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Best antivirus: Keep your Windows PC safe from spyware, Trojans, malware, and more

Your PC needs virus protection, full stop. No matter how careful you are, some threats can't be avoided without the aid of antivirus software. Our top picks will keep you protected.

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ZoneAlarm Extreme Security review: Good protection in need of an overhaul

ZoneAlarm Extreme Security's Windows app hasn't changed much in at least seven years. The protection is good, but we have concerns about overall value.

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What is information security? Definition, principles, and jobs

Information security is a set of practices intended to keep data secure from unauthorized access or alterations. Here's a broad look at the policies, principles, and people used to protect data.

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Feds may already have found a way to hack into Apple iPhones

By refusing to put a permanent backdoor in its iOS platform, Apple wants to protect millions of users from future threats by both governments and hackers, privacy advocates said.

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Kadena launches a hybrid platform to connect public, private blockchains

The JP Morgan startup's blockchain braids together multiple interoperable chains via smart contracts over which users can transact business via cryptocurrency.

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Protect your computer in 2020 with Kaspersky, Norton, and AVG

Protect your devices against malware, viruses, and hackers this year with Norton, AVG, and Kaspersky Lab.

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How to use your iPhone as an encrypted Google security key

Google has added the ability to use your iPhone as a physical security key to authenticate your account. Here's how to set it up.

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Best home security camera: Keep an eye on the home front

A boom in wireless security cameras is inspiring a movement in DIY home surveillance. Follow our buying guide and read our reviews to find the best option for you.

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Microsoft, NSA confirm killer Windows 10 bug, but a patch is available

Microsoft and the NSA have confirmed that a flaw in the Windows 10 cryptography system could allow malware to pose as legitimate applications. A patch is available today, however.

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Microsoft to Windows 7: Beat it, you bum

In case the message isn't clear, Windows 7 PCs will soon show a full-page nag screen reminding users that they could fall victim to cyber criminals by running unpatched software.

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Rumors mount that a major bug could be disclosed on the day Microsoft ends support for Windows 7

Researcher Brian Krebs is reporting that a major vulnerability affecting Windows' CryptoAPI service could allow malware to hide as a legitimate app. The NSA is also reportedly involved.

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Tip: You can still upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 for free

Windows 7 went end-of-life today, but you can still take advantage of Microsoft's offer of a free Windows 10 upgrade, even though it officially ended years ago.

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Seven high points of Windows 7

What a long ride it's been for Microsoft's popular OS. Support for Windows 7 ends today, making this a good time to look at the highs and lows of its lifetime.

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Windows 7 is dead: How to stay as safe as possible after the security updates stop

Windows 7 is officially end of life, meaning it will no longer receive security updates. If you're going to keep using it, here's how to stay as safe as possible.

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Saying goodbye to Windows 7 isn’t easy, but you must

One in five Windows users is still using Windows 7. That’s one too many. It’s time to move on.

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How to deal with the impact of digital transformation on networks

To unleash the promise of digital transformation, businesses need to embrace automation and software-defined networking as well as improve security.

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The state of digital transformation in 2020

The lessons learned from a decade of digital transformation provide a roadmap for those embarking on their own initiatives. CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, and Network World team up to dissect that legacy from every angle.

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What is security's role in digital transformation?

With security regaining priority in digital strategies, CISOs are dispersing security responsibility throughout the organization and working to transform the IT culture.

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