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2 hrs ago | KCCI-TV Des Moines

ISU officials warn nearly 50K students of data breach

New information on the data breach at Iowa State University. We're finding out why University officials are just responding to the hacking now -- even though they knew about it more than a month ago.... KCCI's Vanessa Peng joins us live from the Ames Livelink.

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Related Topix: Iowa State University, Social Security, Personal Finance, Science / Technology, Science, Computer Science

7 hrs ago | Fortune

For crowdsourced security startup, a carrot and a hack

What do you get when you bring a couple of former National Security Agency analysts to Silicon Valley? A crowd-sourced platform for hacking into customers' security holes and $7.5 million in funding.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Menlo Park, CA, Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Startups, Financial Services, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Investment Services, Google

9 hrs ago | National Vulnerability Database

CVE-2012-5014

NVD is the U.S. government repository of standards based vulnerability management data.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Wed Apr 23, 2014

WFIE-TV Evansville

Simple tips to protect your devices from the heartbleed bug

With major retailers being hit by hackers and security breaches, consumers are more skeptical of someone gaining access to their personal information.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Reuters

All at sea: global shipping fleet exposed to hacking threat

The next hacker playground: the open seas - and the oil tankers and container vessels that ship 90 percent of the goods moved around the planet.

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CIO

Self-Taught Hackers Rule

CSO - Ilio Kolochenko, CEO of High-Tech Bridge, a Swiss information security company, gave the keynote address on governments' role in cybersecurity this past Sunday at the Regional cybersecurity Summit in Oman.

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Reuters

Exclusive: FBI warns healthcare sector vulnerable to cyber attacks

The FBI has warned healthcare providers their cybersecurity systems are lax compared to other sectors, making them vulnerable to attacks by hackers searching for Americans' personal medical records and health insurance data.

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Related Topix: US Federal Bureau of Investigation, US News, Science / Technology

MarketWatch

Hackers do it for fun, not profit

Hacking into a website may seem like a great way to steal a few bucks, but many cyber criminals are just in it for a few laughs .

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National Public Radio

Tech Tips: Add 2nd Layer Of Protection Online

Browsers are supposed to keep passwords and other sensitive data safe, but a technical flaw in a widely used padlock security technology allows hackers to grab the information anyway.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Laptops/Notebooks, Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Computers, Google

Switched

Healthcare Records vulnerable to Criminals

Just about every kind of healthcare related entity-hospitals, rehab centers, pharma companies, insurance carriers and more-have been and continue to be compromised by cyber criminals.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Science / Technology

Sky News

Chinese Government Shuns 'Expensive' Windows 8

The Chinese government will try to patch up the outdated Windows XP operating system -because it is too expensive to upgrade.

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Related Topix: Microsoft Windows, Science / Technology, Microsoft, Startups, Computers

Townhall

Privacy, Please

Scarlett Johansson left nude photos of herself on her computer. A hacker grabbed them and sent them to gossip websites.

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Related Topix: Computers, Celebrities, Scarlett Johansson, Hot Chicks, Science / Technology, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Opinion

Tue Apr 22, 2014

ITworld

While Heartbleed distracts, hackers hit US universities

The panic over the Heartbleed bug is proving to be a convenient distraction for hackers using standard techniques in a fresh wave of attacks targeting at least 18 U.S. universities, according to a computer security researcher.

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WHO-TV

Servers Hacked: Isu Information Vulnerable

Iowa State University says there is no evidence the data files containing the confidential information were accessed but it is still warning nearly 30,000 former students to be vigilant about their identity protection.

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Related Topix: Iowa State University, Science / Technology

Daily Mail

The Heartbleed bug poses the biggest threat to bank security by...

Online shoppers and internet bank customers are being warned to change their passwords to reduce the risk of falling victim to the online bug that can allow hackers to snatch credit card and bank details.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Parenting, Family

Linux Journal

Quantum Cryptography

Classical cryptography provides security based on unproven mathematical assumptions and depends on the technology available to an eavesdropper.

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Related Topix: Cryptography, Science, Computer Science, Science / Technology, Physics

IPod Observer

Jailbroken iPhones Give Up Apple IDs in Malware Attack

The iPhone jailbreak community is facing a malware threat that steals user's Apple IDs and passwords.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, iPhone

StarNewsOnline.com

Wilmington's Michaels store hit by hackers

Michaels has announced that its Wilmington's store at Mayfaire Town Center was one of the chain's outlets targeted by hackers last year and part of January this year.

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Related Topix: Michaels Stores, Retail, Science / Technology, CPU, New Bern, NC

Aurora Era-Banner

5 security vulnerabilities found in Google Glass

CBR rounds up five vulnerabilities already found in Google Glass by hackers just a week after Google made the high-tech specs available to the entire public for one day.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Science / Technology

CED

Service providers prime targets for hackers

The world's networks are under constant, relentless attack, including - perhaps especially - the networks of service providers.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

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