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Hackers take advantage of unknown flaw in Internet Explorer to attack web users

Hackers take advantage of unknown flaw in Internet Explorer to attack web users

Computer users are vulnerable to all sort of attacks that seek to steal personal information or install nefarious software on PCs. At times, the attacks target flaws in the computer operating system and at times, they target other software on the machine such as the web browser. Hackers have attacked web users recently using an unknown flaw in Internet Explorer.

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Snapchat hack sends photos of smoothies to friends list

Snapchat hack sends photos of smoothies to friends list

If you are an avid user of the app Snapchat, you are familiar with hacks and other issue that make the app not so secure. One of the big issues in the past were hacks that allowed people to save the pictures that you sent them indefinitely. If it was something mundane like a shot of your lunch, perhaps not such a big deal. If it was a racy photo of something else, saving it could be a big deal indeed.

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As coffee brewing methods go, this one’s super-geeky

As coffee brewing methods go, this one’s super-geeky

Coffee can be super-geeky when you want it to be. Not everyone is content with Nespresso or Keurig, but while drip methods can be simple and still deliver far greater results, winning awards for your brewing takes a little extra work. 2014 North East Brewers Cup champion Todd Carmichael has one such method, snatching first prize with a convoluted but fun double-filtering system that's likely to prove divisive for coffee enthusiasts. Check out the video after the cut.

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Retailer Michaels credit card hack latest in payments breach

Retailer Michaels credit card hack latest in payments breach

Crafts retailer Michaels is the latest company to suffer a credit card breach, warning customers that it is investigating the potential theft of payment details. The retailer, which operates around 1,250 stores in the US, has not disclosed how many customers it believes have been affected, nor whether the breach was in physical locations, online, or both; it is now working with federal law enforcement and data security experts to ascertain the extent of the damage, Michaels confirmed in a statement provided to researcher Brian Krebs.

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Up to 1.1m cards affected in Neiman Marcus hack

Up to 1.1m cards affected in Neiman Marcus hack

The Neiman Marcus hack saw potentially 1.1m credit card details stolen, the high-end retailer has admitted, though claims no online customers were impacted nor PINs stolen. "The malware actively attempted to collect or "scrape" payment card data from July 16, 2013 to October 30, 2013" Neiman Marcus president and CEO Karen Katz wrote in an open letter to customers, though so far credit card companies have said only around 2,400 cards have actually seen fraudulent activity as a result. Still, the retailer has offered a make-up deal to anyone who shopped there between January 2013 and 2014.

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Chinese government blames cyber attack for internet outage in the country

Chinese government blames cyber attack for internet outage in the country

The Chinese government announced this week that it believes an internet outage that has hit the country is the result of a cyber attack. Web users within the country were unable to reach certain websites starting around 3:20pm local time on January 21 according to the National Computer Network Emergency Response Center. That response center has issued a preliminary conclusion that the outage was caused by a cyber attack.

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