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{FD} Hackers using **** as bait for online scams that ‘steal your data and money by the second’

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**** is being used as bait for scams designed to steal money and private info from internet users. Continue reading

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{FD} Fitness tracking data on Strava app reveal US military bases details, sparking security concerns

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Data from fitness trackers that clearly show the movement of personnel at U.S. military bases is sparking major concern, with experts citing potential dangers to base security. Continue reading

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{FD} Tech Q&A: Eavesdropping Echo, flammable laptops, switching to Android and more

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Want to know more about Amazon Echo, the HP laptop battery recall, ransomware, web printing and switching to Android? Then read this column. Continue reading

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{FD} FBI’s Wray calls for ‘significant innovation’ in accessing encrypted data

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FBI Director Chris Wray is seeking to reboot the privacy-versus-security debate surrounding law enforcement’s inability to access data on electronic devices protected by powerful encryption. Continue reading

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{FD} How to protect your devices against Meltdown, Spectre bugs

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Revelations that security flaws in chips powering PCs, laptops, servers, phones, and other devices have gone unnoticed for years have whipped bug fixers and security experts into a frenzy this week. Continue reading

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{FD} Facebook wants your face data—to benefit your privacy, of course

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Should you allow Facebook to access and store your face data? Continue reading

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{FD} iPhone X, Bitcoin, WannaCry and more: Biggest tech stories of 2017

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As in previous years, 2017 was a huge year across the technology landscape. New products were announced, backlash against the tech sector became more pronounced than it has been in years and concerns about how technology is being used for nefarious rea… Continue reading

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{FD} Pentagon accidentally exposes web-monitoring operation

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The Department of Defense accidentally exposed an intelligence-gathering operation, thanks to an online storage misconfiguration. Continue reading

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{FD} Amazon Key lets delivery people in your house: Is it safe?

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Amazon wants to help people get into your house when you’re not at home. Continue reading

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{FD} Protecting your bank account in the wake of data breaches

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The name “Equifax” now sends shivers down our spines. The company we trusted to handle our credit scores has become a pariah of the financial world since it allowed hackers to steal vital information from 145 million American adults. Continue reading

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{FD} iPhone apps with access to your camera can secretly spy on you

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In this day and age, it’s nearly impossible to keep track of all the ways that our devices keep track of us. Many of us have simply come to terms with this new reality, but thankfully, there are others out there who are staying vigilant and doing their… Continue reading

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{FD} 7 steps for crafting the perfect password

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Your password can ruin your life. I know that sounds dramatic, but it’s true. If someone figures out your email password, you’re in trouble. Social media? Even worse. Once hackers access your online bank account, they can wreck your finances, and you m… Continue reading

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{FD} Your spam is getting dangerous

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Spam, once just an annoyance, is becoming downright dangerous. Continue reading

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{FD} Tech Q&A: Recovering from Equifax, improving passwords, throwing Google off your scent and more

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With the Equifax breach, I am worried that hackers can steal money from my bank account. What can I do? Continue reading

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{FD} 5 phishing scams you need to be aware of

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Phishing uses the name of a trusted entity – often financial institutions – to get sensitive personal information such as passwords and credit card details via bogus email or texts. Continue reading

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{FD} How to stop ads from following you online

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Is this just a coincidence? You recently looked at cameras online, and now you’re seeing ads for cameras. You were browsing new outfits, and now your browser is showing ads for shirts and trousers. Continue reading

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{FD} It’s official: We’ll never know how the FBI hacked the San Bernardino iPhone

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It seems like ages ago, but it was only last year that Apple and the FBI were embroiled in a bitter legal dispute regarding an iPhone 5c which belonged to one of the San Bernardino terrorists. Continue reading

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{FD} Tech Q&A: Best routers, low airfares, Facebook privacy, dangerous cellphones and more

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Q: Every time I hold my phone up to my head, I wonder if it’s giving me cancer. Continue reading

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{FD} WikiLeaks documents allege Russian tech company colluded with Kremlin

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WikiLeaks, believed by many to be a Kremlin front, surprised some observers Tuesday morning when it released documents linking a Russian tech company with access to thousands of citizens’ telephone and Internet communications with Moscow. Continue reading

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{FD} Cincinnati court rules feds can obtain cellphone location data without warrant

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Federal agents can obtain cellphone records that reveal a caller’s location without a warrant, a Cincinnati-based federal appeals court said on Wednesday in the latest ruling to tackle the scope of privacy protections for data transmitted by personal devices. Continue reading

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