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6 Security Trends to Watch For

The recent RSA security conference in San Francisco can be a great place to learn about the latest security threats. Here are some of the threats and trends to watch for.

Google Privacy Checklist: What to Do Before Google's Privacy Policy Changes on March 1

If you use Gmail, Google Docs, or any other popular G-service, you’re about to surrender a lot more personal information to the Googleplex...unless you take these steps to prevent it.

Apple, Google, and Others Agree to Limit App Privacy Invasions

The State of California and six big tech companies--including Apple, Google, and Microsoft--agree to keep mobile apps from leaking your personal information without telling you.

In Defense of Jailbreaking

Jailbreaking unlocks the full potential of today's mobile gadgets and consoles, but the practice is in legal limbo. Here's why and how we all benefit from jailbreaking.

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Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 Review: Effective Antimalware Performance

The Kaspersky security suite's on-access scans could be faster, but it’s very good at detection and blocking.

Best Security Suites: PC Bodyguards

These all-in-one defenders can block baddies, tackle Trojans, and drop-kick drive-by downloads. We test the top contenders.

How We Test Antivirus Software and Security Suites

Want to choose the most effective security software for your PC? Learn more about how we evaluate antivirus utilities and security suites.

Bitdefender Internet Security 2012 Review: Great Protection, Excellent Interface

Bitdefender’s security suite blends a friendly design with top-shelf PC protection for novices and advanced users alike.

Avast Internet Security 6 Review: Good, Basic Malware Detection

Avast's latest security suite is effective in defending against malware, but it could stand to improve in cleanup.

Panda Internet Security 2012 Review: An Acceptable but Poky Antimalware Suite

Panda's security suite is a decent choice for keeping your PC safe, but its sluggish performance and mediocre interface drag down its score.

Check Point ZoneAlarm Extreme Security 2012 Review: A Middling Antimalware Utility

While Check Point's ZoneAlarm security suite is a reasonably solid protector, it may drag down your PC’s operations.

Eset Smart Security 5 Review: Significantly Improved Protection

Although not a top performer, Smart Security 5 is a strong, easy-to-use upgrade over previous versions of Eset’s security suite.

F-Secure Internet Security 2012 Review: A Slow but Decent Malware Fighter

The latest F-Secure suite is quite capable of keeping your machine safe, but it may drag your PC down at times.

G Data InternetSecurity 2012 Review: Top-Notch Antimalware Protection

G Data's security suite is one of the best defenders we’ve ever seen, and it takes the top spot among this year's crop despite a rough interface.

Webroot SecureAnywhere Essentials Review: Fast Security Suite Falls Short in Cleanup

Webroot's revamped security suite has a lot to like, but its low malware disinfection scores prevent it from becoming a top contender.