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SpyOff VPN review: A study in basic

SpyOff is unique in allowing you to install the VPN on an unlimited number of devices, but other than that, it's a middling service with a higher-than-average price.

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Hackers reportedly abused Microsoft's customer support to read Hotmail, Outlook.com email

Microsoft has begun sending emails warning some users that their Outlook, MSN, or Hotmail email accounts may have been compromised.

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Sophos, Avast warn of Windows machines failing to boot after latest Microsoft patch

Antivirus makers Sophos and Avast are warning users that installing a recent Windows update may cause their PCs to lock up or fail to boot.

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Fingerprint scanner face-off: Samsung Galaxy S10+ vs OnePlus 6T vs Galaxy S9 vs Apple's iPhone

Are the newer optical and ultrasonic fingerprint scanners actually better than the physical sensors? We put four of them to the test.

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Google, Hyperledger launch online identity management tools

The new tools enable mobile-based options for employees to sign into corporate applications or create self-sovereign identities, access to which they control.

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Two-factor authentication explained: How to choose the right level of security for every account

Everything you need to know about two-factor authentication so you choose the right method for every account you own.

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Microsoft connects rival browsers to Windows 10's Application Guard

Using separate add-ons for the Chrome and Firefox browsers, Microsoft has connected those browsers with Windows 10's advanced security technology.

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The 5 best VPNs for Android

PCWorld's picks for the five best VPNs for Android devices including smartphones and tablets.

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Get two years of Bitdefender protection for all your family's devices for $30—a wild $170 discount

Newegg is selling a two-year subscription to the Bitdefender Family Pack for just $30 right now.

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Microsoft to start selling Windows 7 add-on support April 1

'Extended Security Updates' will give enterprise customers more time to move off Windows 7 by providing security fixes for OS vulnerabilities after support ends in January 2020.

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Password managers remain an important security tool despite new vulnerability report

Experts downplay discovery of a vulnerability that can expose passwords in a computer's memory. Hackers likely to take easier paths to stealing passwords.

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Microsoft opens top-tier Defender ATP security to Windows 7 PCs

Windows Defender ATP, which can detects ongoing attacks on corporate networks and recommend a response, is now available for Windows 7 and 8.1.

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Windows 7's support deadline may expire in July, if you don't apply this patch

Microsoft's shift to an updated, more secure hashing algorithm for delivering its patches means that Windows 7 support may expire sooner than expected.

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Microsoft delays Windows 7's update-signing deadline to July

The company's plans to move away from SHA-1 to SHA-2 for digital signatures for OS updates has been pushed back to mid-year.

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How to identify, prevent and remove rootkits in Windows 10

Rootkits are among the most difficult malware to detect and remove. Now, new variations are targeting Windows 10 systems. Use this advice to protect yourself from them.

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Ring Alarm is the best security-focused smart home system you can buy. Today it's cheaper than ever

Protect your home with the superb Ring Alarm system for $159, its lowest price yet.

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All about Android upgrades (and why they're late) | TECH(talk)

The release of a new version of Android always causes a hopeful stir among users. So why does it take so long for device makers to roll them out?

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Protect three PCs or Macs with ESET's highly rated Internet Security suite for just $15

Grab a great antivirus suite at an amazing price for three devices today at Newegg.

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Surprise, Opera's free VPN is back! Here's how to get it on your Android phone

Opera's VPN has returned as a browser feature after the standalone app was shut down last April. Here's how to get it on your phone.

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Best smart smoke detector to keep your home safe

Smart smoke and carbon monoxide detectors don’t just sound the alarm, they also alert your smart phone and more.

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