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In just a few short years, Flash Player will be going away for good—news that's probably music to the ears of IT security pros everywhere.
When ransomware turns your most important files into encrypted gibberish, and paying big bucks to get those files back is your only choice, you're in big trouble. One of these top-performing anti-ransomware utilities is your best bet to stay safe.
Even if you're running Windows 10, you shouldn't rely on Microsoft's security tools. Many free third-party apps are more effective at keeping you safe. We've tested 15 no-cost AV services to help you find the right one for protecting your PC.
A password like "123456" or "monkey" is easy to remember, but it's also easy to crack. With the help of a password manager, you can have a unique and strong password for every secure website. We've evaluated two dozen to help you choose.
The security feature requires you to enter an additional passcode to log in to your account. It's rolling out to all users in the next few weeks.
The site was used by 'hundreds of thousands' of people to buy and sell illegal goods and services, such as drugs, stolen IDs, malware, and other hacking tools.
Google is rolling out a new 'unverified app' warning screen, which will appear when you encounter web apps Google has not confirmed as authentic.
The FBI says sensors, microphones, cameras, and other components in internet-connected toys 'could put the privacy and safety of children at risk.'
The labs give Bitdefender Antivirus Plus top marks, and it aces some of our own hands-on tests. Beyond that, it adds a wealth of security features that almost qualify it as a security suite. It's a winner.
The denial follows reports about the firm's link to the Russian government.
The malware appears to come from several phishing campaigns, according to the FBI and Department of Homeland Security.
Names, addresses, and other personal information of wrestling fans sat on an unprotected Amazon cloud server in plain text.
With affordable and flexible pricing, an attractive app, solid speed test performance, and advanced features, KeepSolid VPN Unlimited for iPhone has it all.
Under the terms of the settlement, antivirus software company founder John McAfee can use his name on new projects as long as they aren't security-related.
The US is second only to Singapore in the UN's ranking, which examines countries' abilities to defend against cyber attacks.
Upgrading from Avast's very good security suite to Avast Premier 2017 gets you a comprehensive secure deletion utility and automation for its software updater component. You'll have to decide if that's worth the significant added cost.
Four people arrested in the UK following tens of thousands of fraudulent calls being made every year demanding money for non-existent PC problems.
The built-in Windows Defender antivirus program will soon prevent suspicious apps from accessing protected folders like Documents and Pictures.
Petya has affected more than 12,500 machines in Ukraine alone, and spread to another 64 countries, including Belgium, Brazil, Germany, Russia, and the US.