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6 Ways Developers Can Prevent Password Breaches

Samuel Bucholtz | Posted 08.18.2014 | Huffpost Code
Samuel Bucholtz

Is the password system really broken? In reality, the problem with passwords today is largely due to how they're managed by applications.

Gerry Smith

Your Password Laziness Makes Life So Much Easier For Russian Hackers

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 08.06.2014 | Technology

A gang of Russian hackers recently stole more than 1 billion usernames and passwords, and they likely got help from an unlikely accomplice: you. Ou...

9 Impulse Purchases You Instantly Regret

Adam Levin | Posted 06.26.2014 | Money
Adam Levin

If you are rigorous, you can have a six-month cushion in the bank in no time -- but you have to take the first step, which in many cases is a non-step. Leave the items on the shelf (virtual or otherwise) and keep your wallet in your pocket.

After the Big Data Breach, Has Target Learned Its Lesson?

Adam Levin | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Adam Levin

While there have been surveys that tell a different story, with at least one reporting that more than 60 percent of Target shoppers aren't too worried about their data security, the common wisdom now is that a breach can undo years of brand equity -- and that appears to be the case at Target.

Data Security: Can Corporations Protect Us From Hackers?

Adam Levin | Posted 07.08.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

Gregg Steinhafel's ouster at Target this week was a major C-Suite casualty in corporate America's war on hackers. Sales took a major nosedive after the retailer's big data security breach hit the news last December, with fourth-quarter profits down 46 percent. So what's a CEO to do?

Why There Will Be Another Major Data Breach (And Another, And Another)

Adam Levin | Posted 04.26.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

Just remember that it all comes down to money: yours (that the criminals want), and the cold hard cash that some corporations and institutions haven't spent to keep your information secure.

Small Businesses: Prepare to Be Breached!

Adam Levin | Posted 04.15.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

Reality check: Hackers will always go after the weakest link. If they determine that the big guys have toughened up, they're just going to go after easier targets, like small businesses. So what is a small business owner to do?

Big Data Breaches -- The Shape of Things to Come

Mary Buffett | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Mary Buffett

Now that the impact of the Target data breach has grown from 40 million card members to 70 million, and to perhaps as high as 110 million, prepare for all sorts of mayhem because this data theft is just the start of things to come.

Woman Wastes 6 Hours Of Her Life On Hold With Target

Posted 12.30.2013 | Business

Think you've had a frustrating phone experience with a customer service rep? It was likely a breeze compared to the hell endured by Katie Johnson. ...

Americans Want Government Action on Hacking and ID Theft, According to New Survey

Edward J. Black | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology
Edward J. Black

Americans are acutely aware of the threat posed by hackers and ID thieves: Fifty-five percent say they or someone they know had their email account breached; 62 percent report receiving a suspicious email from someone likely due to that person's email being hacked.

5 Things to Do If You Shopped at Target During Their Data Breach

Adam Levin | Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

Consumers just have to prepare for the day that they inevitably will have to deal with an identity theft issue, because it's no longer a matter of "if": It's a matter of "when."

Why the Adobe Hack Scares Me -- And Why It Should Scare You

Adam Levin | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

If you're one of those folks who believed that "it will never happen to me," when it comes to identity theft, the hack of Adobe's internal database isn't just bad news -- it's scary.

What's a Data Breach?

Christopher Burgess | Posted 06.22.2013 | Technology
Christopher Burgess

If you are entrusted with data, do take the time to understand the processes and procedures which are in place to protect the data.

Hackers: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Pay 'Em Like Bankers

Adam Levin | Posted 08.15.2012 | Technology
Adam Levin

So what's it worth to you to prevent world-wide economic collapse, or even a major interruption of essential services, like power or water? These are not hypothetical questions.

4 Steps to Follow When Your Credit Card Is Compromised

Christopher Burgess | Posted 04.18.2012 | Money
Christopher Burgess

Given a "third party" lost my PCI data, and caused a cascade of events and expenses for others, that there had to be an equitable way to pass through the cost and expenses to the party responsible for the events.

Gerry Smith

In Push For Data, Schools Expose Students To Identity Theft

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 08.08.2012 | Technology

"Burdened Beginnings" is a series examining the problem of child identity theft. Other stories in the series can be found here. In El Paso, Texas, ...

Citigroup Suffers Another Massive Data Breach

The Japan Times | Posted 10.08.2011 | Technology

Citi Cards Japan Inc. says personal information about some 92,400 customers, including names, addresses and credit card numbers, may have been leaked,...

How To Protect Your Company From A Data Hack

Todd Davis | Posted 08.10.2011 | Business
Todd Davis

The cost of data breaches continues to rise, and it's no surprise that many find themselves asking, "If the high-profile companies are at risk, what's the small business to do?"

Regulators Pressure Banks After Citi Data Breach

Posted 08.09.2011 | Technology

By Maria Aspan - Thu Jun 9, 4:13 pm ET NEW YORK (Reuters) - Major U.S. banks came under growing pressure from banking regulators to improve the...

Customers Stay Despite High-Profile Data Breaches

AP | By JORDAN ROBERTSON | Posted 07.02.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO -- Week after week, thieves break into corporate computer systems to steal customer lists, email addresses and credit card numbers. Larg...