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Cloudflare's CTO Wants to Shake Up How We Think About VPNs

PC Magazine Security - 1 hour 18 min ago
Today's approach to VPNs 'just feels ancient,' according to Cloudflare CTO John Graham-Cumming, who wants to change that with the company's new Warp mobile VPN app. We spoke to him after his talk at the Dublin Tech Summit.
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Qualcomm Chip Bug Poses Risk to App Account Security

PC Magazine Security - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 10:52pm
According to security researcher Keegan Ryan, a hacker could use the bug to exploit how mobile apps let us sign in over a smartphone. 'If an attacker uses this vulnerability to steal the key pair, the attacker can impersonate the user's device from anywhere in the world,' he said.
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SecurityWatch: Android vs. iOS, Which Is More Secure?

PC Magazine Security - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 5:35pm
Security expert Max Eddy examines the state of Android and iPhone security. Is your mobile OS of choice the safest? Or is that the wrong question to ask?
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How to Create an Anonymous Email Account

PC Magazine Security - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 6:05am
It's not easy to be anonymous on the internet. Here's how you can stay hidden even on email.
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Teen Sues Apple for $1B Over False Arrest

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 8:01am
Ousmane Bah alleges Apple linked his face to that of a thief who'd stolen his ID which led to several false accusations and his eventual arrest.
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Departing a US Airport? Your Face Will Be Scanned

PC Magazine Security - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 10:02am
US customs intends to have 97 percent of departing passengers scanned with facial recognition tech within four years as a way of cracking down on visa overstays.
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Facebook Collected Millions of Email Contacts Without Consent

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 7:17am
The social network claims the uploading of email contacts from some 1.5 million users was unintentional and is now deleting them.
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Hackers Are Messing With the 'Web's Phone Book' For Espionage

PC Magazine Security - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 7:49pm
The suspected government-backed hackers have been infiltrating companies that run the Domain Name System, including internet service providers and web-hosting organizations, allowing them to corrupt the "phone book of the internet," security researchers warn.
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SecurityWatch: Make Corporations, Not Customers, Suffer for Data Breaches

PC Magazine Security - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:14pm
Whenever there's a huge data breach or other security scare, we ask what can people do to protect themselves. We need to stop asking what the victims can do and put the burden where it belongs: on the companies that allowed the breaches to happen.
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PC Magazine Security - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:14pm
Parental control app Qustodio is a highly configurable, easy-to-manage tool for keeping track of your child's activity on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android devices.
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HP Adds 'Sure Sense' Malware Protection to EliteBooks, ZBooks

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 1:59pm
HP refines its EliteBook 800 series and ZBook business laptops and adds a new software perk: AI-powered antivirus protection.
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Security Flaw Allowed Any App to Run Using EA's Origin Client

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 12:48pm
EA's digital gaming service Origin uses its own client, but it turns out a vulnerability allowed malicious code to be run with user privileges.
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Microsoft's Web-Based Email Services Breached

PC Magazine Security - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:58am
Between Jan. 1 and March 28, Microsoft's email services including Hotmail, Outlook, and MSN were breached and account information accessed.
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Flaws in Wi-Fi's New WPA3 Protocol Can Leak a Network's Password

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 9:06pm
WPA3 was announced last year as a major upgrade to protect Wi-Fi networks from password-cracking attacks. Unfortunately, WPA3 has some flaws that can be exploited to find out a Wi-Fi router's password, according to new research.
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Comodo Antivirus

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 3:57pm
The free Comodo Antivirus includes many high-end bonus features, but the independent antivirus testing labs have little to say about it, and it tanks in some of our own hands-on tests.
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Julian Assange Indicted for Computer Hacking Conspiracy

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:48am
The WikiLeaks founder allegedly agreed to help Chelsea Manning crack a password for Department of Defense computers in order to access classified information, US officials say.
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Thousands of People Listen to Alexa Voice Recordings

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 7:36am
Amazon is always improving Alexa, and that requires thousands of people listen to, transcribe, and annotate the things we say when the smart assistant is listening.
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Google Offers Built-In Security Key Feature for Android Phones

PC Magazine Security - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 5:15pm
Security keys give your online accounts an extra layer of protection, but some people don't want to carry them around or pay up to $50 per key. So Google built a free one into phones running Android 7.0+. Here's how it works.
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SecurityWatch: How to Not Get Locked Out With Two-Factor Authentication

PC Magazine Security - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 3:10pm
Thinking about setting up two-factor authentication but worried you might lose access to your accounts if you lose your security key? Security expert Max Eddy tells you how to avoid this 2FA pitfall without compromising your data.
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Symantec: 2 Out of 3 Hotels Leak Your Personal Details

PC Magazine Security - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 8:56am
Want to place your personal data in danger of being compromised? Simply book a hotel room online and await the email confirmation.
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