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 […]


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.


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.



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.


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.


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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.


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.



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.


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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Hackers Steal $600K From Jersey Shore Town’s Bank Account

Computer hackers managed to steal $600,000 from a New Jersey shore town’s bank account.

CBS New York–10/01/2010

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Cell Phone Hacking A Dangerous Reality

CBS 2’s Rebecca Jarvis shows you the smart steps you need to take to protect your smartphone.