Target Discusses Breach With State Attorneys

Target Corp. moved on Monday to allay rising concerns from state attorneys general over its 20-day security breach.

J.P. Morgan Warns of UCard Data Breach

As many as 465,000 consumers affected.

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After Hacking Incident, Social Startup Buffer Boosts Security Measures

Buffer, a social media management app for businesses, announced on Tuesday that it will now offer two-factor authentication security for its users. The additional security measures require a user to validate their identity with their smartphone before logging in to the service, a feature also offered by Facebook, Google and others. The feature comes just one month after Buffer was hacked and used to post spam to some user accounts.

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Trained Monkeys Fix YouTube Outage

YouTube had an outage on Monday, and its jokey error message (“A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation”) had some users wondering if it had been hacked. A spokesperson for the video site said, “Some people encountered errors, or a slower than normal experience on YouTube today. We worked quickly to address the issue and fixed the problem. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this caused.”

Social Sharing App Buffer Hacked, Temporarily Halts Service

Social media managers, take note.

AllThingsD Week in Review: iPhone Overload, YouTube Offline and the Future of AllThingsD

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.

Yes, Apple Is Working on a Fix for the iOS 7 Lock Screen Hack

In the meantime, just disable access to Control Center on your iOS device’s lock screen.

Facebook Responds to Zuckerberg Profile Hack: Our Bad (Sorta)

The hacker says he was just trying to help!
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the Facebook Home launch event.


Washington Post Site Is Hacked

The hack comes a day after the New York Times site was down for several hours, though the Times said the outage was caused by an “internal issue” and there was no reason to suspect a cyberattack.

Home Security

I can see all of the devices in your home and I think I can control them.

— Forbes reporter Kashmir Hill, to the owner of a “smart home,” whose system was accessible to her due to a vulnerability in a now-discontinued product