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Congress just snuck a controversial cybersecurity measure into its year-end bill

Congress just snuck a controversial cybersecurity measure into its year-end bill

A massive year-end spending measure moving through Congress includes a provision that will encourage companies to share cyber threat information with the government while providing them with liability protections for not acting on information received. The measure, a culmination of several years of effort to pass a

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Venmo Money, Venmo Problems – The mobile payment service is trendy, easy to use, and growing fast. But is it safe?

Venmo Money, Venmo Problems – The mobile payment service is trendy, easy to use, and growing fast. But is it safe?

Two twentysomethings hop out of a cab. They get dinner. They grab drinks at a bar. Neither stops to worry about splitting the tab. “Just Venmo me,” one says. That’s how most stories about Venmo, the popular mobile-payment app, begin. First there’s a short anecdote illustrating how Venmo

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A $10 Tool Can Guess (And Steal) Your Next Credit Card Number

A $10 Tool Can Guess (And Steal) Your Next Credit Card Number

WHEN SAMY KAMKAR lost his American Express card last August and received its replacement in the mail, something about the final digits on the new card set off an alert in the hacker lobe of his brain. He compared the numbers with those of his previous three

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