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(A Target store in South Philadelphia.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

Report Says Target Could Have Stopped Hacker Attack, But Didn’t

Target says it’s not fair to speculate before their investigation is complete.


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Local Expert Says Newer Credit Cards Can Fight Some Types of Fraud, But…

“It’s not like the olden days when, if your credit card was used for some fraud, it was because you lost it,” says Prof. Rob D’Ovidio of Drexel University.


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Hackers Publicizing Syria’s Cause Attack NY Times, Twitter Web Sites

By Ian Bush PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The New York Times web site is hobbling back to life after a cyberattack yesterday.  So is Twitter, which also fell victim to hackers. And we probably haven’t seen […]


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Government’s Access To Cell Phone Records Leaves Privacy Advocates Fuming

The Obama administration and some senators are defending the newly-uncovered but long-active government program to grab our cell phone records – it’s crucial for national security, they say. But privacy advocates are fuming.


(Manti Te'o, during the 2013 BCS Bowl.  Credit: Kevin C. Cox/ Getty Images)

Te’o Case Highlights Dangers of Internet, Local Cybersecurity Expert Warns

It may have been a type of Internet hoax called “catfishing.” That’s a scam in which an online persona is created to reel in someone else.


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Security Experts Warn of Upsurge In ‘Social Engineering’ Scams

“They’ll get phone calls purporting to come from their IT department,” explains a Drexel University expert.


New Facebook ‘Timeline’ Feature Raises Privacy Concerns

For now it’s optional, but eventually all member profiles will change to a “timeline” format, similar to a digital scrapbook.


Experts Warn Facebook Users About New Auto-Tagging Feature

Privacy experts in Philadelphia and elsewhere are warning Facebook users that the social networking site is expanding its use of facial recognition software.