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The Celebrity Photo Hacks: What We Know So Far and How to Stay Secure

Celebrity watchers are seeing more of their favorite starlets than ever before after their private Internet accounts were recently hacked. This case provides a timely reminder of the importance of online security. Although details are still sketchy, some pretty poignant facts and implications have emerged, along with some valuable takeaways. Read on to discover how […]

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What to Do If You’ve Been Hacked

You’re not special; a hacker CAN get into your computer or smartphone. Would you know how to clean up this mess? Start by locating the portal through which the hacker got in such as a browser or an email program. Next, disconnect/uninstall this gateway from the Internet so it doesn’t invade other systems. Check for […]

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The Cyber Black Market: A Hacker’s Haven

In the early days of the Internet, hackers typically operated alone as maverick entities, often subverting the rules for the simple fun of doing so. Around the early 2000s, hackers began forming organized groups, and they could take advantage of easily accessible tutorials and training resources to help hone their craft. Today, some hackers even […]

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5 Ways the Medical Field is Being Targeted by Hackers

The use of electronic medical records is on the rise, with 54% of physicians using an electronic health record system as of 2011. The 2009 Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act provides Medicaid and Medicare incentives to healthcare providers who adopt these systems. With an increasing number of patient records available in […]

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Update on the Investigation Into the Christmas Target Hacking

The 2013 hack that affected up to 110 million Target customers stunned shoppers who thought their information was safe with major retailers. In the following months, a great deal of information came out about the attack. Each new revelation has only served to underscore how vulnerable personal data is in a world of computer savvy […]

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Warning: Searching for Celebrities on the Internet Can Infect Your Computer with Malware!

Cybercriminals and hackers have been coming up with clever ways to trick victims into inadvertently sharing sensitive information or downloading harmful malware onto their computers and mobile devices. In the past decade particularly, we have been relying on the Internet to keep up to date on the latest information and gossip about our favorite actors, […]

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