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Denial Syndrome: Users don’t think they'll get hacked

People who spend a good portion of their personal and professional lives online say they care about security and privacy. But most of them don’t act like it

Top 25 free apps for Windows 10

Top 25 free apps for Windows 10

Here’s the best of the best for Windows 10. Sometimes good things come in free packages

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New wireless tech from MIT promises password-free Wi-Fi

Chronos system developed by researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab could also help make smart homes smarter

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5 things you should know about two-factor authentication

Here are the basics to help you stay secure and keep hackers from stealing your identity online

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CNBC just collected your password and shared it with marketers

An exercise in password security went terribly wrong, security experts say

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27% of US office workers would sell their passwords

Password hygiene is actually deteriorating, despite all the recent media attention on data breaches, according to a new survey

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The 10 Windows group policy settings you need to get right

Configure these 10 group policy settings carefully, and enjoy better Windows security across the office

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In scathing ruling, judge says Apple can't be forced to unlock iPhones

The government's legal position would lead to 'absurd' results and be unconstitutional if accepted, a federal judge rules

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Review: 8 password managers for Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, and Android

LastPass, 1Password, and Dashlane edge KeePass and company in features, flexibility, and ease

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What FIDO credentials mean in Windows 10

Can Microsoft Windows 10 users start thinking about using biometrics to replace -- rather than secure -- passwords?

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VBulletin resets passwords, issues emergency patches following breach

Evidence suggests that hackers had access to at least one zero-day exploit

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The 4 commandments of basic data security

Year after year, basic protective measures go missing even from big-time e-commerce sites, because someone doesn't know better or doesn't care

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Credentials stored in Ashley Madison's source code might have helped attackers

The company's developers were careless with sensitive credentials like database passwords, secret keys, and authentication tokens, a security consultant found

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Tired of memorizing passwords? A Turing Award winner came up with this algorithmic trick

You'll need to practice ahead of time, but the rest is fairly simple to make your passwords not only easier to manage but also more secure

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Review: The best password managers for PCs, Macs, and mobile devices

10 local and cloud-based contenders make passwords stronger and online life easier for Windows, OS X, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone users

Online password locker LastPass hacked

Users will need to change their master passwords after the company detected a breach

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Find the right balance between security and usability

Make sure your security reduces the burden on users to the minimum required to get the security you truly need

Login system supplies fake passwords to hackers

The research project ErsatzPasswords aims to stop the cracking of password hashes

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