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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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Experts fear ChatGPT will soon be used in devastating cyberattacks

ChatGPT is changing the world, but some IT leaders are worried about its malicious misuse in massive cyberattacks -- some of which may already be underway.
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Hackers dug deep in the massive LastPass security breach

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If you use PayPal, your personal data may have been compromised

A credit card is passed from one person to another.

Hackers stole $1.5 million using credit card data bought on the dark web

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Brits told not to mail anything abroad after cyber incident

Apple advanced data protection.

What Apple’s iCloud encryption update really means — and why you should care

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This free service just hit a huge website security milestone

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Hackers’ Cyber Monday deals will be unbelievably good

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Why GPS is critical to your smartphone — and desperately needs an overhaul

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Hacker ranks explode — here’s how you can protect yourself

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Hackers sink to new low by stealing Discord accounts in ransomware attacks

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Your iPhone may be collecting more personal data than you realize

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Half of Google Chrome extensions may be collecting your personal data

Half of Google Chrome extensions may be collecting your personal data

Data risk management company Incogni has found that half of every installed Google Chrome extension have a high to very high risk of collecting personal data.
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Update Windows now — Microsoft just fixed several dangerous exploits

Update Windows now — Microsoft just fixed several dangerous exploits

Microsoft has just fixed a whole lot of dangerous vulnerabilities as part of its latest Windows patch.
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This Chrome extension lets hackers remotely seize your PC

This Chrome extension lets hackers remotely seize your PC

Malicious extensions on Google Chrome are being used by hackers remotely in an effort to steal sensitive information.
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This Wi-Fi security flaw could let drones track devices through walls

This Wi-Fi security flaw could let drones track devices through walls

A research team from University of Waterloo has attached a device to a drone that can uses vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi networks to see through walls.
A black fedora rests on top of newspapers infected with spreading green lines..

Hackers are infiltrating news websites to spread malware

Hackers are infiltrating news websites to spread malware

The latest cybersecurity attack takes advantage of your trust in news sites and your browser to trick you into downloading malware.
Apple Seurity Research website has resources for bug bounty hunters.

Apple Security Research website launches to protect your Mac

Apple Security Research website launches to protect your Mac

Apple is making it easier to research security flaws in macOS and iOS with its new website, which also serves as a reporting hub and information resource.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 GPU.

Here’s how much faster Nvidia’s RTX 4090 is at cracking passwords

Here’s how much faster Nvidia’s RTX 4090 is at cracking passwords

You need to start using 2FA and a password manager since the latest research shows how much faster Nvidia’s RTX 4090 is at cracking passwords.
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Typos can get you hacked in latest cybersecurity threat

Typos can get you hacked in latest cybersecurity threat

Fake websites look just like the real ones, but steal your logins, harvest cryptocurrency, and infect your computer and phone in the latest cybersecurity threat.
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Are Windows 11 security features killing your gaming performance? You might be surprised

Windows 11's security features kill your gaming performance, right? Microsoft brought this year-old issue back up, and we think it is high time to revisit it.
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Passwords are hard and people are lazy, new report shows

Passwords are hard and people are lazy, new report shows

Survey finds that online security is too difficult and most of us simply won't bother with multiple,strong and unique passwords.
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Dashlane will secure and change your online experiences for the better

Dashlane will secure and change your online experiences for the better

Dashlane is a password manager and online companion that completely changes how you log in to accounts and secure data. It's for individuals and businesses.
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Microsoft data breach exposed sensitive data of 65,000 companies

Microsoft data breach exposed sensitive data of 65,000 companies

Microsoft is in a disagreement with a security research firm regarding how a recent breach of its servers has been handled.
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DuckDuckGo’s new browser could help keep Mac users safe on the web

DuckDuckGo’s new browser could help keep Mac users safe on the web

DuckDuckGo's privacy-first web browser has moved from the iPhone to the Mac and it might have even more security and safety than Apple's Safari.
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The latest Firefox release redesigns its private browsing feature

The latest Firefox release redesigns its private browsing feature

Mozilla shows off its Private Browsing mode updates and design makeovers for Cybersecurity month.
Microsoft Defender SmartScreen helps protect users against websites that engage in phishing and malware campaigns.

Microsoft Edge now warns when your typos can lead to being phished

Microsoft Edge now warns when your typos can lead to being phished

Microsoft has added a new feature to its Defender SmartScreen service to protect users from landing on typo webpages that might be phishing scams.
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This new malware is targeting Facebook accounts – make sure yours is safe

This new malware is targeting Facebook accounts – make sure yours is safe

Ducktail malware started as a threat to only Facebook Business accounts, but now everyone is in danger. Here's what you need to know to protect your account.
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Google wants to kill your passwords on Android and Chrome with passkeys

Google wants to kill your passwords on Android and Chrome with passkeys

Google shared its plans to launch passkeys and make insecure passwords a thing of the pass as part of an industrywide initiative.
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Microsoft just gave you a great way to fight Windows brute-force attacks

Microsoft just gave you a great way to fight Windows brute-force attacks

Windows is about to become more secure with a recent update from Microsoft that should block a large number of brute-force hacking attempts.
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As ransomware hits this U.S. hospital, lives could be at risk

As ransomware hits this U.S. hospital, lives could be at risk

One of the nation’s largest hospital chains is suffering from a ransomware attack taking computer records offline for nine days, while patients wait.
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New COVID-19 phishing emails may steal your business secrets

New COVID-19 phishing emails may steal your business secrets

Google Forms are being used by cybercriminals as a way to obtain sensitive information of business owners through COVID-19 phishing emails.
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This dangerous new hacker tool makes phishing worryingly easy

This dangerous new hacker tool makes phishing worryingly easy

Setting up phishing campaigns for Microsoft 365 has become a relatively straightforward process due to a phishing-as-a-service (PhaaS) platform named Caffeine.
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Intel Alder Lake BIOS source code was leaked — should you be worried?

Intel Alder Lake BIOS source code was leaked — should you be worried?

Intel has confirmed that the source code for the Alder Lake BIOS was leaked. What will the consequences be?