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Podcast 536: Made in America

A grab-bag of topics this week includes President-elect Trump's wish for Apple to build iPhones in the U.S.—and how Apple is responding so far.

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11 security basics that keep you safe from holiday tech dangers

These basic security tips will help protect you during the scam-filled holiday season.

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10 sneaky holiday phishing scams to watch out for

It always happens this time of year, an influx of holiday-related scams circulating the web. Here are a six holiday threats to watch out for.

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A USB dongle can hijack all your Web accounts and router in 30 seconds, even if your computer is locked

A security researcher finds a gaping hole in automatic network connections made by plugging in a dongle.

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Password manager LastPass now works on all your devices for free

Now you can get LastPass on your computer and your phone without paying $12 per year.

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Lyft customers face potential hack from recycled phone numbers

Giving up an old cell phone number for a new one may seem harmless. But for Lyft customers, it can potentially expose their accounts to complete strangers.

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Podcast 529: Fire and brimstone

While we wait forever for new Macs, Apple is headed to the Supreme Court. The FBI needs to crack more iPhones, but at least none of them have caught on fire yet, unlike some other phones we could mention.

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Potential Apple Watch snooping: a not-so-paranoid cyberespionage risk

It may sound paranoid, but the next time you enter into a highly confidential meeting, leave your smart watch behind. It's possible the device could be spying on you.

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Terror suspect's locked iPhone could lead to a second Apple-FBI showdown

The FBI wants to access data on a locked iPhone owned by a dead stabbing suspect with alleged ties to ISIS.

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Spotify ads slipped malware onto PCs and Macs

Ads played to Spotify listeners tried to install malware on PCs and Macs.

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Bounty for iOS jailbreak exploit jumps to $1.5 million

The value for zero-day exploits targeting Apple's iOS software is jumping. On Thursday, a company called Zerodium began offering as much as $1.5 million for them.

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New Mac Trojan uses the Russian space program as a front

Security researchers have found a new Mac OS X malware that appears to be targeting the aerospace industry.

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Apple’s new macOS Sierra fixes over 60 security flaws

Aside from new and interesting features, macOS Sierra 10.12 has a large number of important security fixes.

Apple releases Security Updates for El Capitan, Yosemite, and Safari

The zero-day exploits patched by iOS 9.3.5 have also been patched on the Mac.

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Dropbox made you change your password because 68 million accounts were hacked

Dropbox’s move last week to ask users who had signed up before mid-2012 to change their account passwords followed the discovery of a dump of some 68 million email addresses and passwords.