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Security researcher says ApplePay vulnerable to two separate attacks
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Security researcher says ApplePay vulnerable to two separate attacks
Positive Technologies' Timur Yunusov says ApplePay's security measures mean that on paper it appears to have the perfect defence. But that's not case.
 
Explainer: Why two-step security is a vital online tool
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Explainer: Why two-step security is a vital online tool
Two-factor authentication uses a combination of something you know and something you have to bolster your online security.
 
Kaspersky launches free antivirus worldwide
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Kaspersky launches free antivirus worldwide
The software will offer the 'bare essentials' including file, email and web protection.
IBM or Microsoft's vision for ID verification & device authentication?  
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IBM or Microsoft's vision for ID verification & device authentication?

Whether IBM or Microsoft's vision prevails, identity verification and device authentication are still a factor in security says Mike Lynch.
Security sucks: measures often disabled to increase productivity 
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Security sucks: measures often disabled to increase productivity

Research shows most pros would disable security to allow employees more freedom to get their work done.
SentinelOne analyses splash ransomware 'splash screens' 
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SentinelOne analyses splash ransomware 'splash screens'

Analysis of the psychology behind digital ransom notes sheds light on the range of social engineering tactics used by cyber-attackers.
A brief history of GnuPG: vital to online security but free and underfunded 
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A brief history of GnuPG: vital to online security but free and underfunded

GnuPGP still has many important uses today.
Malwarebytes AdwCleaner 7.0 heralds complete rewrite of adware removal tool 
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Malwarebytes AdwCleaner 7.0 heralds complete rewrite of adware removal tool

Malwarebytes has released AdwCleaner 7.0, a major new version of its portable Windows tool for removing adware, unwanted toolbars, PUPs and browser hijackers.
IBM plans to thwart hackers with a cover-all encryption system 
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IBM plans to thwart hackers with a cover-all encryption system

IBM Z is the company's answer to the internet-old problem of secure data storage
Store and synchronise your passwords with the free KeePassXC 
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Store and synchronise your passwords with the free KeePassXC

Accessing your data is becoming tougher with two-way authentication, multiple password entry options and having to answer ‘secret’ questions where you can’t always remember the answer.
John McAfee settles lawsuit with Intel over use of his name 
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John McAfee settles lawsuit with Intel over use of his name

Antivirus legend won't be able to name his companies after him, but can for ads and promos.
Eugene Kaspersky wants to hand over his source code to US intelligence 
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Eugene Kaspersky wants to hand over his source code to US intelligence

What could possibly go wrong?
Fall Creators Update to add AI-powered antivirus 
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Fall Creators Update to add AI-powered antivirus

The update will bring significant upgrades for protecting against malware.
NotPetya: Researchers find 'kill switch',  then clash over naming 
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NotPetya: Researchers find 'kill switch', then clash over naming

Researchers claim to have found a 'killswitch' for NotPetya, but there seems to be disagreement over what to call it.
How to: Turn on Windows Defender 
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How to: Turn on Windows Defender

Find out how to turn on, or off, Windows Defender on Windows 10 and older versions of Windows.
Blockchain: A multi-functional 'Swiss Army knife' for cyber-security 
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Blockchain: A multi-functional 'Swiss Army knife' for cyber-security

Blockchain is known for powering cryptocurrencies, but developers are finding many other innovative uses for crypto-secure transactions, write Adam Palmer and Michael Palage.
Wikileaks releases CIA tool set which help malware onto air-gapped PCs 
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Wikileaks releases CIA tool set which help malware onto air-gapped PCs

WikiLeaks has dumped more leaked CIA documents with its latest Vault 7 disclosures, this time publishing materials from a tool suite called Brutal Kangaroo that allows attackers to indirectly infiltrate a closed network or air-gapped computer using a compromised flash drive.
Microsoft exec admits to Windows 10 disabling third-party security software 
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Microsoft exec admits to Windows 10 disabling third-party security software

The admission from Microsoft comes as Kaspersky Lab is suing the company for antitrust violations.
The NSA is sharing projects on GitHub 
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The NSA is sharing projects on GitHub

Some of the projects are outdated, but could prove useful to some open source developers.
How to: What to do right away if you get hit by ransomware 
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How to: What to do right away if you get hit by ransomware

When Wannacry hit a few weeks ago, it showed us just how bad the threat of ransomware is.
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