PC Magazine Security

Password Managers Can Be Vulnerable to Malware Attacks

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 5:07pm
Four popular password managers for Windows 10 can leak your login credentials to the PC's memory, making it possible for hackers to target and steal the data with malware. Password manager makers, however, argue the threat is limited.
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Still Using Windows 7? Microsoft's Next Update Is Critical

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 9:58am
If you want to continue receiving Windows updates, then the next Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 update is critical as it adds support for SHA-2 encryption. Without it, future updates can't be downloaded.
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This Site Is Freaking People Out With AI-Generated, Lifelike Faces

PC Magazine Security - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 3:13pm
The website, thispersondoesnotexist.com, generates a synthetic face every two seconds. It can produce images of men, women, and even children, all with life-like authenticity.
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Enpass Password Manager

PC Magazine Security - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:03am
Enpass Password Manager stores your passwords locally, or uses third-party cloud storage for syncing. It handles the basics, with some quirks, but lacks account inheritance and other advanced features.
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This AI is Too Powerful to Release to The Public

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 6:49pm
The AI system from OpenAI can pump out fiction. It can also write fake news or divisive social media posts. All you have to do is serve up the topic or the beginning first sentence, and the AI will do the rest by trying to write human-like text.
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The Best Free Antivirus Protection for 2019

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:32pm
Even if you're running Windows 10, you shouldn't rely on Microsoft's security tools. Many free third-party security apps are more effective at keeping you safe. We've tested 17 no-cost services to help you find the best free antivirus for protecting your PC.
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Your Guide to Safer Sexting

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:32pm
If you're going to sext, you should know how to do it safely and responsibly. Our sexting tips can help you protect your privacy and your relationships.
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How to Spot and Avoid Credit Card Skimmers

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:32pm
Criminals can easily capture your credit and debit card information with small devices called skimmers and their even more insidious cousins, shimmers. Don't fall victim to these sneaky attacks!
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Photo-Sharing Site 500px Hacked, 14.8M Accounts Accessed

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 8:20am
The photo-sharing website reveals it was hacked in July last year and user data for all 14.8 million or so accounts was accessed. They only discovered the hack had occurred on Feb. 8 and have now reset all account passwords as a precaution.
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Former US Intel Agent Worked With Iran to Phish Old Coworkers

PC Magazine Security - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 3:17pm
Monica Witt, a former US Air Force specialist, allegedly helped Iranian hackers create fake personas on Facebook with the goal of tricking US agents into clicking links or opening files that would secretly download malware to their computers.
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Pentagon: China, Russia Developing Satellite-Killing Lasers

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 6:13pm
Both countries are likely developing an arsenal of anti-satellite weaponry including missiles, cyber attacks and 'directed energy weapons,' according to the Pentagon.
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Email Provider's Servers Wiped in 'Catastrophic' Hack

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 1:35pm
Wisconsin-based VFEmail has offered email service since 2001. But this week, it reported a devastating hack on its servers that may have permanently destroyed US customers' data.
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You Probably Need a Reality Check About Cybersecurity

PC Magazine Security - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 5:38am
A new survey reveals most people are confident about their ability to protect their online accounts, yet many fail to take basic security precautions.
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Evil USB Cable Can Remotely Accept Commands From Hacker

PC Magazine Security - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 8:06pm
The cable itself looks pretty generic, but the security researcher Mike Grover actually fitted a Wi-Fi chip inside one of the sockets, which can be used to remotely send commands to the connected PC.
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The Best Free Antivirus Protection for 2019

PC Magazine Security - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 11:41am
Even if you're running Windows 10, you shouldn't rely on Microsoft's security tools. Many free third-party security apps are more effective at keeping you safe. We've tested 17 no-cost services to help you find the best free antivirus for protecting your PC.
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Your Guide to Safe(r) Sexting

PC Magazine Security - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 4:49pm
If you're going to sext, you should know how to do it safely and responsibly. Our sexting tips can help you protect your privacy and your relationships.
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Jeff Bezos Accuses National Enquirer of Blackmail, Extortion

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 10:57pm
'Of course I don't want personal photos published, but I also won't participate in [AMI's] well-known practice of blackmail, political favors, political attacks, and corruption,' Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos writes in an extraordinary blog post.
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US Senators Demand Probe of Foreign VPNs Over Spying Risk

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 5:56pm
Sens. Ron Wyden and Marco Rubio are worried that foreign-based VPN apps could be used to spy on US government employees, so they've asked DHS to investigate the risk.
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Amazon: We Support Facial-Recognition Tech Regulations

PC Magazine Security - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 4:51pm
But Amazon does not seek to prevent the sale of facial-recognition systems to police departments or government agencies. It instead advocates for restrictions on how the technology is used for law enforcement.
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New Android Bug Can Let Hackers Attack Phone With PNG Image File

PC Magazine Security - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 9:35pm
The good news is that Google has patched the problems with an update to Android. Unfortunately, many third-party device makers can takes months to roll out security patches to their own phones.
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