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Definitely deleted: How to guarantee your data is truly gone before recycling old PCs and drives

Hitting 'delete' is just the beginning. Depending on the type of storage and the sensitivity of the information, there are other things you need to do to make sure your deleted files are gone for good.

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New 'malvertisements' need to be stopped now, Senate report says

The online ad industry should offer better protections against malware-ladedn ads that can threaten your computer without your knowledge, the U.S. Senate says.

Adobe patches critical flaws in Reader, Acrobat, Flash Player, and Illustrator

All of the security updates address remote code execution vulnerabilities

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Facebook encourages email providers to deploy STARTTLS encryption to block spy agencies

As more email servers support encryption the value increases for everyone, researchers from Facebook said

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Avast: Websites loaded with PC-locking ransomware visited millions of times each week

Avast's user base has landed on websites hosting ransomware more than 18 million times over six weeks

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Department of Justice wants expanded permission to hack and search remote computers

The agency asks that judges be allowed to issue warrants to search computers outside their judicial districts

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Google hints at remote wipe, lock and locate features for Chromebooks

There'd be nothing much to wipe from a browser-based operating system, but that's the point.

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One month later, hundreds of thousands of servers still vulnerable to Heartbleed

About a month after the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug surfaced, a large number of servers worldwide are still vulnerable to attack.

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Bitly gets hacked, prompts password reset for all accounts

Website publishers will have to reauthorize Twitter and Facebook sharing as well.

Chrome's ploy to kill the URL already has a security flaw

Google's "Origin Chip" feature doesn't display long URLs, undermining its antiphishing intentions