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How to Spring Clean Your Online Accounts Now That You’re Stuck at Home

Being isolated at home means you have more time to set up your Animal Crossing island and binge on Disney Plus, but it’s also a good opportunity to accomplish some of the digital chores you’ve been putting off. Your online safety, device security, and peace of mind could depend on it.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Spring Clean Your Online Accounts Now That You’re Stuck at Home

Being isolated at home means you have more time to set up your Animal Crossing island and binge on Disney Plus, but it’s also a good opportunity to accomplish some of the digital chores you’ve been putting off. Your online safety, device security, and peace of mind could depend on it.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Don’t Use Tor Right Now If You’re Working From Home

With more people staying at home and working remotely to avoid the COVID-19 outbreak, online security has become an even higher priority. Using a web browser that respects user privacy and keeps your data safe is a telecommuting necessity, but you should probably avoid using the Tor web browser for now, even though…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Switch From Google Authenticator to a More Secure 2FA App

According to a recent report from Nightwatch Cybersecurity, Google’s Authenticator app for Android comes with an unfixed issue that can create a big security nightmare if you have any malware or otherwise shifty apps installed on your device. (The Microsoft Authenticator app for Android also shares the same issue, so…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Switch From Google Authenticator to a More Secure 2FA App

According to a recent report from Nightwatch Cybersecurity, Google’s Authenticator app for Android comes with an unfixed issue that can create a big security nightmare if you have any malware or otherwise shifty apps installed on your device. (The Microsoft Authenticator app for Android also shares the same issue, so…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Check Your USB Devices for Unsafe Firmware

Your USB peripherals may be making your PC vulnerable to hackers. The data security firm Eclypsium reports that the majority of Windows and Linux-based peripherals use “unsigned” firmware that leaves them open to all manner of attack—ransomware, spyware, and even full-on device takeovers. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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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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Why Chrome Is Going to Start Blocking Some of Your Downloads

When Google Chrome starts blocking your downloads in a few months, know that it’s nothing personal; the browser is just doing its best to keep you safe. You should also know that Chrome isn’t flawless, and you should still be running regular antivirus and antimalware scans—and avoiding shitty websites and their…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Why Chrome Is Going to Start Blocking Some of Your Downloads

When Google Chrome starts blocking your downloads in a few months, know that it’s nothing personal; the browser is just doing its best to keep you safe. You should also know that Chrome isn’t flawless, and you should still be running regular antivirus and antimalware scans—and avoiding shitty websites and their…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Use Ring’s New Control Center to Block Police Requests

It feels like plenty of people aren’t going to ditch their expensive video-camera doorbells no matter what Ring does—either because they paid good money for one and they’re stubborn, or they don’t want to spend even more time messing with screwdrivers and wires to install something else.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Back Up Your Computer Automatically With Windows 10’s Built-in Tools

If you’re not backing up your computer, you should be. You never know when your hard drive will fail, your files will be accidentally deleted or, god forbid, malware will infect your machine—and you don’t want to be left empty-handed without all that precious data.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Block Internet Explorer’s Latest Vulnerability With This Workaround

Microsoft disclosed a troublesome vulnerability in Internet Explorer last week, affecting various permutations of Internet Explorer 9, 10, and 11 across Windows 7, 8.1, and Windows 10 (as well as various editions of Windows Server). The bad news is that Microsoft won’t likely patch this problem until February—when the…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Change These Facebook Settings to Protect Your Photos From Facial Recognition Software

It should come as little surprise that any content you offer to the web for public consumption has the potential to be scraped and misused by anyone clever enough to do it. And while that doesn’t make this weekend’s report from The New York Times any less damning, it’s a great reminder about how important […]

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