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Cybersecurity isn’t what it used to be. Breaches and leaks, once rare and relatively low-impact, have become commonplace, rendering our personal data more vulnerable than ever. Everything from your Social Security number to your health information now lives online, and though it may prove difficult to avoid such attacks, staying up to date on the latest news and security practices is the first step in prevention. Thankfully, we’ve rounded up all our news, guides, and cybersecurity coverage in one central location.

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RoboForm review: a password manager that keeps things simple

I review RoboForm, a low-cost password manager that claims 24/7 priority support and unlimited logins for all your devices.
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This is the one password manager I recommend using over 1Password

The ExpressVPN app on Android.

5 VPNs you should use instead of ExpressVPN or NordVPN

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Google is cracking down on internet security in this big way

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Hacker claims to have hit Apple days after hacking AMD

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U.S. to ban Kaspersky antivirus software over alleged Russian links

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Why 1Password continues to beat its biggest rivals

A side-by-side comparison of 1Password and Bitwarden pricing appears on a PC monitor.

I reviewed two of the best password managers. Here’s the one I recommend people use

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Your PC’s security is being attacked on two new fronts

A side-by-side comparison of Dashlane and Bitwarden pricing appears on a PC monitor.

I tested two of the best password managers, and there’s a clear difference

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Bitwarden review: This open-source password manager unlocks choice

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I reviewed Dashlane, and it’s much more than just a password manager

A MacBook Air runs Norton 360 Deluxe antivirus software.

Norton for Mac review: antivirus protection and much more

I tested Norton antivirus software on my MacBook, checking pricing and features to find out how well this popular solution works with macOS.
I tested 1Password on my Windows PC and iPhone.

I reviewed 1Password, and it’s one of the best password managers you can use

I reviewed top-rated password manager 1Password to check its value and ease-of-use for cross-platform syncing and sharing.
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This cyberattack took out 600,000 routers across the country

Midwestern ISP must replace 600K routers after trojan turns then into expensive paperweights.
A PC monitor shows a side-by-side comparison of Malwarebytes and Norton pricing.

I tried both Malwarebytes and Norton, and one came out on top

Malwarebytes and Norton are two top names in antivirus software, but which one protects best and which has the most value?
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Bitdefender for Mac review: dependable security for macOS

Bitdefender's well-rated antivirus software is available for the Mac, but is it as good as the Windows version and does it integrate wll with macOS?
Norton antivirus scan is in progress on the screen of a Windows PC.

Norton 360 for Windows review: excellent antivirus packed with extras

We review Norton's antivirus and cybersecurity plans, checking malware protection, support, pricing, and more to help you keep your data secure.
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Bitdefender for Windows review: premium protection for all your devices

We tested Bitdefender's antivirus and advanced security plans for Windows to find out how good it is and whether it's worth the cost.
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Does your Mac need antivirus software in 2024? We asked the experts

Apple’s Macs are seen as more secure than Windows PCs, but they can still get viruses. Should you protect yours with an antivirus app? We asked the experts.
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These are the PC apps you’re still using — but probably shouldn’t be

These apps are installed on millions, and sometimes even billions, of PCs, even if they shouldn't be.
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AMD and Apple face a dangerous new security flaw

Researchers just discovered a new vulnerability that allows hackers to steal data and affects Apple, AMD, and Qualcomm.
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Use Comcast for internet? Your personal data may have been hacked

If you're a Comcast customer, your data may have been compromised, including sensitive personal information.
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Hackers are using this incredibly sneaky trick to hide malware

Watch out next time you click a Google Ad, as hackers have a new way to make malware sites almost impossible to spot. Now, a password manager has fallen victim.
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Bing Chat just beat a security check to stop hackers and spammers

CAPTCHA challenges are designed to thwart hackers and spam bots, but someone has just shown that ChatGPT can beat them. That’s worrying news for cybersecurity.
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Bing Chat’s ads are sending users to dangerous malware sites

The Bing Chat AI chatbot often serves up adverts to its users, but it turns out these ads can be hijacked by malicious websites containing dangerous malware.
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Update your Apple devices now to fix these dangerous exploits

Three actively exploited vulnerabilities have just been discovered in a huge number of Apple devices. Update yours now to ensure it stays safe from hackers.
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Microsoft accidentally released 38TB of private data in a major leak

Microsoft’s own AI researchers accidentally leaked 38TB of highly sensitive data on their own GitHub page, potentially creating a field day for hackers.
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This massive exploit lets hackers breach apps like Chrome, 1Password, and Telegram

Researchers have found a critical security bug that affects a huge range of websites and apps. If left unpatched, it could give hackers free access to your PC.
A hacker typing on an Apple MacBook laptop while holding a phone. Both devices show code on their screens.

This dangerous new Mac malware steals your credit card info

A dangerous new strain of Mac malware has emerged that uses deceptive tactics to steal your passwords, credit card info, and more. Here’s how to stay safe.
Microsoft Teams

Hackers are sending malware through seemingly innocent Microsoft Teams messages

Microsoft Teams is subject to a new phishing malware that disguises itself as a convincing notice about company vacation time. 
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Chrome is making a key change to protect you from phishing

Google will soon start moving all Chrome users over to its Enhanced Safe Browsing feature, which is designed to quickly root out dangerous phishing websites.
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Security or performance? With this AMD vulnerability, you can’t have both

This AMD Zen 2 vulnerability has the potential to steal your passwords, but if you want a fix, you'll need to make a tough decision.
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Lapsus$ hackers convicted of breaching GTA 6, Nvidia, and more

Two hackers who belonged to the Lapsus$ gang have been convicted of breaching numerous high-profile targets, including Nvidia, Rockstar Games, and Uber.