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Acquiring Israeli Startup That Uses Sound-Based Password Technology

Google is buying an Israeli start-up company that uses sound-based technology, in hopes of doing away with online passwords as we know them.

02/17/2014

A computer keyboard. (CBS)

Larry Magid: White House Developing Anti-Hacker Standards

Our technology analyst says the White House has developed standards it hopes will help key industries protect themselves from hackers.

02/13/2014

Logo of Snapchat is seen at the front entrance new headquarters of Snapchat , the popular social network startup that lets users send each other photos that quickly disappear, November 14, 2013 in Venice, California. Snapchat recently turned down a $3-billion buyout offer from Facebook. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Snapchat Response Terse Following Big Security Breach

Snapchat, the disappearing-message service popular with young people, has been quiet following a security breach that allowed hackers to collect the usernames and phone numbers of millions of its users.

01/02/2014

Logo of Snapchat is seen at the front entrance new headquarters of Snapchat , the popular social network startup that lets users send each other photos that quickly disappear, November 14, 2013 in Venice, California. Snapchat recently turned down a $3-billion buyout offer from Facebook. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Snapchat Hackers Release Account Info On Millions Of Users

Usernames and partial phone numbers for more than 4.5 million Snapchat users appeared online Tuesday.

01/02/2014

Tech Report: How Easy Is It To Hack Your Wi-Fi Router?

A new report by an Internet security firm shows that some of the most popular Wi-Fi routers are easy to hack, but it seems to be more of an international issue than at home.

04/26/2013

Google chairman Eric Schmidt (C) leaves after talking to the media with former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson (not pictured) upon arriving at Beijing airport from North Korea on January 10, 2013. Richardson and Schmidt met with reporters following their visit to secretive North Korea calling for greater internet freedom for the welfare of its people. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

Google’s Schmidt Chinese Cybertheft In Forthcoming Book

It’s a sentiment that, reportedly, is shared by a number of Silicon Valley executives; but one that few, if any, have shared publicly.

02/19/2013

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