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Feature Protect your PC and your online accounts with these 5 simple tasks that supercharge your security. Feature An employee mistake may have been the root of the Uber hack, but you can make the same one in your personal life, too. Here’s how to harden your defenses. Feature 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 McAfee found five malicious Chrome extensions with 1.4 million combined users. News Popular password manager Lastpass reported a breach on Thursday, but the company says that user accounts are unaffected. News The system strips out trackers and offers free alias addresses. News The roll-your-own streaming server tool Plex has experienced a big hack. News Surprisingly legit-looking, "free" copies of Microsoft Office are (unsurprisingly) still scams News Microsoft is warning that modern PCs which support specialized encryption functions for BitLocker and other encrypted drives may be subject to data damage and performance slowdowns. News After a security researcher found that DuckDuckGo was allowing tracking via Microsoft, DuckDuckGo moved quickly to close the privacy hole. Updated Microsoft has decided to roll back its change to block Visual Basic macros within Office by default. News Google announced that it would roll out a number of changes to how it manages passwords on Android, Windows, iOS, and Chrome, allowing you to log in to sites in a single tap and improving how compromised passwords are updated. Feature Microsoft's built-in virus scanner should be good enough, but there are still some reasons to look elsewhere. Updated Microsoft Defender is now live for both Windows PCs and Android phones, offering a clean, organized way to protect your devices against malware and phishing attempts. News The ingenious "Hertzbleed" power scaling vulnerability is widely applicable to both Intel and AMD CPUs, but impractical for a large-scale malware attack. News Microsoft will end support for its Internet Explorer browser today, on June 15, 2022. Here's what it means for you. News Mozilla introduces Total Cookie Protection, a compromise between privacy and the ability for websites to track you online. Feature These arguments are understandable, but they still crumble fast after you learn how easy and flexible password managers can be. News At Google I/O 2022, Google promised more privacy controls in the form of My Ad Center, as well as the ability to remove personal information that could be surfaced via Google Search.
News The FIDO Alliance said that Apple, Google, and Microsoft have committed to a passwordless future where you'll use your fingerprint or PIN on your phone to log in to virtually any other phone or PC—even a brand new one.