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Updated Mozilla has provided an update to Firefox version 118.0.1 to close a vulnerability that is already being used to attack Chrome users. An update is also available for Firefox ESR 115.3. News A new media encoder exploit could affect everything from Chrome to Skype to Nvidia drivers. Updated Netflix doesn't like VPNs, but these services promise not to chill on Netflix compatibility.
News A security vulnerability originally classified as a Chrome bug is much more serious than thought. Numerous applications are probably affected, many of which have not yet received a security update. Best Picks VPNs are best when they're paid for, but if a premium account isn't in the cards then here are our top recommendations for a free service. How-To Your router is a popular target for hackers. But if you know how such an attack works, you can take protective measures beforehand to make it impossible for hackers to take over your Wi-Fi network, router, and home network. Updated The best free and paid backup software for your Windows system, disks, and data. How-To Chrome and Edge are not the only browsers for your computer. Best Picks Identity theft and fraudulent charges are just part of the headache that can result from using weak passwords. Shore up your defenses with one of these free password managers. News On Patch Tuesday in September, Microsoft eliminated a total of 59 security vulnerabilities. Among them are five vulnerabilities that Microsoft classifies as critical. Updated StrongVPN is a simple and easy-to-use VPN that sticks to the basics, but it lacks some features that many users will want. News Adobe provides security updates for three product groups in September that eliminate a total of five vulnerabilities, some of which are critical. Attackers are already exploiting a vulnerability in the PDF tools. Updated Your Windows PC needs virus protection. Some threats can’t be avoided without the aid of antivirus software. Choose the best antivirus software for you from our top picks. News Chrome's upgraded Safe Browsing feature has nearly instant alerts for dangerous sites, But Google is downplaying the privacy issues. Feature Free VPN services are tempting, but often turn out to be an airline act. Seven good reasons why you should keep your hands off free VPNs. How-To Although data backup is a rather annoying task, it's nevertheless necessary. We present tools that make backups particularly convenient and secure. Updated Surfing the web through a virtual private network (VPN) can keep your identity and data safe and secure online. We show you what to look for in a VPN and help you pick the best one for your needs. News The FBI's 'Operation Duck Hunt' took over the Qakbot botnet and used it to deliver a tool that uninstalled it from hundreds of thousands of PCs. News Not only was personal information for 2.6 million accounts scraped from Duolingo’s servers, but the API that allowed it is still publicly accessible.
News The newest security checks in the popular browser will scan for extensions that have been abandoned or flagged.