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Own A Computer or Mobile Device? Security Experts Warn You Must Update the Software Immediately.

Cybersecurity experts say there are two major security flaws affecting billions of devices right now, including desktop computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets and cloud devices from brands like Apple, Google, Amazon, and Microsoft. The best defense is to update the software on all of...

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The Worst Passwords You Could Choose (And How to Avoid Them)

Data breaches were abundant last year, forcing us all to take a look at our own security measures for the many devices and online accounts we use. One of the best ways to help secure your personal data a...

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Life of a Hacker- A Hacker's Toolkit

There are many tools available that hackers can use to access your private communication in WiFi hotspots. This article by Jared Howe, Private WiFi's Senior Manager of Product Marketing Communications discusses some of the most wel...

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Russian Hackers Collect 1.2 Billion Passwords!

‚ÄčThere has been another breach! According to the New York Times, 1.2 billion usernames and passwords have been stolen by a Russian gang. Security researchers have suggested that it is now the LARGEST known collection of stolen Internet credentials. Not only were usernames and passwords stolen, but a...

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Top 10 Passwords You Should Never Use

If you've chosen an easy-to-remember password, such as your username or even the word "password," you may want to think seriously about changing it. ASAP. Easily guessed passwords can compromise your personal identity, privacy and financial accounts.

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Avoid Having Your Facebook Account "Status Jacked"

While sifting through your Facebook newsfeed, you might've stumbled upon one or two posts by a friend that sounded downright bizarre. Would Cindy (or Bobby or Jan) really have said that to the world? Probably not. Odds are their Facebook account has been "status jacked." These Facebook acco...

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