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BitCoin Exchange Loses $250,0000 After Unencrypted Keys Stolen

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Hackers stole about US$250,000 from BitFloor, a BitCoin exchange, on Monday, and it does not have the money to reimburse account holders, according to the......
BitCoin Exchange Loses $250,0000 After Unencrypted Keys Stolen

How can I encrypt my laptop to protect my personal data?

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Richard has personal data on his laptop PC and would like to encrypt the hard drive to protect it. Is this still the best approach?How do I encrypt the hard drive on my laptop so that if I lose it the personal data on it is protected?Richard This is one...
How can I encrypt my laptop to protect my personal data?

Born to be breached: the worst passwords are still the most common

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Despite the many, many cautionary tales we hear every day of e-mail, social media, and other Internet accounts being compromised, some people still haven't heeded the warnings about using easily-guessed passwords. And it isn't just the non-technical masses that are leaving themselves vulnerable. I've railed in the past against the...
Born to be breached: the worst passwords are still the most common

Hackers Steal Millions of Social Security Numbers From South Carolina Taxpayers

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Hackers were likely not ski-masked in this case. Hackers from outside the United States recently penetrated the website for South Carolina’s Dept. of Revenue and reportedly made off with 3.6 million Social Security numbers and 16,000 unencrypted credit and debit card numbers. South Carolina has a population of approximately 4.5...
Hackers Steal Millions of Social Security Numbers From South Carolina Taxpayers

BitCoin exchange loses $250,0000 after unencrypted keys stolen

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Hackers stole about $250,000 from BitFloor, a BitCoin exchange, and it does not have the money to reimburse account holders, according to the website's founder....
BitCoin exchange loses $250,0000 after unencrypted keys stolen
Not as SPDY as You Thought

Blippy Users’ Credit Card Numbers Exposed in Google Search Results

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Sharing your credit card and online purchases with friends on the web sounds risky and it is. We’ve just discovered that nearly 200 credit card transactions shared on social networking site Blippy have been exposed — with full credit card numbers included — in Google search results.Tipster Trey Copeland...
Blippy Users’ Credit Card Numbers Exposed in Google Search Results
Last.fm says passwords may be leaked, change yours immediately

99% of NASA's portable devices are unencrypted

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NASA could stand to tighten up the security of its data, according to a report filed with the US House of Representatives Wednesday. Virtually none of the agency's portable devices are encrypted, and 48 of them were lost or stolen between April 2009 and April 2011. One of those...
99% of NASA's portable devices are unencrypted

Daily Wrap: Path Steps In It and more

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Path uploads your entire address book to their servers. This and more in today's Daily Wrap. Sometimes it's difficult to catch everything that hits tech media in a day, so we wrap up some of the most talked about stories. We give you a daily recap of what you missed...
Daily Wrap: Path Steps In It and more

MediaPortal 1.3 exits beta with official Windows 8 support, revamped skins

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MediaPortal 1.3 is throwing its hat in the air today after graduating from beta to full release status. The Titan skin intended for 1080p widescreen displays has made the final version with plug-in support, but don't worry if it doesn't fit your style or screen, as the default skins...
MediaPortal 1.3 exits beta with official Windows 8 support, revamped skins

FCC proposal would allow the encryption of basic cable programing, Boxee cries foul

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Last month Boxee released its Live TV dongle, which allows Boxee Box owners to integrate live television into their programming options. A recent proposal from the FCC could limit the device's functionality, however, and it has the company calling on its customers to speak out against what it calls...
FCC proposal would allow the encryption of basic cable programing, Boxee cries foul

Tweet Safer: Twitter Makes HTTPS the Default for All Users

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The title really says it all. Last year, Twitter started giving its users the option to use HTTPS to keep their connections safe over unsecured Internet connections. Today, the company announced that it is now making secure SSL connections the default for all users. HTTPS ensures that the traffic between...
Tweet Safer: Twitter Makes HTTPS the Default for All Users
Google fined in Germany for illegal wifi sniffing, but it's pocket change
Bizodo Launches SignupasaService At AngelHack NYC To Cut Registration Woes Out Of The Design Process
Report: Google sidesteps any fault in Germany as prosecutors drop Street View probe

Google Says Snooping on Wi-Fi Networks Isn't Illegal

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Google claims that it did nothing illegal by snooping on people's private unencrypted Wi-Fi networks, including gathering emails, private passwords, and more....
Google Says Snooping on Wi-Fi Networks Isn't Illegal

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus: Video, and how-to guide

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Google did a lot to make Android 4.1 Jelly Bean a desirable evolution of Ice Cream Sandwich. There is all the attention paid to responsiveness and colors that improve the visual experience. Then we have the more substantial improvements like Google Now predictive search and all those widget and notification enhancements....
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus: Video, and how-to guide

Massive South Carolina Data Breach Shows Your Data Is Always At Risk

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South Carolina shocked taxpayers Oct. 26 when it said 3.6 million returns dating back to 1998 had been hacked. All of the social security numbers and about 16,000 credit and debit card numbers on the returns were unencrypted, which means there was little stopping the overseas hackers from using the...
Massive South Carolina Data Breach Shows Your Data Is Always At Risk

After $250,000 theft, Bitcoin exchange Bitfloor reopens

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Early in the month, we reported that the top US Bitcoin exchange, Bitfloor, had a security breach that resulted in a theft of Bitcoins worth $250,000. At the time it was very much up in the air as to whether Bitfloor would be able to resume operation, but today it...
After $250,000 theft, Bitcoin exchange Bitfloor reopens

Google Street View may face further scrutiny

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Congressman and Internet privacy group calls for probe of street mapping service, which inadvertently collected and stored data from unencrypted wireless networks. [Read more]...
Google Street View may face further scrutiny

App scanner tells you if a mobile app is safe--before you install it

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You know that Android app you're about to download? It could be a security risk. No doubt you've heard stories of apps infected with malware, but there's also the risk that comes from apps exposing your personal information. Indeed, according to security researchers at ThreatLabZ, "up to 10 percent...
App scanner tells you if a mobile app is safe--before you install it
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