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DHS: More Than 1,000 U.S. Retailers Could Be Vulnerable To Data Hackers

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Friday was warning shoppers that hackers could be eyeing their money.

08/22/2014

Experts warn that hackers could take over your smart appliances. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Hackers May Come After Your Smart Appliances

We know hackers target computers, but how about your refrigerator, your tires, or even your light bulbs?

08/18/2014

iPhone Hack

Thieves Hack iPhones, Demand Ransom To Get Them Unlocked

Thieves have now figured out a way to freeze your smartphone, demanding that you pay up to get it unlocked.

05/28/2014

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates speaks at the product launch of the new Windows XP operating system Oct. 25, 2001, in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Consumer Warning: Microsoft Windows XP Security Support Ends Tuesday

The clock is ticking on millions of holdouts still using Microsoft XP. The company will stop supporting the nearly 13-year-old operating system on Tuesday.

04/07/2014

A PSE&G truck. (Photo: CBS 2)

Beware Of Utilities Scam: Hackers Try To Get Personal Info Of PSE&G Customers

An email arrives looking like a utility bill, with a link to view account information. Up to 66 PSE&G customers in New Jersey and 200 more on Long Island reported receiving one.

01/16/2014

New York Times office Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Hackers Claim Responsibility For New York Times Outage

Hackers claimed Tuesday evening that they were behind an outage on the New York Times website — the second such outage this month.

08/27/2013

Door locks controlled by wireless devices can be targets for hackers. (credit: CBS 2)

Hackers Gain Access To Homes Through Wireless Devices

New York (CBSNewYork) — The ability for people to control door locks, lights and home appliances from their smartphones is growing in popularity. Those technological advances, however, have also opened the doors of some homes […]

08/20/2013

Cell phone charging station in the East Village following superstorm Sandy - Nov. 1, 2012 (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Experts’ Warning: Hackers Can Get Into Your Smartphone Through Chargers

When your smartphone battery is on its last legs, a public cell phone charging station can be like spotting an oasis.

08/13/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer calls on TV manufacturers to implement minimum safety standards for Smart TVs, August 4, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer Calls For Security Standards For New Internet-Equipped TVs

Sen. Charles Schumer has called for uniform safety standards for the new TVs because he said your own television could be spying on you.

08/04/2013

LivingSocial

LivingSocial Hack May Have Compromised 50 Million Users’ Data

The personal data of more than 50 million LivingSocial customers may have been compromised when the daily deals Web site was hacked this week.

04/27/2013

The keyboard of an Apple laptop. (credit: CBS)

Ask Asa: Protecting Your Computer From The Doomsday Program

Federal investigators recently told CBS 2’s Asa Aarons that a dangerous program that has been set loose on the Internet could be waiting to pounce on hard drives around America.

04/24/2012

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FBI: Some Americans Could Lose Internet Access In July

For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections this summer.

04/21/2012

Logo of the group "Anonymous." (credit: CBS News)

Hacker Group ‘Anonymous’ Threatens To ‘Kill Facebook’ On November 5

“Your medium of communication you all so dearly adore will be destroyed,” says a computerized voice in an online video.

08/10/2011

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Gawker.com Says User Database Was Compromised

Gawker Media Inc. is urging subscribers to change their passwords because someone has managed to hack into the company’s user database.

12/12/2010

The WikiLeaks homepage is seen on Nov 28, 2010 - Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

WikiLeaks ‘Cablegate’ Site Hit By Powerful Cyber-Attack

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) – The WikiLeaks website said it came under a forceful Internet-based attack on Tuesday morning, making some of the content, including the controversial “Cablegate” documents, inaccessible for hours to users in the U.S. and Europe. […]

CBS New York–11/30/2010

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