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Expert security suite reviews, firewalls, encryption, spam blockers, ad blockers and price comparisons on products from all the top brands including, Norton, PC Tools, ZoneAlarm and AVG.

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The cost of a data breach jumped 23 percent in two years

The average cost of a data breach has increased to $3.79 million -- not including the lost business that can result

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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

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6 best practices for email security

Here are some ways to tighten up your email policies and improve network security

Large-scale attack hijacks routers through users' browsers

Security researchers have found a Web attack tool designed specifically to exploit vulnerabilities in routers and hijack their DNS settings

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How to stop Wi-Fi hackers cold

When someone hacked a neighbor's Wi-Fi router to engage in nefarious activities, the only effective defense was to plug a widespread WPS vulnerability

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13 security experts pick their must-have tools

Here are 13 top picks for protecting enterprise networks, straight from the experts

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One security hepcat's guide to the groovy new tech slang

Did you hear? 'Social engineering' has gone the way of the hula hoop. Get ready for 'wetware,' the latest threat to your network

New LogJam encryption flaw puts Web surfers at risk

LogJam is closely related to the FREAK security vulnerability and involves downgrading TLS connections to a weak key

Critical vulnerability in NetUSB driver exposes millions of routers to hacking

Tens of routers and other embedded devices from various manufacturers likely have the flaw, security researchers say

URL-spoofing bug in Safari could enable phishing attacks

Researcher develops code that can trick Safari into showing a different URL in its address bar than the one currently loaded

Login system supplies fake passwords to hackers

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

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Containers have arrived -- and no one knows how to secure them

When you add yet another layer to the stack, you add security complexity, no matter what the proponents of Docker or competing container solutions say

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Top security tools in the fight against cyber crime

There’s no silver bullet, so load up with as many of these security tools as you can

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Malicious adware more than doubled last year

The amount of adware discovered online doubled as cyber criminals adjusted their strategy in the wake of better security elsewhere

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The Venom vulnerability: Little details bite back

Bad attacks rarely come through the front door -- instead, the old cracks let in the problems

The best way to protect passwords may be creating fake ones

Research project NoCrack creates plausible decoy password vaults to confuse attackers

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Get real about user security training

Do you despair that users will never learn to avoid stupid security mistakes that compromise your organization? Maybe you're not spending enough time and effort on training

Controversial MacKeeper security program opens critical hole on Mac computers

The program's developers are urging users to update to its latest version as soon as possible

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