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Cleaning up botnets takes years to complete—if ever

The cleanup effort around Conficker shows how hard it is to eradicate a botnet

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Yahoo tackles large malicious ad campaign in its network

Ads with malicious code may have appeared across Yahoo's sites

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Why SMS is still the best way to message with others from your smartphone

Plain ol' texting still beats out jumping between five different instant messaging apps to reach all your contacts.

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Everything you need to know about Rich Communication Services (RCS)

This robust messaging standard will super charge your text messages. Here's why you want it.

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Cut the cord and leave cable TV behind

Don't be afraid to get rid of your cable. Streaming and download services will ensure that you don't miss any of your favorite shows or movies.

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Trust no one: How caller ID spoofing has ruined the simple phone call

Caller ID is easy to spoof and it’s leading to a host of real threats, from account recovery fraud to marketing scams to malicious pranks resulting in SWAT teams showing up at a victim's door.

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12 obscure new Windows 10 features that eliminate everyday hassles

Some of the best new Windows 10's features aren't flashy, but they sure are useful.

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Myfox Home Security review: Reality fails to live up to the promise of the demo

One great component does not a great system make.

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Secure your fortress with the Internet of Things

Here's how bringing the Internet of Things into your home can help you keep danger at bay.

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OneDrive finally lets you sync shared folders

Microsoft's cloud storage service now lets users automatically sync items in folders shared with others.

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Microsoft to unlock old Gears of War games via new remake

Purchase Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, and Microsoft will unlock the four earlier games in the franchise.

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Macs can be remotely infected with firmware malware that remains after reformatting

Researchers created Thunderstrike 2 firmware malware that could remotely infect Apple computers and remain even if a user were to wipe the hard drive and reinstall OS X.

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One Plus's Carl Pei: We'll introduce another phone by the end of this year

After going a year without a new release, the company may have two new phones within a six-month timespan.

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How to watch The International, Valve's gigantic $18 million Dota 2 tourney

This whole e-sports thing just keeps getting bigger.

Amazon cracks down on sharing Amazon Prime benefits outside the home

Household sharing is now limited to two adults, who must now provide access to each other’s credit card details.