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Less phishing, but better targeting in 2013, report says

Websense identifies the top come-ons and scams that still seem to work.

How to check for hackers

Microsoft offers a quick way to check for possible intrusions to your accounts with its services.

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Tech threats abound beyond spam, malware during holidays

You know to beware while shopping online, but even brick-and-mortar outlets harbor technical security issues.

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US HHS says it has reached HealthCare.gov deadline

HealthCare.gov, the troubled insurance-shopping website launched in October by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is now working well for most users, officials said Sunday.

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MiseryMap tracks weather, flight delays in real time

This site offers real-time reports on travel delays at a glance, and could come in handy over the holidays.

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Taking pay for links means you may be gambling with Google

Ever gotten an email offering to pay you to publish links on your blog? This black hat SEO trick could get you in hot water with search engines

Security tips for digital nomads

Here's a tale of traveling three continents in the past 18 months, staying connected, keeping powered up, and protecting valuable gadgets from theft.

How to stretch Microsoft's Office 2013 free trial offer

This trick extends Microsoft's free 30-day trial period for Office 2013 up to five more times.

Falling flat-panel, TV sales could bring discounts home for the holidays

Worrisome news for the flat-panel TV industry probably means that consumers should see some aggressive holiday TV bargains.

Known, unpatched flaws draw most attacks, Kaspersky says

Most security breaches can be blamed on known but unpatched vulnerabilities, according to Kaspersky Lab.