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14 Tips for Safe Online Shopping

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:42pm
Billions of dollars will be spent online in the next month and while most transactions will be uneventful, online shopping security is not a given. These tips can help.
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Microsoft Deactivates Copies of Windows 10 Due to Server Problem

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:42pm
Something went very wrong with Microsoft's activation servers yesterday, which resulted in licensed copies of Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise informing users they need to go and buy a genuine copy of Windows again.
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Is Your VPN Leaking?

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:42pm
For the most part, if you pick one of our best virtual private network services, you'll be well protected. But if your VPN is leaking data, there are steps you can take.
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Facing Facebook's Many Failures

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:42pm
On this episode of Fast Forward, Techonomy Founder David Kirkpatrick wants you to know that Facebook failures are a lot worse than you think.
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The Best Parental Control Software of 2018

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:42pm
Parenting styles run the gamut, and so do the features in parental control and monitoring utilities. We've tested the top products to help you choose the right one for your family.
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The Best Password Managers of 2018

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:42pm
Still using your kid's birthday as your universal password? You're heading toward trouble. With a password manager, you can have a unique and strong password for every secure website. We've evaluated two dozen of the best password managers to help you choose.
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Tim Berners-Lee Pushes for 'Contract' to Protect the Web

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:42pm
The contract calls for the development of an open and free internet, but with a pledge by companies to 'respect consumers' privacy' and to design technologies 'that support the best in humanity and challenge the worst.'
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Google Chrome to Crack Down on Invasive, Misleading Ads

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:42pm
Google actually tried to block the pesky ads with an update to Chrome earlier this year. But on Monday, Chrome product manager Vivek Sekhar said: 'we've learned since then that this approach did not go far enough.'
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Why Passwords Might (Finally) Go Away

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:42pm
Passwords are still the main method for protecting online accounts. Now, a series of regulations and open standards provide hope that we can finally ditch them.
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Bogus Porn Emails Using Old Passwords to Scam You Out of Cash

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:42pm
Cisco Talos says email scammers have made at least $146,000 in bitcoin by circulating sextortion messages. But don't fall for it: no one has incriminating video footage of you.
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US Accuses Chinese Spies of Hacking Aerospace Firms

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:42pm
According to the US Justice Department, the two Chinese intelligence officers led a team of five Chinese hackers that used malware-based attacks to steal turbofan engine plans from aerospace companies.
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Under Attack: How Election Hacking Threatens the Midterms

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:42pm
The United States is grappling with fundamental cybersecurity threats at every level of voting infrastructure, from malware-based campaign hacks to weaponized social media posts. But there are plenty of people trying to do something about it.
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Facebook Shuts Down New Propaganda Effort Linked to Iran

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:42pm
The fake accounts were pretending to be US and UK citizens and largely pumping out left-wing political content against President Trump and Republicans. The propaganda went out to 1 million users, and much of it came in internet meme form.
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China: To Avoid Spying, Trump Should Swap iPhone for a Huawei

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:42pm
The New York Times says China has been listening to Donald Trump's cell phone calls. China denies it and jokes that Trump should use a Huawei phone to avoid eavesdropping.
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Arlo Security Cameras Will Soon Detect Packages, Cars, Animals

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:42pm
The upcoming Package Detection feature will let you watch on your smartphone as packages are delivered to your door. The Vehicle Detection feature will notify you when a vehicle parks on your property, and Animal Detection will keep you informed about animals in your yard.
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Cathay Pacific Discloses Data Breach Affecting 9.4M Passengers

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:42pm
The cache of potentially stolen data includes passengers' names, nationalities, birthdates, phone numbers, email and physical addresses, passport numbers, identity card numbers, frequent flyer numbers, customer service remarks, and historical travel information.
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Tim Cook: Our Data Is Being 'Weaponized Against Us'

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:42pm
Apple's CEO once again blasted the tech industry's reliance on collecting people's personal data to run their products and pushed for a digital privacy law in the US.
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Russian Lab Linked to Malware That Attacks Industrial Plants

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:42pm
A report from security firm FireEye connects a Moscow-based lab to the development of the Triton malware, which was used to attack a Saudi chemical plant last year.
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To Stop Election Meddling, US Tells Russian Trolls to Tread Lightly

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:42pm
According to The New York Times, US Cyber Command is identifying Russian operatives in control of troll accounts and letting them know the US is aware of their activities.
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Tech-Support Scams Still a Problem, but Things Are Improving

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:42pm
According to a recent Microsoft survey, more than 3 in 5 consumers have encountered tech-support scams. But on a more positive note, this type of fraud has become less pervasive than it was in 2016, and fewer people are losing money to it.
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