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The creator of spying app StealthGenie has been arrested, which could be the first of many such investigations into commercial spyware.

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The FBI and local law enforcement assert that Apple and Google's encryption plans are hampering their ability to crack down on criminals.

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  • Kaspersky Internet Security - free

    Kaspersky Internet Security does a better-than-average job of keeping your PC safe. Three new features along with expected upgrades to their antivirus engine keep Kaspersky competitive.

    4.5
    available for : windows
  • Mobile Security & Antivirus - free

    Mobile Security & Antivirus is a free mobile security application that provides Android devices with full-featured Antivirus and Anti-Theft security.

    4.5
    available for : android
  • Microsoft Security Essentials - free

    Microsoft Security Essentials is a free software with security features all together.

    4.5
    available for : windows
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news - SEPTEMBER 30 1

Despite its insistence that OS X users were in no danger, Apple has issued security patches for the Shellshock flaw.

Tutorial - OCTOBER 1

As with other security-enabled IDs and profiles, your Apple ID can also be protected with two-step authentication in order to add an additional...

news - SEPTEMBER 29 1

Newbeem mixes

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Malicious ads on free-media download site The Pirate Bay have been attacking users, security company Malwarebytes finds.

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Mining publicly available taxi data reveals celebrities' movements through Manhattan, addresses of regular strip-club customers.

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Apple said the effects of the Shellshock bug were limited on OS X, even as attacks on Web servers mounted.

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The full extent of the Shellshock flaw affecting Mac OS X and Linux became more apparent as attacks began Thursday.

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The Haven Digital Lock improves upon the traditional padlock by securing your home with more voracity.

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A deep-rooted flaw was revealed and patched today in a fundamental function of OS X, Linux and other UNIX-like operating systems.

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Despite slight improvements, the iPhone 6's TouchID sensor can still be fooled with some basic forensic techniques and a fake fingerprint.

news - SEPTEMBER 24 1

If you want a copy of FIFA 15, you should probably buy it through legitimate channels; the illicit download links appear to lead to malware.

news - SEPTEMBER 23 0

A data breach at tour-booking company Viator has exposed hundreds of thousands of users' payment-card info and account data.

news - SEPTEMBER 23 0

Google has detected and shut down a new malvertising campaign that may have affected millions of users worldwide.

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A fun bit of injected JavaScript shows how easy it can be to make websites misbehave.

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When students come back to college, hackers come back with them. Here's how students and faculty can protect themselves on campus networks.

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The Target data breach was bad, but you've probably never heard of others that were just as bad, or even worse.

news - SEPTEMBER 19 0

These emails appear to be from NASA and claim an alien footprint was found on Mars, but they really contain a malicious Trojan.

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Home Depot confirms 56 million payment cards were stolen from its stores, making it possibly the worst data breach to ever hit one company.

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Loop Labs' Notion system provides users with a series of multifunctional sensors that can track everything from water leaks to broken windows

news - SEPTEMBER 18 1

Apple's iOS 8 contains striking security improvements and comes with a stringent privacy policy that makes it difficult to spy upon iPhones.

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