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AOL Digital Matters - Computer Security Posts

These Cute Teddy Bears Have Been Recording Your Kids

When we think of cyberhacks, we often think of criminals trying to break into a network of important information protected behind a screen. You might think of enterprises and large organizations as victims of cyberattacks, but actors are moving their target to the home. Living with thr...

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Think you've been hacked? Here's what to do.

Do you have the feeling you've been hacked? Are your passwords not working, files disappearing or have you noticed new programs on your computer that you didn't put there? Whether you have solid proof or just a sneaking suspicion, the idea of someone stealing your private information i...

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The Many Faces of Malware

Malware refers to a number of different types of malicious software created by cyber-criminals to gain access to your devices and steal personal information or cause damage. Keep reading to find out more about how malware attacks and what kinds of damage it could do to your computer. Plus, we've thr...

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The C.I.A.Hacking Claims - What It Means to You and How to Protect Yourself

It's been all over the news this week: WikiLeaks has released documents that suggest the Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) is hacking into everyday products, such as iPhones, Androids, laptops, wi-fi routers, televisions and other smart devices in the interest of protecting our...

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Wireless Safety Tips for Travelers

Packing smartphones, tablets and laptops seems like a no-brainer when it comes to traveling, whether you're flying, driving or riding to your destination. Being connected on-the-go is convenient and entertaining (and keeps kids occupied for extended periods of time), but it can also be...

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How to Protect Yourself from Online Phishing Attacks

What is Phishing? Phishing is the attempt by cybercriminals to steal your personal information—including usernames, passwords and credit card details—by posing as a legitimate company. Phishers may send emails asking you to click on a link to verify an account, update...

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The Most Dangerous Celebrities of 2016

Everybody loves some celebrity gossip once in a while. Whether you sift through tabloids in the checkout aisle, or bookmark fan sites on your browser, we're all suckers for a good Hollywood story. But did you know that your love for red carpet stars can be dangerous? This ye...

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Diet Ads: To Click or Not To Click?

We've all seen them before. Online ads claiming to have the cure for weight loss, complete with before and after photos showing the potential impact their product or program could have on your body. Plenty of weight loss websites that consumers will visit are safe and secure, but so...

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