Glenn FleishmanSenior Contributor, Macworld

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Glenn Fleishman is the author of dozens of books, including his newly released A Practical Guide to Networking, Privacy, and Security in iOS 10, a book that has information and step-by-step advice on connecting to and managing networks, and securing your data and your privacy. He's a senior contributor to Macworld, where he writes the Private I and Mac 911 columns and hosts the Macworld podcast, and contributes regularly to many periodicals.


Why the Internet broke and you couldn't do anything about it

The Dyn DDoS attack is like a war in heaven. Mortals beware.

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Netgear Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router goes all the way to 11

The new router sports 802.11ac and 802.11ad, a built-in Plex server, 10Gbps networking, and bonded gigabit Ethernet.

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The best online backup service for securely encrypting your data

Every hosted backup solution manages encrypted storage a little differently. We look at who gives subscribers the keys to the castle.

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Two cameras in iPhone 7 Plus allow synthetic zoom, soft-focus backgrounds

Apple's latest camera innovation turns photos into data streams that can be prodded for many different kinds of enhanced results.

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Apple advises immediate update to iOS 9.3.5 after discovery of targeted iPhone spyware

Independent researchers tracked down malware sent to a Middle Eastern human-rights activist and alerted Apple, which patched three separate zero-day exploits.


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AT&T Mobile Share Advantage mimics T-Mobile, dropping overages in favor of throttling

AT&T Mobile Share Advantage plans will drop overages in favor of throttling, following T-Mobile and Sprint in this consumer-friendly trend. We dig into the details here.

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Apple announces invitation-only bug bounty program at Black Hat conference

The company had lagged behind competitors in providing financial incentives to report exploits to it.

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The Sky(pe) is falling! Skype moves to the cloud, but what about security?

Microsoft's move of Skype to the cloud comes with a continuing lack of disclosure on security and privacy.


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Why ransomware criminals need great customer service

Yes, even bad-guy malware developers have to keep their "customers" happy. Read what happens when F-Secure tests the "help desks" of four crypto-locking malware makers.

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Pokémon Go for iOS will stop requiring full Google account access

Pokémon Masters, beware: The iPhone app gains access to your Google account, but you can revoke the access now, and a better fix is coming.

Your cell phone number could be hijacked unless you add a PIN to your carrier account

Two-factor authentication and other verification systems are for naught if someone can call your phone carrier and get your number transferred to them.

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Crowdfunding tech can serve backers poorly, even when the thing gets made

Another spate of failed and much-delayed high-profile crowdfunded projects should give pause to potential funders, especially of giant hardware projects.

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Everything you need to know about the iMessage security flaw patched by iOS 9.3

Security researchers discovered a number of weaknesses in iMessage's encryption system. Apple's patches are already slated to appear.


Replacing Fire OS's encryption isn't enough: Amazon should turn it on by default

Amazon says few users turned on full-device encryption, but that's the wrong approach to helping users protect their data. Thankfully, the company changed its mind.

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Skeleton keys open doors for all governments, not just ours

You can't keep "bad guys" from using a key handed over to "good guys."