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Windows 7 exits mainstream support: What you need to know

Don't panic! Windows 7 exiting mainstream support on January 13, 2015, shouldn't have a major effect on day-to-day use.

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Google criticized for not attacking security flaw in older devices

The WebView component, which displays web content within apps, is a major target for hackers.

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ADT to add IFTTT support and voice-recognition to its Pulse home-control/security system

Home-security provider touts the advantage of central-office monitoring versus simply “looking in” to make sure everything at home is as it should be.

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Exploit allows Asus routers to be hacked from local network

Users should install firmware updates as soon as they become available and should block untrusted devices on their networks

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OS X Spotlight Search glitch can expose private details of Apple Mail users

Performing a Spotlight search opens email previews that load external images, even when the Mail client is asked not to do this

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Using spellcheck? Electromagnetic fields could reveal your writing to snoops

Georgia Tech is studying better software and hardware designs to prevent electronic snooping

Umbrela takes an all-in-one approach to home control

Looking for a shortcut on your way to a smart home? Umbrela has a unique take.

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Watch out! Macro-based malware is making a comeback

Attackers bypass defenses aganst macros with social engineering to install malware.

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Hackers steal $5M in Bitcoins during Bitstamp exchange attack

Around 19,000 bitcoins were looted during the weekend hack, which targeted hot wallets

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Why Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi is secretly peeking at your secure web traffic

In-flight Internet provider Gogo replaces the HTTPS certificates on sites like YouTube with self-signed ones.

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Kidde Fire Safety’s RemoteLync alerts your smartphone when your smoke detector goes off

New sensor sounds a lot like the Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight, minus the nightlight.