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Troy Wolverton: 8 simple steps to secure your devices and data

September 1, 2016


Filed under Technology

By Troy Wolverton The Mercury News (TNS) It’s not easy protecting your devices and data these days. Ransomware, email scams, identity theft, hacking attacks, massive data breaches — the news is filled with stories of the security threats consumers, businesses and governments face. When even t...

Twitter warns some users about potential ‘state-sponsored’ hacks

Twitter warns some users about potential ‘state-sponsored’ hacks

December 18, 2015


Filed under Technology

By Samantha Masunaga Los Angeles Times (TNS) Several Twitter users said they have received warnings from the microblogging company that their accounts may have been targeted by “state-sponsored actors.” The warnings, which some users said they received Friday, say that the hackers may have been tryin...

Celebrity Nude Photos: Hackers Could Face Child Pornography Charge

Celebrity Nude Photos: Hackers Could Face Child Pornography Charge

September 3, 2014


Filed under National

By Richard Winton Los Angeles Times (MCT) The culprits who hacked into Apple iCloud accounts to steal nude photos of Hollywood stars could face dozens of federal charges, including distributing child pornography, sources told the Los Angeles Times. At least some of the racy images were of a celebrity ...

Microsoft warns of major Internet Explorer bug; no fix for Windows XP

June 6, 2014


Filed under Technology

By Salvador Rodriguez Los Angeles Times (MCT) Windows XP users are getting their first taste of life without security updates after the discovery of a major flaw within the Internet Explorer Web browser. Microsoft Corp. issued a warning regarding the flaw this weekend, saying it affects Internet E...

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