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Hey, Windows 7 and XP Users -- You Need to Patch Now

Hey, Windows 7 and XP Users -- You Need to Patch Now

This month's round of Microsoft Patch Tuesday security updates was just released, and there's a pretty serious flaw that affects all Microsoft operating systems earlier than Windows 8.Windows 7 and it...

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Killer Deal: $200 Off 12.9-inch iPad Pro Tablet

Killer Deal: $200 Off 12.9-inch iPad Pro Tablet

Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro is the best tablet for power users. It offers unrivaled processing power, an epic 13-hour battery, and one of the most immersive tablet screens we've seen. All that muscle d...

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Did Your Firefox Add-Ons Break? Here's How to Fix Them

Did Your Firefox Add-Ons Break? Here's How to Fix Them

If you used Mozilla Firefox over the weekend, you may have noticed that some of your add-ons and extensions stopped working. Fortunately, the problem has now been fixed, and if your browser doesn't up...

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Asus Admits Servers Hacked Two Months After Being Notified

Asus Admits Servers Hacked Two Months After Being Notified

Asus finally issued a statement today (March 26) regarding the hacking of its own firmware-update servers, more than 24 hours after Vice Motherboard and Kaspersky Lab publicly disclosed the issue and ...

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 Macs Being Attacked by Windows Malware

Macs Being Attacked by Windows Malware

Look out, Mac users! Your machines are under attack -- from Windows malware.Researchers from Trend Micro yesterday (Feb. 11) said in a blog posting that they'd found an active strain of Mac malware th...

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Google's New Chrome Extension Finds Your Hacked Passwords

Google's New Chrome Extension Finds Your Hacked Passwords

Google has just rolled out a new Chrome browser extension that warns you if a username-password combination has been compromised in a data breach. Called Password Checkup, the extension is availa...

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Apple Keeps Malware Info from Antivirus Firms: Researcher

Apple Keeps Malware Info from Antivirus Firms: Researcher

Is Apple keeping crucial information about malware attacks hidden from antivirus firms? One prominent security researcher thinks it might be.Patrick Wardle, about whose discoveries we've written many ...

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Still Using Internet Explorer? Patch Windows Now

Still Using Internet Explorer? Patch Windows Now

Microsoft quietly pushed out an out-of-band (read: emergency) update to Internet Explorer today to thwart attacks that could let malicious websites install malware on Windows PCs."An attacker could ho...

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Is Windows 10 Stealing Your Data? Well, It's Complicated

Is Windows 10 Stealing Your Data? Well, It's Complicated

Is Microsoft spying on Windows 10 users who don't want to be spied on? Some Reddit users think so, but there may be an innocent, if confusing, explanation.Credit: Thaneree Deepul/ShutterstockThe April...

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Scary New Intel Flaw Could Slow Down the Internet

Scary New Intel Flaw Could Slow Down the Internet

In a masterpiece of coordinated disclosure, Intel, Microsoft, Red Hat and a group of academic researchers yesterday (Aug. 14) simultaneously notified the world of three more serious Intel CPU flaws th...

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How Cortana Helps the Bad Guys Hack Your PC

How Cortana Helps the Bad Guys Hack Your PC

LAS VEGAS — At least five major security flaws involving Microsoft's Cortana personal-assistant software have been discovered in the past few months, Israeli security researchers told the Black Hat se...

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Windows 10 Browser Flaw Lets Hackers Steal Your Passwords

Windows 10 Browser Flaw Lets Hackers Steal Your Passwords

Patch your Windows 10 installation if you haven't lately — there's a serious Edge browser flaw that could let a remote attacker steal passwords and other sensitive personal information from your compu...

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