A participant stands near a screen during the ethical hacking contest Insomni'hack 2014 on March 21, 2014 in Geneva. Nearly 300 hackers from all Europe gathered to measure and improve their talent at the 7th edition of the Swiss security conference and ethical hacking contest Insomni'hack organized by SCRT a Swiss company specialized in computer security. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI


7 Ways to Improve Your Security Now

There's no foolproof way to thwart every digital attack, but taking a few smart steps will make it much less likely that you'll suffer a major security breach.

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A Wave of Cyberattacks Is Sweeping the Globe
Originally centered on Ukraine, the attacks have now spread to Brita…
Brainwave-Reading Headsets Could Help Hackers
Scientists are urging programmers to strengthen security in brain-co…
Are Smart Homes Safe From Hackers?
Filling your home with smart gadgets can make day-to-day tasks a bre…
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This Nerf Gun Works With Electrical Impulses

Why settle for a toy gun when you could have a bionic toy gun?

China Tried to Hack Dignitaries Touring a U.S. Aircraft Carrier

Foreign visitors to the ship were sent fake emails.

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100 Million Volkswagens Could Be Unlocked by a Simple Key Fob Hack

The signal from your wireless key fob could give a thief access to your car.

Watch a Teen Build a Functional Two-Stroke Engine Entirely From Scratch
YouTube's "MakerJ101" used nothing more than scrap parts, a soldering iron, and a drill press to build this fully functional little eng…
The FBI Arrested an Hacker On a Disney Cruise

Yep. You read that right.

Hackers Crack Key-Fob Encryption

Another day, another car hack.

A Flaw In Android Could Let Hackers Attack You With Just a Text

It's a widespread problem that's also hard to fix.

Anti-Abortion Activists Hack Planned Parenthood

The hackers have apparently stolen workers' names and e-mail addresses.

Hackers Hold the IDs of 37 Million AshleyMadison.com Users Hostage

A group called "The Impact Team" has stolen data from sites like AshleyMadison and Established Men.

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Hackers Stole 21.5 Million Social Security Numbers
It is believed to be among the largest breaches in the history of the U.S. government.
Hackers May Be Stealing Money From Your Starbucks App
Be careful how you pay for your coffee
Security Experts Find More Major Problems for Lenovo
This one could let hackers spoof official Lenovo updates
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How Yahoo Plans to Kill the Password
It's two-step verification... but without the first step
Webcam Hacking & How to Stop Hackers from Watching You
We hate to be the bearer of creepy tidings, but anything that's connected to a computer on the Internet is at risk of being compromised…