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How to encrypt your Android communications to prevent spying and stop thieves

Scrambling your mobile communications makes it harder for criminals to pluck out juicy chunks of data, like banking passwords.

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Locked out? Get back into Windows 8 by resetting your password

A forgotten password is no need for panic. There are several ways to get back into your Windows 8 PC if you've locked yourself out.

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KnowBe4 backs its training with a crypto-ransom guarantee

KnowBe4 is so confident in its security awareness training it is offering to pay ransomware demands if a user falls victim to a crypto-ransom attack.

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Snowden leaks after one year: Wrangling over the meaning of 'bulk'

The Snowden revelations about NSA surveillance have ignited a debate, but little action in Washington.

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Reset the Net: How the web is fighting back on the anniversary of Snowden's revelations

One year to the day after Snowden's first NSA revelation broke, the web is aflutter in rebellion. Here's the details, and tools you can use to protect your privacy.

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Google's Chrome Gmail encryption extension hides NSA-jabbing Easter Egg

Google loves to hide jokes in its products and the company's upcoming end-to-end email encryption extension for Chrome is no exception.

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Trojan app encrypts files on Android devices, demands ransom

It's the first Android ransomware threat with file-encrypting abilities, researchers from ESET said

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Mobile spying apps fuel domestic violence, U.S. senator says

Senator Al Franken calls on Congress to pass a bill banning the creation of mobile spy apps.

ISPs should quarantine infected computers, researchers say

Forcing users to clean their infected computers on an ongoing basis would be more disruptive to cybercriminals than botnet takedowns, some security researchers say.

Critical flaw in GnuTLS encryption opens Linux PCs to server-based attacks

A vulnerability patched in the GnuTLS library can potentially be exploited from malicious servers to execute malware on computers