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 •  November 23

The U.S. government on Tuesday urged businesses to act on an Intel (intc, -0.65%) alert about security flaws in widely used computer chips as industry researchers scrambled to understand the impact of the newly disclosed vulnerability. Homeland Security gave the guidance a day after Intel said it had identified security vulnerabilities in...

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 •  November 7

The ongoing hacking epidemic is leading people to protect their online accounts—or so you would think. In reality, a study suggests about three quarters of the population are ignoring the most effective way of keeping hackers out of their personal information. The tool, known as two-factor authentication (2FA), prompts people to enter a text...

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 •  November 1

The U.S. government has a problem with hackers—but not the kind you think. The problem I refer to is Uncle Sam’s reputation of hostility towards hackers, which makes it difficult to hire the sort of people the country needs to tighten up its sprawling computer networks.I discovered this firsthand by polling hackers and security experts in San...

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 •  October 26

Bad to worse. A security researcher claims to have warned Equifax of major vulnerabilities to its computer systems last December. If true, this contradicts the company’s claim to have only learned about the problems this spring—and provides more evidence Equifax could have prevented a catastrophic data breach that affected at least 145 million...

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 •  October 24

Meet the Internet’s latest menace. Hackers and penny-pinching website hosts are hijacking people’s computers to “mine” cryptocurrency. And we’re not talking about coal and canaries.
Cryptocurrency is mined, or produced, by solving complex mathematical puzzles. It’s like a lottery: The more computing power you throw at the problems, the likelier you...

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 •  October 21

This is your Cyber Saturday edition of Fortune's tech newsletter for October 7, 2017. On Tuesday, the wood-smoke air of California’s wildfires descended on the Bay Area as cybersecurity professionals gathered at the Palace Hotel for an industry event. I spent the morning interviewing Orion Hindawi, CEO of Tanium, the world’s highest privately...

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 •  October 14

This is your Cyber Saturday edition of Fortune's tech newsletter for October 14, 2017. Professor Richard Thaler this week collected a Nobel Prize for his insights into behavioral economics—the idea that, contrary to economic theory, humans are not rational actors when it comes to financial decisions, but can be nudged to make better choices. The...

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 •  October 2

It potentially helped attackers to blind the U.S. military to a cyber attack. Hewlett Packard Enterprise allowed a Russian defense agency to review the inner workings of cyber defense software used by the Pentagon to guard its computer networks, according to Russian regulatory records and interviews with people with direct knowledge of the...

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 •  September 30

Blockchain is a marvelous technology. It relies on sophisticated cryptography to create a tamper-proof ledger across multiple computers, eliminating fraud and mistakes. It's no surprise, then, that pundits are popping up who say using blockchain can avert the next Equifax breach. Too bad it's not that easy. While blockchain is poised to transform a...

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 •  September 25

Global accountancy firm Deloitte has been hit by a sophisticated hack that resulted in a breach of confidential information and plans from some of its biggest clients, Britain's Guardian newspaper said on Monday. Deloitte—one of the big four professional services providers—confirmed to the newspaper it had been hit by a hack, but it said only a...