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Install The Latest Windows 10 Patch to Block Two Serious Vulnerabilities

Downloading a Windows update can be a gamble these days, but this week’s Windows 10 “Update Tuesday” patch feels more important than most. The update includes plenty of important security fixes, including patches for two actively exploited vulnerabilities in the Windows Adobe Type Manager that affect all Windows 10…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Stop Twitter From Sharing Your Data with Advertisers

Know before you tweet: Twitter now sells more information about your activity on its platform to third-party advertisers regardless of which privacy options you turn on or off. Users signing onto the service were recently greeted with a push notification informing them that the company changed its privacy policy and…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Here’s Another Reason Using a Free Android VPN Is a Terrible Idea

There’s no such thing as a great free VPN. Or, rather, there’s only one free VPN you should trust, and that’s the one you’ve set up yourself. Otherwise, any app that promises you a free and secure VPN service is either tracking what you’re doing, sending off information about your activity to advertisers or investing…Read […]

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How to Strengthen Lock Screen Security on Your Pixel 4

Android’s April 2020 security patch includes an essential improvement for the Pixel 4's facial recognition feature. It’s simple, but important upgrade to your phone’s security: A person’s eyes must now be open to unlock the phone via the Pixel’s facial recognition technology.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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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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