Tag Archive: Security


Google beefs up Gmail security to keep your emails private

As Apple fights to keep the FBI out of our smartphones, Google is making our emails even more secure. The company today confirmed a number of new protections for Gmail users, including stronger encryption, better notifications, and more. Back in February, Google introduced new visual identifiers to Gmail that make it easier to weed out spam […]

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Forget helping the FBI, Apple is making security even tighter

Apple is doubling down on its beliefs about user privacy, by working on a new encryption method that will mean it can no longer decode user information stored in iCloud. While Apple has steadfastly refused to create an iPhone backdoor during the current case concerning the phone belonging to one of the suspected terrorists in […]

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Adobe rushes out yet another security patch for Flash

In a post that surprises no one in the tech community, Adobe needed to fix another Flash security flaw today, rushing out a patch for its web multimedia software. Adobe is rating the update as a critical vulnerability “that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.” Which, of course, sounds […]

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Pay what you want for a lifetime of online security and VPN access [Deals]

The internet is a scary place where protecting your data and privacy can be a lifelong endeavor. It’s an endeavor made a lot easier by getting a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection, and right now we’ve got a bundle of hundreds of dollars worth of online security and spam protection from ProXPN, that can all […]

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iOS and Mac attacks will rise in 2016, but Apple still no. 1 for security

Security firms Symantec and FireEye say that 2016 is set to usher in an increase in the number of attacks on Apple systems — following a rise in the quantity of threats to Mac computers, and the more-than-doubling of iOS malware in 2015. Dick O’Brien, a researcher at Symantec, says the increasing number of attacks is part […]

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El Capitan 10.11.2 update improves Mac stability and security

Apple has dropped a big new update on Mac users today with the release of OS X El Capitan 10.11.2. This is the second big update for El Capitan since the desktop operating system was made public two months ago. OS X 10.11.2 brings with it a number of stability and security improvements for Mac, […]

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Become your own cyber security expert with this bundle of lessons [Deals]

A key part of running any effective business these days is securing computers and online accounts against threats from hackers. The Cyber Security Professional Training and Certification Bundle offers 11 courses and more than 13 hours of instruction covering everything from the history of the software development to specific techniques for defending against attacks. It’s […]

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Security firm puts $1 million bug bounty on iOS 9

While millions of iPhone users have eagerly upgraded to iOS 9, a new race is on among researchers to find critical flaws in Apple’s software, and they’re throwing around more cash than ever to get hackers to find the holes. A new security industry firm called Zerodium announced today that it will pay hackers $ 1 […]

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Protect yourself from massive iOS security breach

Apple has now been affected by the worst security snafu in iOS history when it found that hundreds of apps, mostly in the Chinese App Store, have malicious code in them, called “XcodeGhost. Apple’s pulled the affected apps from the App Store to contain the security breach, but you’ll still need to take a few […]

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Apple cleans up the App Store after biggest security lapse in history

Apple is removing hundreds of apps from the App Store after discovering that they contain a malicious program called XcodeGhost. In the entire lifespan of the App Store, Apple has only previously found five malicious apps — making this easily the single biggest security lapse in App Store history. Apple has declined to say exactly […]

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