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The Latest Updates for Flash and Windows

This week, Microsoft released patches for Internet Explorer, Skype and Windows while Adobe released security updates for Flash Player, the third time this month they've done so.

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Tags: Microsoft, Office, Adobe, Flash, Update, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, AIR

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Ransomware Just Got Even Tougher

Recent versions of ransomware make it easier for the malware to infect your computer, easier for it to spread and harder to get rid of it. Here's a look at the latest in ransomware.

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Tags: Ransomware, Malware, CryptoWall, Linux.Encoder

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Irremovable Android Malware

New There's a new type of malware designed for Android devices. It disguises itself as a popular app, but gives hackers root access to your phone, and it's nearly impossible to get rid of it.

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Tags: Malware, Android, Shedun, ShiftyBug, Shuanet

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Stealing Twitter

Did you know that there's an active market for short, simple usernames that are generally taken by early adopters to any given platform? How and why do people steal Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube usernames?

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Tags: YouTube, Twitter, Hack, Instagram, Snapchat, Two-Factor Authentication, OG

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Macs Aren't Safer than PCs Anymore

Apple's Macintosh computers have long been known for being less prone to viruses and cyberattacks than Windows PCs. In the last year, however, Macs have suffered more cyberattacks than in the last half decade combined.

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Tags: Apple, Cyberattack

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Malware in the App Store and Google Play and the Potential for HealthKit

Access to apps through marketplaces like the App Store and Google Play are closely watched in order to try to make sure anything available on them is safe for your phone or tablet. As we know all too well though, hackers are always finding ways to circumvent security precautions companies put in place to keep our devices safe and secure in order to steal your data.

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Tags: App Store, Google Play

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How to Protect Your Facebook Photos

Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with friends, catch up on current events and share cat videos. One of the things people love to do is to share photos on the popular social network. Given the vast openness of Facebook though, sometimes it's hard to make sure your personal photos aren't being downloaded and used by strangers. Here are some easy tips on how to protect your photos on Facebook that anybody can implement.

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Tags: Facebook, Malware, Cyberattack