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How to Avoid Being a Victim of Medical Identity Theft

Everyone knows there are identity thieves who want to drain your bank accounts and siphon off your credit. But did you know there are scam artists out to steal your health benefits? So far, 1.5 million Americans have suffered from medical identity theft, at a cost of $29 billion.

The Gym Wants My Fingerprints: A Biometric Dilemma

If your gym wants to use your fingerprints as a biometric ID to save you the trouble of carrying a membership card, is this a good thing? National chain 24-Hour Fitness is hoping to use your most unchangeable identifier to get you to the Stairmaster a bit faster, but is it worth the risk?

Apple to Fix Security Flaw in iPhones, iPads, iPods

Apple says it plans to release a fix for two security flaws in its iOS operating system when it sends out its next software update. The flaws in iOS, which runs the iPhone, iPad and iPod, came to light this week, and could let hackers gain complete control over other users' mobile devices.

Report: China-Based Hackers Stole India Secrets

China-based hackers stole Indian national security information, 1,500 e-mails from the Dalai Lama's office and other sensitive documents, a new report said Tuesday. Researchers at the University of Toronto said they were able to observe the hacking and trace it to core servers located in China and to people based in the southwestern city of Chengdu. The researchers said they monitored the hacking for the past eight months.

Britney Spears, Obama Twitter Hacker Caught

In addition to allegedly hacking the big-name Twitter accounts, the 25-year-old who lives with his parents is also believed to have leaked over 300 confidential Twitter documents to TechCrunch, the tech blog.

Inside Job Possible in Google Cyber-Attack

Google is now investigating whether some of its own employees helped carry out the recent cyber-attack in China, which exposed Gmail accounts of U.S. companies and Chinese dissidents. News reports also say foreign reporters based in China were targeted by the hackers, too.

U.S. Wants China to Explain Cyber Attack on Google

A day after Google said it might quit China after a cyber attack hacked the Gmail accounts of human rights activists there, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asked China's leaders for an explanation. Free speech advocates, meanwhile, praised the search giant's decision to remove censorship filters in the country.