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Several PayPal-mimicking phishing sites taken offline

Some were nearly identical copies of PayPal's website, OpenDNS said.

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Smartphone thefts plummet after kill-switch introduction

Thefts and robberies of smartphones fell in three big cities with iPhones leading the pack

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How to automatically unlock your Chromebook when your Android phone's nearby

If you have an Android 5.0 Lollipop phone, Smart Lock eliminates the need to re-type your password every time you want to fire up your Chromebook.

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Ransomware authors streamline attacks, infections rise

Security researchers spotted improved versions of ransomware programs for both Windows and Android.

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Microsoft fixes Internet Explorer's dangerous memory problems

Windows and Office also got patches this month as part of Microsoft's scheduled update.

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Get 2 GB of free Google Drive storage forever with a quick security check

Keeping your Google account secure is already a good idea, so you might as well nab some free storage while doing it.

Worried about spying smart TVs? Try a home theater PC

In the wake of revelations about eavesdropping Samsung and LG smart TVs, don't forget the wide world of HTPC options available.

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Box fixes security flaw in Mac desktop Sync app

Users are advised to upgrade to version 4.0.6035

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Senators call for investigation of Verizon's nearly unstoppable supercookies

Senators say they may push for legislaton to address the hard-to-defeat tracking cookies

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Sneaky Linux malware comes with sophisticated custom-built rootkit

XOR.DDoS is distributed through SSH brute-force password guessing attacks