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Prevent SIM-Swapping Hackers From Stealing Your Phone Number—and the Rest of Your Identity

You know what’s worse than having your password stolen? Having your phone number stolen. SIM-swapping, a type of identity theft, is a means for scammers to get access to your phone number and all of the personal accounts secured through it. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Stop Facebook From Identifying Your Face

If you’ve been on Facebook lately, you might have noticed a new notification in your feed explaining how the company uses its facial recognition technology and manages the accompanying data. As part of this, Facebook has rebranded the setting you’ll need to know to turn off its ability to find your face in photos…Read more… […]

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How to Report Fake Listings on Google Maps

Does your neighborhood have strange joke listings on Google Maps? Are you living next to a Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Fake Google Maps locations are surprisingly common, and these fictional locations and pop-cultural references can even come with highly detailed (false) information, such as…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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When a Company Asks You to Reset Your Password, Should You Be Worried?

We try our best to keep Lifehacker readers aware of recent data breaches and security vulnerabilities that might have compromised their data. Any good website or service should tell you what’s up, too. Sometimes, though, you get an email out of the blue that your account credentials have been compromised—even though…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Why You Should Use Windows Defender’s Ransomware Prevention

A crucial security feature in Windows Defender comes disabled by default: Ransomware Protection. That’s surprising, since ransomware is a serious threat that locks down your device and blocks you from accessing your data until you pay your attacker. It’s even more surprising when you consider that Ransomware…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Why You Should Use Windows Defender’s Ransomware Prevention

A crucial security feature in Windows Defender comes disabled by default: Ransomware Protection. That’s surprising, since ransomware is a serious threat that locks down your device and blocks you from accessing your data until you pay your attacker. It’s even more surprising when you consider that Ransomware…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Why You Should Use Windows Defender’s Ransomware Prevention

A crucial security feature in Windows Defender comes disabled by default: Ransomware Protection. That’s surprising, since ransomware is a serious threat that locks down your device and blocks you from accessing your data until you pay your attacker. It’s even more surprising when you consider that Ransomware…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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These Dummy iOS Lightning Cables Let Hackers Remotely Access Your Devices

Hardware hacks might not get as much attention as the latest security breaches, but they can be just as devastating. You’re probably picturing an attacker sneakily using a dummy USB key to infiltrate a computer, but as a recent report from Vice describes, even innocuous tech like Apple’s Lightning cables can be…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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These Dummy iOS Lightning Cables Let Hackers Remotely Access Your Devices

Hardware hacks might not get as much attention as the latest security breaches, but they can be just as devastating. You’re probably picturing an attacker sneakily using a dummy USB key to infiltrate a computer, but as a recent report from Vice describes, even innocuous tech like Apple’s Lightning cables can be…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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