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Chinese Hackers Show Humans Are Weakest Security Link

 Some of the biggest companies in the U.S. remain vulnerable to one of the oldest hacking tricks in the book, according to yesterday’s indictment of five Chinese military officials accused of stealing trade secrets. The common tactic, called spearphishing, was used to access the computer networks of companies including United States Steel Corp. (X) and

Data-breach costs take toll on Target profit

 Target Corp. will be feeling the financial pain for a while from the theft of credit card numbers and other information from millions of its customers. The retailer said Wednesday that its fourth-quarter profit slumped 46 percent. It also reported that revenue slipped 5.3 percent as the breach scared off customers. During the holiday shopping

Samsung’s New Galaxy Said to Feature Bigger, Sharper Display

 Samsung Electronics Co, facing slower demand for smartphones, will release a new device with a larger 5.2-inch screen and sharper display than the current Galaxy S4, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter. The new phone, with an improved battery and camera, will be released about the same time as an upgraded