Don't-Miss Security Stories

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Hands-on: Dashlane's awesome new feature changes all your passwords with one click

We've already taken a dive into LastPass' Auto-Password change. Now let's see how Dashlane's Password Changer stacks up.

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Without your Recovery Key, your Apple ID could be lost forever

Do you know where your Apple ID Recovery Key is? Keeping track of it could save your digital life.

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Nifty new LastPass, Dashlane features can change your passwords for you

Both Dashlane and LastPass recently released features to automatically change your passwords for more than 75 different websites.

Private I: Choosing whether to sync your passwords

Not all passwords are created equal, and password generators like 1Password, LastPass, and iCloud Keychain are your best bet against hacking.

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Two-factor authentication gets physical with USB U2F devices

If these little security dongles catch on, we won't have to type in second-factor codes anymore.

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Bitdefender's BOX hardware protects your entire home network, not just your PC

Bitdefender BOX can replace or run alongside a home router to scan all network traffic for security threats

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Private I: It's time to encrypt everything

Tools have never been more powerful, and we've never had as many options from which to choose. It's about to get even better.

AT&T kills the 'permacookie,' stops tracking customers' Internet usage (for now)

The mobile carrier says it was testing the tracking technology, but it didn't rule out reintroducing permacookies in the future.

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Let the right one in: Apple uses two doors to manage malware

WireLurker and Masque Attack show the different paths Apple has taken for app security, and how Apple could loosen the reins of iOS without putting most users at additional risk.

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Apple blocks infected WireLurker apps from running

The company advised that people stick to trusted sources for downloading apps

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Chinese iOS devices fall prey to invasive WireLurker malware

Thousands of users may be infected with malware that collects data from an iOS device, Palo Alto Networks said--though the malware is only found in a third-party app store that offers free versions of premium software.

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iCloud Drive is backing up files you haven't saved yet

It's a feature, not a bug, but Glenn Fleishman thinks Apple should at least give users a choice.

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Top messaging apps flat-out flunk EFF's security review

The organization ranked 39 digital communication tools based on security features and best practices

on pcworld.com