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New Windows 10 security update proactively hunts down viruses when your PC is idle

With its new update, Windows Defender will work in harmony with the antivirus software of your choice by running its own periodic scans on your computer at the most convenient time.
Web

Say goodbye to ‘12345’: Microsoft is banning your lame passwords

Microsoft has had enough of your bad passwords, and is compiling a list of commonly used passwords that you'll no longer be able to use. That's right, no more using 'password' or '12345' in place of a real password.
Cool Tech

Are you a terrorist, an academic, or a poker player? This startup says it can tell from your face

An Israeli startup claims its facial personality profiling software can identify terrorists, academics, professional poker players, and pedophiles by facial features alone.
Mobile

Say goodbye to passwords on Android: Trust API could launch by the end of the year

Is there such a thing as a password-free world that's truly secure? You bet there is. Android developers will soon be able to use Google's Trust API to ensure you will never have to type a password again.
Computing

Google sneaks in upgrade of Safe Browsing API, says it’s been guarding some users for months

Google has launched new APIs for its Safe Browsing service, which provides lists of known suspicious, malicious sites. The search giant says the feature provides an easy, lightweight way for developers to protect their users.
Photography

Purdue U. system lets police crowdsource cameras to keep eye on crime

Purdue University researchers have developed a new surveillance system capable of allowing law enforcement to tap into unsecured cameras and pinpoint their location.
Computing

"We are sorry!" TeslaCrypt ransomware authors release decryption key

The makers of the TeslaCrypt ransomware have seemingly given up on causing chaos for internet users and released the decryption for the ransomware for free to all its victims along with an apology to everyone.
Computing

Report: Hacker puts data from 167 million LinkedIn accounts up for sale

In 2012, LinkedIn suffered a major data breach that saw 6.5 million hashed passwords leaked online -- and now there's evidence that it was just the beginning of a bigger scandal.
Web

Online privacy worries increasingly keeping Americans off the internet, study says

A new sobering survey from the U.S. Department of Commerce suggests that Americans are so worried about the lack of privacy online that it's actually deterring them from using the internet. Does this mean the hackers have won?
Computing

PornHub gets into bug bounty game with $25,000 prize

Bug bounties are a popular way to improve the security of your site and Pornhub is no exception. It's just launched a new bounty system for its site, offering hackers as much as $25,000 if they can find a nasty flaw in its website.
Mobile

12 Android keyboards that will have you texting faster than a 13-year-old

We did the research to find a handful of Android keyboards that work efficiently, look good, and have a history of user security. Here are our favorites, so you can feel confident trusting them with all of your typing.
Computing

Security expert arrested after allegedly failing to report flaws in election website

Dave Levin, a cybersecurity researcher in Florida, was arrested last week after allegedly finding vulnerabilities in the local elections website and failing to report the bugs ethically.