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Don't worry: 'Password' is not the most popular password

Don't worry. The word "password" is not the most popular password out there. People are apparently catching on that passwords need to be stronger. So most opt for … wait for it … "123456."

Federal agency releases advice for safely investing in Bitcoin

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a consumer advisory highlighting known scams and shortcomings of cryptocurrencies. The agency also announced it would begin accepting complaints pertaining to specific virtual currencies or companies that deal in them.

Spotlight: Even hackers stopped working during the World Cup final

Hackers were following the World Cup final match instead of wreaking havoc on the Internet, according to data collected by security firm Imperva.

Security firm AVAST, music streaming service Spotify report data breaches

Security firm AVAST and music streaming service Spotify both admitted to data breaches this week, reports Ars Technica.

Hackers in chains: 13 of the biggest US prison sentences for electronic crime

Last week  David Camez gained the dubious distinction of having the longest U.S. prison sentence ever for electronic crime--tied only with one other, perhaps better-known individual, Albert Gonzalez.  FierceITSecurity  has gathered stats and crime details on Camez, Gonzalez and 11 other owners of the longest sentences on record for illegal digital acitivities.

Knock knock! Law enforcement agencies coordinate global raids on Blackshades users (UPDATED)

Some hackers who bought the remote access tool (RAT) known as Blackshades got something extra over the weekend with their purchase: a visit from the police.

Infographic: 2013 sets data breach record

As the IT security world continues to process the magnitude of the Target data breach, Symantec is confirming what many of us suspected--that 2013 was a record-setting year for data breaches.

Social engineering: A short glossary of terms

13 social engineering phrases and lingo, defined with help from Chris Hadnagy

Hacked documents cast suspicion on Mt. Gox CEO Karpeles

Evidence based on documents acquired from the hacked accounts of Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles leads some jilted users to believe the company's very public downfall was actually an internally executed fraud.

Hackers get better, while IT security falls further behind, says Verizon

SAN FRANCISCO--Hackers are getting better at what they do while the security community is not keeping up, according to preliminary results from the Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigation Report released this week at the RSA Conference.