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Adobe Officially Killing Flash by End of 2020

PC Magazine Security - 1 hour 44 min ago
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.
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The Best Ransomware Protection of 2017

PC Magazine Security - 1 hour 44 min ago
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.
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The Best Free Antivirus Protection of 2017

PC Magazine Security - 1 hour 44 min ago
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.
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The Best Password Managers of 2017

PC Magazine Security - 1 hour 44 min ago
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.
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Pinterest Adds Two-Factor Authentication

PC Magazine Security - 1 hour 44 min ago
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.
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US Shuts Down Huge Online Dark Web Market, AlphaBay

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 3:25pm
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.
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After Docs Phishing Scam, Google to Call Out Unverified Apps

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 6:52pm
Google is rolling out a new 'unverified app' warning screen, which will appear when you encounter web apps Google has not confirmed as authentic.
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FBI: Your Kid's Internet-Connected Toys Might Be Spying on Them

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 2:09pm
The FBI says sensors, microphones, cameras, and other components in internet-connected toys 'could put the privacy and safety of children at risk.'
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Bitdefender Antivirus Plus

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:58am
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.
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Kaspersky Denies Close Ties to Russian Intelligence

PC Magazine Security - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 3:04pm
The denial follows reports about the firm's link to the Russian government.
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Feds Investigate Cyberattack on US Power Plants

PC Magazine Security - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 7:13pm
The malware appears to come from several phishing campaigns, according to the FBI and Department of Homeland Security.
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WWE Data Breach Exposes 3 Million Accounts

PC Magazine Security - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 3:08pm
Names, addresses, and other personal information of wrestling fans sat on an unprotected Amazon cloud server in plain text.
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KeepSolid VPN Unlimited (for iPhone)

PC Magazine Security - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 1:53pm
With affordable and flexible pricing, an attractive app, solid speed test performance, and advanced features, KeepSolid VPN Unlimited for iPhone has it all.
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John McAfee Free to Use His Name After Settling With Intel

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 12:53pm
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.
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Singapore Tops US for Best Cybersecurity

PC Magazine Security - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 3:57pm
The US is second only to Singapore in the UN's ranking, which examines countries' abilities to defend against cyber attacks.
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Avast Premier 2017

PC Magazine Security - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 10:54am
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.
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Microsoft IT Support Call Fraudsters Arrested

PC Magazine Security - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 7:17am
Four people arrested in the UK following tens of thousands of fraudulent calls being made every year demanding money for non-existent PC problems.
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Windows Defender Gets Better at Preventing Ransomware

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 06/29/2017 - 3:31pm
The built-in Windows Defender antivirus program will soon prevent suspicious apps from accessing protected folders like Documents and Pictures.
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Petya Ransomware: What You Need to Know

PC Magazine Security - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 12:16pm
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.
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Russia Announces Crackdown on Telegram App

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 06/27/2017 - 8:46pm
The Russian government believes that terrorists used the Telegram messaging app to plan an attack on the St. Petersburg metro in April.
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