Business News: Cyberthieves steal usernames, passwords

(CNN)- Life in the digital age just got a little more dangerous.  Russian criminals have stolen 1.2 billion internet user names and passwords, according to security firm, Hold Security.  It could be the biggest theft of digital credentials in history.  Computer crooks took user data from more than 420,000 small and large websites.  Experts say they will use the information to send out those annoying spam emails for fake products.  No major email providers were affected, but it's probably wise to give emails advertising miracle diet pills a second look.

(CBS)- It's the first step toward more global email.  Gmail will now recognize addresses that contain accented or non-latin characters.  Just last month Google announced the addition of 13 new languages in Gmail.

(CBS)- Apple will reportedly host an event for its latest smartphone.  A published report says, the company could release more details about a new iPhone on September 9th.  A spokesperson from Apple declined to comment.


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