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How to Cop-Proof Your Phone Before Heading to a Protest

At some point, everyone reaches a limit where they can no longer sit back and stay silent about injustice in the world. However, if you do plan on attending a protest—even a peaceful one—there are some important precautions you should take with your phone before you go.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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What to Know About the New TSA Rules

As travel begins to slowly reopen, many of us are wondering what changes will be made to the check-in and boarding experience going forward. Last week, the Transportation Security Administration announced that there would be new rules and guidelines for all passengers traveling through airports in order to help…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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What to Know About the New TSA Rules

As travel begins to slowly reopen, many of us are wondering what changes will be made to the check-in and boarding experience going forward. Last week, the Transportation Security Administration announced that there would be new rules and guidelines for all passengers traveling through airports in order to help…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Find Out if Someone’s Secretly Been Using Your Computer

Now that we’re all sharing at-home working spaces with roommates, friends, and loved ones, it’s worth thinking a bit more about the security of your laptop or desktop computer. It can feel like a bit invasion of privacy when someone else uses your computer without your permission, especially if you suspect they’re…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Turn on DNS Over HTTPS For All Apps in Windows 10

Using DNS over HTTPS (DoH) can make your web browsing more secure by hiding the websites your computer is accessing from outsiders. We’ve covered turning on DoH in your browser, but the newest Windows Insider update adds a system-level DoH setting to Windows 10. It’s incredibly handy.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Protect Your Personal Data From the Google Firebase Leak

It appears that nearly 24,000 apps on the Google Play store may have sprung data leaks. Unlike the Play Store malware and scams we often cover that actively steal or distribute user information, these apps are leaking data by accident due to a poorly configured Google Firebase, one of the most widely used Android app…Read […]

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How to Make Your Video Chats More Secure

The world now runs on video chat and telecommuting apps, but as we’ve come to discover over the last few weeks, they can be a security risk. Recent reports of “Zoombombing” and account stuffing have raised concerns over several difference video chat apps, but it’s not just hackers and trolls you have to worry about: […]

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Block JavaScript in Your Browser to Prevent Annoying Email Tracking

JavaScript is one of the key elements most websites and web apps run on, but it’s also one of the most easily exploited. Not only is it used in analytic tools, ads, and browsing trackers, hackers often use JavaScript to deploy malware, it makes you easily trackable in some circumstances, and it can even accidentally…Read […]

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How to Keep Yourself Safe From the Zero-Day iOS Mail Attacks

Security researchers recently disclosed two zero-day vulnerabilities that have been present in the stock Mail app for iPhone and iPad for years. Both vulnerabilities let hackers execute remote attacks using emails laced with malicious code—and you might not even have to do anything to be affected.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Don’t Share a Screenshot of Your Stimulus Payment Online

I haven’t gotten my IRS stimulus check yet; every time I check the IRS’s Get My Payment site, I get the message “we cannot determine your eligibility for a payment at this time.” I’m not the only one in this particular pickle, which is why people have been visiting sites like Reddit’s r/stimuluscheck subreddit to…Read […]

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Don’t Share a Screenshot of Your Stimulus Payment Online

I haven’t gotten my IRS stimulus check yet; every time I check the IRS’s Get My Payment site, I get the message “we cannot determine your eligibility for a payment at this time.” I’m not the only one in this particular pickle, which is why people have been visiting sites like Reddit’s r/stimuluscheck subreddit to…Read […]

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