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  • Why Energy Grids Are So Susceptible to Cyberattack Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 2:17 PM ET
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    Computer war has grown up. It has moved from the age of the equivalent of black powder to the equivalent of high-explosive shells—not yet nuclear devices, but close.

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    Boston airport will be the first U.S. location to use upgraded body scanners that display more generic, "Gumby"-like images of passengers. The new machines offer more traveler privacy without sacrificing security.

  • Expedited Airport Security Program 'PreCheck' Expands Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 12:21 PM ET
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    The Transportation Security Administration's "PreCheck" expedited security screening program expanded to more airports and airlines this week.

  • Faster, Better Airport Security May Not Be Far Off Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 3:01 PM ET
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    High-tech, faster airport security designed to identify travelers via fingerprints and iris scans may not be far off, the airline industry says. Obstacles, though, remain.

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    The federal agency is aggressively responding to a series of what it sees as hostile attempts by private sector firms to access its website at times when market-moving economic data are released to the public.

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    A secret nanoscale "backdoor" etched into the silicon of a supposedly secure programmable chip could give cyberattackers access to classified US weapons systems, including guidance, flight control, networking, and communications systems, according to a new report by cybersecurity researchers in Britain. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

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    A new smartphone app allows travelers to file an immediate complaint with the Transportation Security Administration if they feel mistreated during checkpoint screening.

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    Aircraft manufacturer Airbus is offering extra-wide coach seats to airlines ordering their Airbus A320 jets. But is the move simply a way for airlines to accomodate larger passengers, and charge extra for more space?

  • Report: Henry Kissinger Received Full TSA Pat-Down Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 5:28 PM ET
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    Henry Kissinger, the jet-setting diplomat who invented shuttle diplomacy, reportedly had to go through a full pat-down before a flight to Toronto at New York's LaGuardia Airport.

  • Is it Time to Abolish the TSA? Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 10:01 PM ET
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    The Transportation Security Administration’s days should be numbered, especially after recent headlines about alleged mistreatment of passengers, Rep. John Mica said Thursday.

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    In an effort to crackdown on counterfeiting the department of homeland security has been raiding flea markets and confiscating counterfeit goods.

  • New Machines at Airport Checkpoints Weed Out Fraud Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 1:18 PM ET
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    Airport check-ins for passengers are heading for higher technological ground. The Transportation Security Administration is testing a system that checks identification and boarding passes by machine rather than the standard visual check by officers.

  • Are TSA Agents Too Rude? Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 12:17 PM ET
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    If you've ever been browbeaten, barked at or belittled by a TSA agent — and let's be honest, who among us hasn't? — then you've got a friend in Sen. Harry Reid. He plans to ask Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to tell airport security workers to be nicer.

  • No More Elite and First Class Airport Security Lanes? Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 3:40 PM ET
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    Legislation is being considered that would end the perk first class and airline elite passengers enjoy today — preferred security lines at airports nationwide.

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    Janet Napolitano, the U.S. secretary for Homeland Security, told CNBC Thursday she doesn’t know how vulnerable U.S. businesses are to cyber attacks, because private companies aren’t required to disclose that information.

  • Taking the Fast Track to the Boarding Gate Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 4:28 PM ET
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    For harried business travelers, time is money. Many products and services are billed as ways to get you to the airport gate sooner. But does it pay to spend a few extra dollars to save time in the TSA security line?

  • Funniest Homeland Security Headline - Ever Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 1:28 PM ET
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    Airport security officials see a lot of things show up in our luggage. Spear guns and tear gas grenades. Snakes. Bathtubs?

  • Euro Break-Up Most Overrated Risk: Eurasia Group Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 10:55 AM ET
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    The risk of a break-up of the euro zone is “vastly overplayed” and a collapse of the single currency area is out of the question, Ian Bremmer, President of the Eurasia Group told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Looking to Streamline Airport Security Screenings Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 9:50 AM ET
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    An airline lobbying group, the IATA hsa proposed a new concept for airport passengers, where travelers would stop only briefly to identify themselves before entering a tunnel-like structure where machines would screen them for metals, explosives and other banned items as they walked through, reports the New York Times.

  • New Careers After 40 Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 3:27 PM ET
    Life may begin at 40, but job searches that begin at that age can be discouraging. After all, it’s not the job market that it used to be. Entire professions are disappearing, and the labor market is flooded with unmarried, childless, eager young applicants whose salary requirements are generally lower.Despite this grim scenario, older workers shouldn’t despair. They bring such hard-won assets as experience and discipline to the table, and the people doing the hiring know it. “Savvy employers are

    CNBC.com spoke with experts in tech, human resources, and finance to determine which professions are best for workers over 40.