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63,000 College Students Hacked at University of Central Florida 

At least 63,000 current and former students at the University of Central Florida are getting bad news this week: Someone breached the school’s network to access their social security numbers and other sensitive personal data.

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Kate Knibbs

February 4th

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The NSA Can Spy on You With or Without Encryption

The leaders controlling the US surveillance apparatus can’t agree on encryption. FBI Director Comey has hysterically characterized it as a safe haven for evil-doers. A high-ranking Department of Justice official insisted that encryption could cause a child to die. Meanwhile, the National Security Agency’s leaders are extremely chill about encryption—which is terrifying.

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Kate Knibbs

January 21st

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These are the worst passwords in the world – do you use any of them?

Worst Passwords 2016

Each year, security solutions provider SplashData releases a list of what it has determined to be the most commonly used passwords on the Internet. In other words, these passwords are the worst possible options you can choose to safeguard your accounts, because they're all ridiculously common and are likely among the first options people with any know-how will try when attempting to gain access to your online accounts.

Are you looking to get hacked and you want to make it as easy as possible for anyone and everyone to gain access to your accounts? Feel free to choose any of the 25 options below as your new password.

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Zach Epstein

January 19th

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These are the worst passwords in the world – do you use any of them?

Worst Passwords 2016

Each year, security solutions provider SplashData releases a list of what it has determined to be the most commonly used passwords on the Internet. In other words, these passwords are the worst possible options you can choose to safeguard your accounts, because they're all ridiculously common and are likely among the first options people with any know-how will try when attempting to gain access to your online accounts.

Are you looking to get hacked and you want to make it as easy as possible for anyone and everyone to gain access to your accounts? Feel free to choose any of the 25 options below as your new password.

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Zach Epstein

January 19th

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Justice Department Says Chinese Cyberespionage Is a ‘National Security Emergency’

Stories of Chinese government organizations hacking American corporations are not new . But in a segment aired on 60 Minutes tonight, business leaders, government officials and security experts paint a picture of a particularly sophisticated attack on the intellectual property of “thousands” of companies.

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Chris Mills

January 18th

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Justice Department Says Chinese Cyberespionage Is a ‘National Security Emergency’

Stories of Chinese government organizations hacking American corporations are not new . But in a segment aired on 60 Minutes tonight, business leaders, government officials and security experts paint a picture of a particularly sophisticated attack on the intellectual property of “thousands” of companies.

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Chris Mills

January 18th

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Time Warner Cable Admits 320,000 Customer Passwords May Have Been Stolen

If you’re a Time Warner Cable customer, now is a very good time to change your password. The company admitted late yesterday that it believes personal data belonging to as many as 320,000 customers may have been stolen.

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Jamie Condliffe

January 7th

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Ukraine Power Outages Caused By Malware, Say Researchers

On December 23rd, a large swathe of Ukraine suffered a massive power outage. This week, it’s come to the light that it could have been the result of destructive malware.

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Jamie Condliffe

January 6th

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Hacker Charged With Stealing SSNs, Nude Pics, and Scripts From 130 Celebrities

The Fappening made headlines over a year ago , and Feds are still hunting down the hackers responsible for releasing hundreds of naked celebrity photos. Now there’s been a new celebrity hack, one that might be slightly more terrifying.

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Adam Clark Estes

December 23rd

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How a security director used a rootkit to rig the lottery and steal millions of dollars

Lottery Hacker

Not too long ago, Eddie Tipton was convicted of hacking into the Multi-State Lottery Association's computer system in order to rig a nearly $17 million jackpot in Iowa. Now comes word that an investigation into Tipton's hacking activities is expanding to include a number of other states. Thus far,  lottery officials from Colorado, Wisconsin and Oklahoma have indicated that Tipton may have also gamed lottery jackpots in their respective states.

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Yoni Heisler

December 23rd

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