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Cassidy Wolf, Miss Teen USA 2013. (CBS)

Miss Teen USA Speaks At RSA Conference About Being Victim Of Cyber Snooper

Cassidy Wolf never expected to become a spokesperson for cyber security, until she became the victim of a creepy cyber extortion attempt.

02/27/2014

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Larry Magid: Breached Trust Changes Tone At Moscone Center’s RSA Cyber-Security Conference

Our technology analyst reports there’s a bit of a difference in tone at this year’s RSA security conference being held at The Moscone Center in San Francisco this week.

02/25/2014

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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

The Olympic Cauldron is tested by fire crews at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park in the Costal Cluster on January 27, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Olympics In Russia A Hot Spot For Hackers

As people from all over the world are gathering in Sochi, Russia for the Winter Olympics to watch top athletes, it is also apparently a gathering spot for hackers. There are reports that people are being hacked the second they log onto a Russian network.

02/06/2014

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Sacramento-Area Man Among 2 Charged In ‘Revenge Porn’ Case

A notorious “revenge porn” website operator from the Sacramento area and another California man have been charged with stealing nude photos from hundreds of hacked email accounts and posting the images online.

01/23/2014

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Hackers Expose Potentially Dangerous Security Flaws In Automobile Computers

The threat from hackers has usually meant safeguarding your computer, laptop or smartphone; but the new target of hackers may be your automobile, security experts warn.

11/20/2013

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Larry Magid: Parent’s Guide To Cyber Security

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and our technology analyst just happened to finish writing a guide for parents on this very issue.

10/02/2013

Larry Magid: New York Times Website Back Up After Hacking

The New York Times website is back up after hackers identifying themselves as the Syrian Electronic Army knocked the site offline around noon on Tuesday.

08/28/2013

Screenshot of the New York Times website on August 27, 2013. A group called the "Syrian Electronic Army" claimed responsibility for the attack. (CBS)

Twitter, New York Times Hacked, ‘Syrian Electronic Army’ Takes Credit

Readers who tried to click on the New York Times’ website got nothing but error messages for several hours Tuesday during the site’s second major disruption this month, and people also had trouble accessing Twitter. A hacker group calling itself the “Syrian Electronic Army” claimed responsibility.

08/28/2013

People walk under an iOS7 sign at the 2013 Apple WWDC at the Moscone Center on June 10, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Apple introduced a new mobile operatng system iOS 7, hardware upgrades and a new operating system OS X Mavericks during the keynote qaddress. The annual developer conference runs through June 14.  (Photo by Kim White/Getty Images)

Apple Says Hackers May Have Accessed Personal Info On Developer Site

Apple Inc. said its website for software developers was hacked Thursday. It’s possible that some developers’ names, mailing or e-mail addresses was accessed, although other information was encrypted and can’t be accessed. The company said it took the site down immediately on Thursday and has been working on fixing the problem since.

07/22/2013

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