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Best antivirus software: 12 top tools

These top-ranking Windows 10 client antivirus products were tested on three primary criteria: protection, performance and usability.

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Cobalt cybercrime group might be launching Magecart skimming attacks

Researchers link Magecart-based skimming attacks to Cobalt (a.k.a. Carbanak), whose cyber attacks have netted millions of dollars.

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Chinese cyberespionage group PKPLUG uses custom and off-the-shelf tools

A previously unknown group or collective associated with China is targeting victims in Asia, possibly for geopolitical gain.

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ClamXav 3 review: It’s good, it’s cheap, but it doesn’t beat free

ClamXav 3 offers the same dependable coverage it always has with a mild interface improvement with better usability.

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Google's new Password Checkup tells you if your accounts can be compromised

Google's Password Checkup scans your saved Chrome passwords for weak, reused, and flat-out compromised credentials.

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Post-retirement Windows 7 patches: Not just for the big dogs now

Microsoft now says it will offer patches for the aging OS through early 2023 to any business that's willing to pay up.

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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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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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Kaspersky Security Cloud 2020 review: Good value for multi-device families

Kaspersky's new Security Cloud suite protects all your devices, with excellent value for families with a wide number of smartphones, PCs, and Macs.

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BitLocker, Windows' built-in encryption tool, no longer trusts your SSD's hardware protection

After reports of widespread flaws in hardware-based SSD encryption, Microsoft has pushed out an update that defaults BitLocker protection to software-based AES encryption.

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Marriott data breach FAQ: How did it happen and what was the impact?

In late 2018, the Marriott hotel chain announced that one of its reservation systems had been compromised, with hundreds of millions of customer records, including credit card and passport numbers, being exfiltrated by the attackers....

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Cisco: 13 IOS, IOS XE security flaws you should patch now

Cisco this week warned its IOS and IOS XE customers of 13 vulnerabilities in the operating system software they should patch as soon as possible.

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Magecart web skimming group targets public hotspots and mobile users

IBM researchers discover new Magecart scripts suggest planned advertisement injection through Wi-Fi and supply chain attacks.

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Social engineering explained: How criminals exploit human behavior

Social engineering is the art of exploiting human psychology, rather than technical hacking techniques, to gain access to buildings, systems or data.

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Why you can stop paying for antivirus software

Microsoft's Windows Security (formerly Windows Defender) is now on a par with paid solutions such as McAfee and Norton, meaning you could protect your PC for the price of free.

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Microsoft delivers emergency security update for antiquated IE

The browser flaw, a classic 'zero-day' vulnerability found by a security engineer with Google's Threat Analysis Group, is already being exploited by attackers.

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A new Internet Explorer bug can take over your entire PC, so stop using it

Microsoft and Google warn that a new bug discovered in Internet Explorer for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 can totally take over your PC.

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CISA’s Krebs seeks more measured approach to election security heading into 2020

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency director says overhyped concern is a problem, while election officials say they reap the benefits of improved communications.

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Senator Warner seeks "grand alliance" to protect against surveillance threat from China’s tech dominance

The senator believes Chinese companies will be required to aid surveillance of the US, especially as 5G networks roll out.

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HP buys Bromium to apply virtualization security to its PCs

HP purchased Bromium, a company whose technology isolates downloaded files and browser tabs within secured virtual machines. HP already licenses Bromium technology, for its Sure Click solution in certain HP laptops.

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