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Heartbleed Bug Is Affecting Millions Of Android Devices
Apr 14, 2014 - It turns out that the Heartbleed bug that possibly exposed users of many websites, which have since patched the bug, is now affecting about 34 percent of Android devices, according to a Google blog post and the company's statistics. Even though Google was able to patch most of its products affect...
Websites Affected By 'Heartbleed': Change Your Passwords
Apr 10, 2014 - Since the news broke about Heartbleed, more and more companies are releasing the details about whether they have been affected and if they have patched the bug. Mashable has compiled and released a complete list of all of the websites impacted by the encryption flaw. What websites were affected b...
'Heartbleed' Security Flaw Exposes Your Online Information
Apr 9, 2014 - A major security flaw may be exposing your information on the Internet, even if you're using an encrypted website, as reported by The New York Times. The bug, called Heartbleed, was discovered by Finnish security experts and is estimated to affect more than half a million websites, according to a...
California Is Top U.S. Target For Cybercrime
Mar 27, 2014 - California is the top U.S. target for cybercrime, according to a recent report released by the state's Attorney General, Kamala D. Harris. The report, titled "California and the Fight Against Transnational Organized Crime," details the state's struggles with transnational organized crime, or orga...
CA DMV Reports Possible Credit Card Breach
Mar 24, 2014 - The California Department of Motor Vehicles seems to be the most recent victim of a credit card breach, as reported by KrebsOnSecurity. The DMV has not been able to find any evidence of the possible breach, however, if confirmed, the breach may have exposed a large number of the state's licensed ...
What Is Identity Theft Anyway?
Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information, such as your Social Security number, name or credit card number, without your permission, to commit fraud or other crimes. A thief could take out a mortgage in your name or commit a crime and pretend to be you when caught. Thieves can even use your personal information to apply for a job or use your medical insurance!
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