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CNET website and 1 million passwords compromised by Russian hacker group

CNET hacked

CNET, the popular tech news and reviews website, was compromised over the weekend by Russian hackers called "W0rm," CNET's parent company confirmed yesterday.

Popular network tool Nmap in CNET security brouhaha

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CNET offers a download of the free Nmap software, but not from Nmap's own site. Instead, CNET has wrapped the Nmap installer with a program of its own. On your way to Nmap, you're pushily offered a toolbar first.

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