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Check Chrome and Remove Any of These 70+ Malware Extensions

Another day, another batch of crappy Chrome extensions that you shouldn’t be using. Once again, Google has identified a number of bad actors its Chrome Web Store and given them the boot—but that doesn’t automatically remove these malware extensions from your browser, so you might want to do a quick cross-reference of…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Delete These Scammy Android Apps That Drove 382M Downloads

Whenever we post “delete these apps” stories, we invariably see comments claiming that the malware apps in question are so bizarre and pointless, you’d have to be the dumbest Android user on Earth to download them in the first place (or something to that effect).Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Use These Antivirus and Anti-Malware Apps Instead of Avast

If something is free—especially if it’s a complicated something, or something you’d probably have to pay for otherwise—the familiar saying is often true: You’re the product. It’s one of the reasons you’re always being advertised to across the web. Search engines, email services, messaging platforms, or other apps and…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Use These Antivirus and Anti-Malware Apps Instead of Avast

If something is free—especially if it’s a complicated something, or something you’d probably have to pay for otherwise—the familiar saying is often true: You’re the product. It’s one of the reasons you’re always being advertised to across the web. Search engines, email services, messaging platforms, or other apps and…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Avoid the Most Popular Mac Malware, ‘Shlayer’

According to a recent Kaspersky investigation, the “Shlayer” malware—which deploys an “Any Search” bar on a victim’s computer through fake Adobe Flash updates, of all things—is the most popular Mac malware. Ars Technica has a detailed breakdown of the investigation that is worth a read, but you should know the easy…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Avoid the Most Popular Mac Malware, ‘Shlayer’

According to a recent Kaspersky investigation, the “Shlayer” malware—which deploys an “Any Search” bar on a victim’s computer through fake Adobe Flash updates, of all things—is the most popular Mac malware. Ars Technica has a detailed breakdown of the investigation that is worth a read, but you should know the easy…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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What to Do When Your Budget Android Phone Arrives With Malware

There’s nothing wrong with the premise of the U.S. Government’s Lifeline Assistance program. It allows those with substantially low incomes—135 percent or less than the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or less than $16,862 for a single-person household—to receive discounted or free phones and wireless services.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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What to Do When Your Budget Android Phone Arrives With Malware

There’s nothing wrong with the premise of the U.S. Government’s Lifeline Assistance program. It allows those with substantially low incomes—135 percent or less than the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or less than $16,862 for a single-person household—to receive discounted or free phones and wireless services.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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What to Do When Your Budget Android Phone Arrives With Malware

There’s nothing wrong with the premise of the U.S. Government’s Lifeline Assistance program. It allows those with substantially low incomes—135 percent or less than the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or less than $16,862 for a single-person household—to receive discounted or free phones and wireless services.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Tell If an Android App Is ‘StrandHogg’ Malware in Disguise

‘StrandHogg’ sounds like something out of Quake II, but it’s actually the name of a new Android vulnerability that allows malware apps to masquerade as legitimate apps, ask for permissions, and then perform all kinds of actions you probably wouldn’t want. For example, one of these apps could read and scan your…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Use a ‘USB Condom’ to Protect Your Devices at Public Chargers

Yes, it’s a terrible phrase, but a “USB Condom” is a great little gadget you can buy to prevent an unknown attacker from doing something they shouldn’t when you’re charging your device. In other words, a USB “data blocker,” if you prefer that phrase, will allow you to use public USB ports to charge your […]

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Delete Unused Apps to Protect Your Android From Vulnerabilities

Regularly uninstalling unused apps from your smartphone (and disabling unnecessary app permissions) does more than just free up extra storage space—it helps keep your personal data safe. Case in point: Several third-party Android apps were recently implicated in a data breach that affected millions of Facebook and…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Android Users: Check Now to See If a Rogue App Can Control Your Phone’s Camera

According to an investigation by Checkmarx security researchers, some Android devices may have an unpatched security flaw that an app could use to record you without your knowledge using your device’s camera and mic.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Remove This Android Keyboard Malware That Signs You Up for Expensive Subscriptions

I’ll hand it to malware creators; they’re certainly creative. Unfortunately, if you were one of the 10+ million downloads or 40+ million users of the Android app ai.type (which is also available on Apple’s App Store), you just dropped some pretty unpleasant malware on your device—malware that wants to go on an…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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