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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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Keep Your ZigBee Smart Home Devices Updated to Protect Against This Hack

Hacked by a Hue lightbulb? It sounds silly, but security researchers at Check Point Software recently demonstrated that unpatched Philips Hue smart lights be used as an attack vector into your network if someone takes advantage of an exploit in the ZigBee protocol that the bulbs use to communicate with their bridge.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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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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Why Today’s ‘Patch Tuesday’ Is So Important for Windows Users

If you’re a Windows user, all Patch Tuesdays should be important, save for those instances where Microsoft borks a patch and actually makes your Windows system worse than it was previously. Getting the latest feature and security updates for your system—mostly the latter—should be something you look forward to each…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Why Today’s ‘Patch Tuesday’ Is So Important for Windows Users

If you’re a Windows user, all Patch Tuesdays should be important, save for those instances where Microsoft borks a patch and actually makes your Windows system worse than it was previously. Getting the latest feature and security updates for your system—mostly the latter—should be something you look forward to each…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Prevent Hacks Like the TikTok Breach

Cybersecurity firm Check Point Research recently came out with a pretty damning article about TikTok vulnerabilities that gave hackers a great way to infiltrate users’ accounts. TikTok has since patched the issues, so you’re safe, but the creative way that these attacks were generated offers a great learning…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Update Your Ruckus Router’s Firmware to Fix Big Vulnerabilities

Security researchers have identified a number of vulnerabilities in Ruckus-branded access points and routers. As tends to be the case, they all affect the router’s UI—allowing an attacker to log in as an administrator regardless of your password and, in doing so, control your router from afar.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Update These TP-Link Routers to Fix a Critical Password Vulnerability

If you own one of four TP-Link routers, including the TP-Link Archer C5 (v4), you’re going to want to find and install its latest firmware update right now. The patch fixes a critical vulnerability that would otherwise allow an attacker to take full control of your router—admin access and all—and lock you out of it.Read […]

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How to Address Security Bugs in Your Old Router

If an attacker manages to access your D-Link router’s login screen, and your router is old enough, it’s possible that they can take control of the router, inject it with code, and use it to attack other connected systems and devices. And the best part? D-Link is fully aware of these issues, but it isn’t […]

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How to Address Security Bugs in Your Old Router

If an attacker manages to access your D-Link router’s login screen, and your router is old enough, it’s possible that they can take control of the router, inject it with code, and use it to attack other connected systems and devices. And the best part? D-Link is fully aware of these issues, but it isn’t […]

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How to Address Security Bugs in Your Old Router

If an attacker manages to access your D-Link router’s login screen, and your router is old enough, it’s possible that they can take control of the router, inject it with code, and use it to attack other connected systems and devices. And the best part? D-Link is fully aware of these issues, but it isn’t […]

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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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Install the Latest WhatsApp Update to Fix a Major Bug

WhatsApp users should hit up the Google Play Store or the App Store and make sure they’re running the latest version of the app, as a new update fixes a major security bug that could let hackers slip malicious code onto devices through seemingly innocent .MP4 video files.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Your Smart Speaker’s Skills Might Be a Huge Privacy Problem

Amazon and Google’s smart speakers both allow you to supplement them with extensions of sorts, the same way you install third-party add-ons to make your web browsing experience even better. Here’s the kicker: As with browser add-ons, you’re entirely at the mercy of a developer. And should they use their powers for…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Your Smart Speaker’s Skills Might Be a Huge Privacy Problem

Amazon and Google’s smart speakers both allow you to supplement them with extensions of sorts, the same way you install third-party add-ons to make your web browsing experience even better. Here’s the kicker: As with browser add-ons, you’re entirely at the mercy of a developer. And should they use their powers for…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Earn Up to $1 Million from Apple’s Expanded Bug Bounty Program

Apple’s products have a reputation for being pretty secure, but they’re not perfect. Now, if you’re a great security researcher or white-hat hacker—and you want to go after other Apple devices and services beyond just iOS and iCloud—you can earn a lot of cash.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Update Your Nvidia Drivers Right Now to Fix Critical Vulnerabilities

Windows: Most gamers love updating their graphics card’s drivers to score the best performance for their favorite titles. But even if you’re a “filthy casual,” you’re going to want to make sure your system’s Nvidia drivers are up to date. Nvidia recently found a few critical vulnerabilities in its display driver that…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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