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Can Computer Data Be Stolen Through Power Lines?

Can Computer Data Be Stolen Through Power Lines?

If you have an air-gapped computer, you probably think you're safe.  You may think that barring physical access to the machine, no hacker could possibly steal the data on that machine.  Unfortunately, you'd be incorrect.

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Alert: Even Chip-Based Cards Can’t Protect You From This New ATM Scam

Alert: Even Chip-Based Cards Can’t Protect You From This New ATM Scam

If we told you that automated teller machines, or ATMs, were susceptible to hacking attacks, would you believe us? You should; there are a plethora of ways for hackers to infiltrate and steal money from ATMs, with the latest being so dangerous that even the Secret Service has issued warnings about it.

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Hackers Lay Claim to 4½ Million Medical Records

stethoscope keyboardIf 2014 hasn't been a legendary year for data breaches yet, it certainly is now. Community Health Systems, a hospital network for over 206 facilities across the United States, has been the target of a data breach resulting in 4.5 million records being compromised by Chinese hackers, including Social Security numbers, birthdays, names, addresses, and telephone numbers.

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Symantec Declares Antivirus “is dead”

 
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Some 25 years ago, Symantec, invented commercial antivirus software to protect computers from hackers.  Now they are telling us that such tactics are doomed to failure.  According to Symantec’s senior vice president, Brian Dye, antivirus “is dead”.  “We don’t think of antivirus as a moneymaker in any way.”  That’s a bold statement given the thousands of customers that shell out $50 or more per year for their Norton AntiVirus product.
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What is your Identity Worth to You?

b2ap3_thumbnail_identity.jpgYour identity has quite a lot of value, especially in the wrong hands. Security firm ZoneAlarm put together some numbers in 2011 concerning identity fraud, and it even shocked us. Let's talk about a few of these statistics and what it means.

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Let's look at the definition of disaster. dis·as·ter A calamitous event, especially one occurring suddenly and causing great loss of life, damage, or hardship, as a flood, airplane crash, or business failure.To A PC Geek, a disaster is anything that involves a major loss of data or major downt...
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