Office Depot, OfficeMax claim new computers have malware to sell useless removal services

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Office Depot and OfficeMax have both been caught using diagnosis software that claims brand-new PCs are infected with malware, then offering to charge consumers $150 to $200 to remove it. Analysis of the same systems by independent third parties has found zero evidence of any malware.

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Home Depot announces future Apple Pay support, will become largest partner retailer

Home Depot on Tuesday officially announced upcoming support for Apple Pay, and with more than 2,000 stores will be the largest retail chain to sign on to Apple’s branded NFC-based mobile payments initiative.



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Home Depot Gives 56 Million Customers a Heads Up


Home Depot on Thursday said it had excised the malware demon from its computerized payment system after its recent discovery of a security breach in which thieves stole records of 56 million credit cards. Home Depot stopped short of admitting that an ongoing security upgrade may have contributed to the breach. Efforts to harden the system with enhanced encryption and new technology will not be completed in some areas until early next year. Cybercriminals used a custom-built malware attack to evade detection for at least five months.

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Home Depot All But Confirms Doozy of a Data Breach


Home Depot may have experienced a massive security breach — possibly on a greater scale than last year’s Target breach, which affected an estimated 110 million people. Home Depot on Wednesday said it was investigating the possibility, following security researcher Brian Krebs’ Tuesday alert. Multiple banks earlier on Tuesday had seen indications that Home Depot was the source of a huge new batch of stolen credit and debit cards that had gone on sale in the cybercrime underground.

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Protect yourself from the latest data breach

There are troubling signs that The Home Depot may have been hacked—so far the retailer has released a statement that says only that it is “looking into some unusual activity that might indicate a…

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