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How to: Ten practical steps to protect your online privacy
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How to: Ten practical steps to protect your online privacy
Patrick Knight explores how to manage your account and passwords effectively, the power of encryption and alternate privacy apps that can secure sensitive data and communication.
 
Ransomware-as-a-service being sold for $US175 on dark web
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Ransomware-as-a-service being sold for $US175 on dark web
Researchers from threat intelligence company Recorded Future have said that it is now possible to start your own ransomware outfit for as little as the price of an iPod Nano and some headphones - US$175.
 
Turkish Crime Family hackers claim 'victory' in iCloud ransom threats
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Turkish Crime Family hackers claim 'victory' in iCloud ransom threats
New questions emerge as the Turkish Crime Family show off a bitcoin wallet with what it claims is the fruit of a ransom campaign on Apple.
McAfee Labs highlights critical challenges to threat intel sharing 
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McAfee Labs highlights critical challenges to threat intel sharing

McAfee catalogues 176 new cyber-threats every minute, almost three every second; ransomware up 88 percent, mobile malware up 99 percent in 2016.
McAfee breaks away from Intel Security with new mission statement 
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McAfee breaks away from Intel Security with new mission statement

McAfee is promoting a unified approach to security, with its CEO Chris Young encouraging the idea that "we're all better working together".
6 reasons you need to change your password right now 
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6 reasons you need to change your password right now

I know it's boring, but trust me on this one.
IObit Malware Fighter 5 adds anti-ransomware engine, webcam protection 
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IObit Malware Fighter 5 adds anti-ransomware engine, webcam protection

After three months in beta IObit has shipped IObit Malware Fighter 5, the latest edition of its antivirus and security tool.
OpenSSL change to Apache Licence v2.0 sparks concerns over author rights 
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OpenSSL change to Apache Licence v2.0 sparks concerns over author rights

Critics upset over lack of consultation over licensing move as the OpenSSL project moves to Apache License v 2.0, a move which may affect hundreds of contributors.
LastPass bug could allow hackers to steal passwords and execute code 
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LastPass bug could allow hackers to steal passwords and execute code

Google researcher Tavis Ormandy finds more flaws in the LastPass password manager, one affecting the Google Chrome extension and another affecting version 3.3.2 of its Firefox add-on.
Star Trek-themed Captain 'Kirk' ransomware with Spock decryptor spotted 
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Star Trek-themed Captain 'Kirk' ransomware with Spock decryptor spotted

Beam us up, Scotty!
Intel Security responds to EFI rootkit malware, updates detection tool 
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Intel Security responds to EFI rootkit malware, updates detection tool

Intel Security has updated its Chipsec BIOS tool in response to the release last week of WikiLeaks' Vault7 collection of 'cutting-edge' CIA malware.
RanRan ransomware blackmails victims into political dissent  
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RanRan ransomware blackmails victims into political dissent

A new piece of ransomware extorts its victims into making inflammatory political statements.
Mac antivirus software from ESET has RCE vulnerability - patch now! 
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Mac antivirus software from ESET has RCE vulnerability - patch now!

Antivirus firm issues a patch for its endpoint protection software as Google security researchers alert them to remote code execution vulnerabilities.
The best antivirus for Android phones 
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The best antivirus for Android phones

Android phones need security protection, but which is best for you?
Netflix unveils open source user device security tool 
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Netflix unveils open source user device security tool

Actionable information and low-friction tools for users can get devices into a more secure state without heavy-handed policy enforcement.
Review: Bitdefender Internet Security 2017 
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Review: Bitdefender Internet Security 2017

Silent protection remains a strong selling-point, but we preferred the cleaner interface of last year’s suite.
What's the difference between anti-malware and antivirus? 
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What's the difference between anti-malware and antivirus?

How the tools cross over, and where they differ
Review: Kaspersky Internet Security 2017 
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Review: Kaspersky Internet Security 2017

Little has changed since last year, but that’s no bad thing – and a built-in VPN only sweetens the deal.
Goodbye, Lavasoft: hello adaware and adware antivirus 12 
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Goodbye, Lavasoft: hello adaware and adware antivirus 12

Veteran security vendor has announced that it is rebranding to adaware.
Symantec blames Lazarus for malware targeting banks in 31 countries 
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Symantec blames Lazarus for malware targeting banks in 31 countries

Lazarus Group, widely thought to originate from North Korea, has been driven into the light once again, if reports from Symantec are to be believed.
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