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A computer screen shows a password attack in progress at the Norwich University computer security training program in Northfield, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

What you need to know about the Heartbleed bug

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information may be at risk as a result of a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this week. The damage caused […]

04/09/2014

A computer screen shows a password attack in progress at the Norwich University computer security training program in Northfield, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

Online security flaw exposes millions of passwords

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly […]

04/09/2014

A computer screen shows a password attack in progress at the Norwich University computer security training program in Northfield, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

Passwords vulnerable after security flaw found

NEW YORK (AP) — Passwords and other sensitive data are at risk after security researchers discovered a problem with an encryption technology used to securely transmit email, e-commerce transactions, social networking posts and other Web […]

04/08/2014

A shopper is viewed through an advertising display for Microsoft Corp.'s Windows. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Getting started on the upgrade from XP to Windows 7 or 8

You can upgrade to Windows 7 or 8 by buying a disc. You will need to back up your files and have discs for any programs you may have installed, as upgrading requires completely wiping […]

04/08/2014

Senate subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs  Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-VT., top, questions US Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah, bottom, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, during the committee's hearing of the USAID's fiscal 2015 budget. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Senator calls ‘Cuba Twitter’ a cockamamie idea

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Twitter-like Cuban social media network that the U.S. government built to stir unrest was a “cockamamie” idea doomed to discovery and failure, the chairman of a Senate panel that oversees the […]

04/08/2014

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Audio expert believes Malaysia black boxes found

The search continues for the missing Malaysia airliner. “Pings” were heard from one area of the Indian Ocean that’s where ships headed to check out the clue. Search crews have failed to pick up more of […]

04/08/2014

In this Nov. 8 2001 file photo, workers install a 10-story Windows XP banner on a hotel near the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Microsoft will end support for its still popular Windows XP. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta, File)

Tech Tips: Your risks and options with Windows XP

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is saying goodbye to Windows XP. Although the operating system is more than 12 years old, and Windows XP computers haven’t been shipped since 2010, there are still millions of […]

04/07/2014

Students gather behind a business looking for a Internet signal for their smart phones in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, April 1, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Cuba’s official media abuzz over ‘secret Twitter’

HAVANA (AP) — Revelations of a secret U.S. government program to set up a cellphone-based social network in Cuba are being trumpeted in the island’s official media as proof of Havana’s repeated allegations that Washington […]

04/04/2014

In this March 3, 2014, photo, a woman uses her cellphone in Camajuani, Cuba. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

US secretly created ‘Cuban Twitter’ to evade government

WASHINGTON (AP) — In July 2010, Joe McSpedon, a U.S. government official, flew to Barcelona to put the final touches on a secret plan to build a social media project aimed at undermining Cuba’s communist […]

04/03/2014

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Yahoo adds more security to thwart surveillance

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Yahoo has added another layer of security in its effort to shield people’s online lives from government spies and other snooping. The measures announced Wednesday include the completion of a system […]

04/03/2014

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestures during the keynote address of the Build Conference Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Microsoft reveals Siri-like Windows Phone feature

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft unveiled a new virtual assistant for Windows Phone devices Wednesday as it seeks to gain traction in a highly competitive and lucrative market for smartphones. The assistant, Cortana, is named […]

04/02/2014