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Microsoft is better at documenting patch problems, but issues abound

For years we’ve been flailing around in the dark after bad patches wreaked havoc on Windows PCs. It often took days, or weeks, to identify bugs based on sporadic reports. The last two months have seen improvement, but there's still a...

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Malwarebytes Premium review: A fast, efficient security program with an unusual approach

Malwarebytes is a popular app for scanning infected computers, but can it be your full-time security suite?

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The star of WWDC wasn’t the Mac Pro or Dark Mode. It was privacy

Apple unveiled a lot of new features during WWDC, but none was bigger than its privacy push.

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NSA warns that 'BlueKeep' vulnerability in Windows XP and Windows 7 is especially dangerous

The National Security Agency has joined Microsoft in warning that a recent vulnerability for Windows 7 and Windows XP is "wormable" and can be exploited by malware without user intervention.

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Freedome VPN review: A good VPN backed by a well-known security company

F-Secure's Freedome is a good VPN with extra security features that users will appreciate.

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Best new Windows 10 security features: Windows Sandbox, more update options

Here's what you need to know about each security update to Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for the 1903 feature release.

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Surfshark review: A solid VPN newcomer with some nice features

Surfshark only started life in 2018, but it's already showing promise with good speeds, nice features, and a no-logs policy.

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Windows Sandbox: How to use Microsoft's simple virtual Windows PC to secure your digital life

Microsoft's Windows Sandbox creates a safe space where you can try suspicious software or sites without risking your 'real' PC. Here's how to use it.

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Microsoft sets post-retirement patching record with Windows XP fix – 5 years after support ended

The update – aimed at stopping the spread of WannaCry-like malware on PCs running the outdated OS – must be manually downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog.

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Microsoft urges Windows customers to patch wormable RDP flaw

A newly found vulnerability allows remote exploits using the Remote Desktop Protocol to gain full access to systems with no authentication.

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Intel: You don't need to disable Hyper-Threading to protect against the ZombieLoad CPU exploit

You really don't have to turn off Hyper-Threading to prevent the latest speculative exploit, Zombieland, on Intel CPUs, but some vendors are doing it for you.

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Microsoft issues a rare Windows XP patch to combat a virulent WannaCry-like exploit in older OS versions

Windows 7 and various Windows Server operating systems also require a critical security update to combat this Remote Desktop Services exploit.

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TP-Link's excellent, already affordable Kasa security camera is 36% off until midnight

Amazon is selling the TP-Link Kasa Cam Indoor Wi-Fi camera for $64 today, down from its already-stellar $100 price point. An outdoor version is also on sale.

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How to remove malware from your Windows PC

Has malicious software taken your PC hostage? Our malware-removal guide will help you clean out your PC and restore it to a pristine state.

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Microsoft tells IT admins to nix 'obsolete' password reset practice

The company now says forcing users to routinely reset passwords at pre-set time intervals doesn't work as well other security options.

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Apple edges closer to cursory code review for all Mac apps

In a message to developers, the company said it will soon require all macOS apps to pass at least a cursory review before they can be downloaded and run by users.

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The latest Windows patch is breaking even more PCs with antivirus installed

If you have antivirus software from McAfee, Avast, Sophos, Avira, or ArcaBit installed on your PC, it might not boot correctly after the latest Windows patch.

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Cisco warns WLAN controller, 9000 series router and IOS/XE users to patch urgent security holes

Cisco says unpatched vulnerabilities could lead to DoS attacks, arbitrary code execution, take-over of devices.

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