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Can a hacker use a brute-force attack to steal an online password?

Given enough time and computing power, a brute force attack can theoretically crack any password. But is that a real threat to Internet accounts?

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How to protect your PC in the web's worst neighborhoods

Shady download sites. Fake error warnings. Phishing, so much phishing. Avoid these dangers with a good security suite and an abundance of caution.

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How to find out if someone has been snooping in your Gmail

A hidden feature in Gmail can tell you if someone's been rummaging through your love letters. Here's where to find it.

on techhive.com

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How to keep your neighbors from hijacking your Wi-Fi

Your Internet connection could be slow for many reasons, but you can rule out local Wi-Fi thieves by employing strong passwords and a few other strategies.

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How to recover files after a malware attack

Today’s malware can hold your precious files hostage and demand a ransom. Here’s how to get those files back.

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How to rescue your PC from ransomware

Don't negotiate with e-terrorists. Be a hero and rescue your hostage PC.

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Smart (and easy) resolutions for a happy, high-tech 2014

Make sure you don't get hacked, never lose an image, always have a backup, and keep your online profiles in tip-top, non-embarrassing shape.

Another reason to ditch Windows XP: Admin rights loophole

Microsoft's investigating an exploit at the kernel level that could give admin rights to an industrious hacker.