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Security of data is consumers’ biggest fear

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In the week when Ireland experienced its biggest ever data hacking breach, a new survey obtained by the Irish Independent reveals that security concerns dwarf all others for consumers. More>>

How the word ‘hacker’ got corrupted

What is generally called "hacking" today was originally called "cracking" in technical circles - as in cracking a safe. Hacking, in its original meaning, has nothing to do with malicious behavior. The term "hacker" seems to have originally developed decades ago at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States,

Password can stop a mobile hack attack

Putting a password on your smartphone is a simple step to reduce personal information or identity being stolen by cyber criminals. According to Symantec's latest cyber-crime report, there was a 42 per cent increase in targeted cyber attacks in 2012, with manufacturing and finance, insurance and real estate being the top

The wide world of hacking in China

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The Chinese have been known to be experts at hacking for quite some time. But what might surprise some is that it's epidemic across the country in all levels of society. More>>

Top 10 Hacking Countries

When it comes to computer-attack traffic, China deserves the bulk of the blame, but not all of it. Ten countries including China accounted for three-quarters of the world's cyber-assault traffic during the last quarter of 2012, according to Akamai Technologies, which helps companies speed the delivery of online content. While detecting the

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