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With ArcSoft's face-tracking technology, the Simplicam powered by Closeli can identify when there's an intruder, or if it's just your cat walking around.

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Bitdefender Total Security 2015 combines impeccable protection with strong features, including profile settings to optimize resources.

Downloads for Security

software editor's choice
  • BitDefender Internet Security - free

    BitDefender Internet Security is a complete protection to avoid all threats that may enter or harm your computer system.

    4.5
    available for : windows
  • 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
  • Intego Mac Internet Security X8 - free

    Protect your Mac from Internet threats with Intego Mac Internet Security X8.

    4.5
    available for : mac os
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Don't say, 'She shouldn't have taken them.' The people who stole and leaked actresses' nude photos are the ones at fault.

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A huge trove of stolen credit and debit card numbers that has surfaced on the black market may have been stolen from Home Depot.

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Scammers prey upon people who want to see naked photos of celebrities -- and those who fear their own photos could be stolen.

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Don't share Jennifer Lawrence's embarrassment. Take steps to make sure your nude selfies don't end up on the Internet.

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Malicious advertisements on several major websites infected visitors with drive-by downloads, researchers report.

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Microsoft has excised more than 1,500 shady apps from the Windows Store as part of an initiative to keep a closer eye on its marketplace.

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Several American banks, including Chase, have been hacked into -- and the thieves stole not money, but data. Here's what to do now.

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The browser hijacker V9 may have snuck its way onto your computer and changed your Web settings. Here's how to remove it.

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An unprotected backdoor in Netcore routers makes them virtually defenseless to even the simplest of attackers, experts say.

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The PlayStation Network hackers may have struck again, this time knocking game-streaming site Twitch offline for several hours.

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Here are 12 common mistakes that result in malware infections, computer viruses or getting your computer outright hacked.

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The California law requiring kill switches for smartphones is a good one in theory, but it comes with one caveat: It's based on nonsense.

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So you've brought the Internet of Things into your abode. Here's how to protect your home network and the devices connected to it.

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It's 2011 all over again as the PlayStation Network and several other servers go offline in a DDoS attack claimed by multiple groups.

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The government said the credit-card-stealing Backoff malware that hit UPS Stores had infected 'over 1,000 U.S. companies.'

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Shocking news: electrical currents transmitted by touch can be used to surreptitiously crack computer encryption, researchers prove.

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Blackphones, malware and free, secure file servers, oh my! It's the security episode of Give Me Tech!

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Shared memory lets Android apps 'see' what others are doing and mount precision attacks to steal sensitive information.

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The Windows Store is full of sleazy apps that could cost you money and system security, and Microsoft may have no solid plans to fix it.

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What should you do if you're affected by the UPS data breach? Here's everything you need to know.

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