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Russian cyberspies blamed for U.S. election hacks are now targeting Macs

Security researchers have discovered a macOS malware program that's likely part of the arsenal used by the Russian cyberespionage group blamed for hacking into the U.S. Democratic National Committee last year.

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How to enable WhatsApp's two-step verification

WhatsApp is adding two-step verification, an extra security feature that all users should enable as soon as it becomes available. Here's how it works.

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Apple's iCloud saved deleted browser records, security company finds

Apple’s iCloud appears to have been holding on to users’ deleted internet browsing histories, including records over a year old.

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Dozens of popular iOS apps leave user data vulnerable to attack

Dozens of iOS apps that are supposed to be encrypting their users' data don't do it properly, according to a security researcher.

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Podcast 543: What’s up with WhatsApp

Security is still on our minds. Well, that and juicy iPhone 8 rumors.

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Chrome, Firefox start warning users when websites use insecure HTTP logins

Chrome and Firefox will warn you when you try to login to a site without HTTPS.

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Putting teeth into enforcing Internet of Things security, but for how long?

The FTC has filed a complaint based on some of the security practices (and alleged lack thereof) by D-Link.

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Meitu's photo-effects app tracks users without disclosing enough

It's not malware, but the long-popular Chinese app's U.S. breakout moment was marred by a lack of disclosure and leftover code. Its maker promises to improve.

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WhatsApp vulnerability could expose messages to prying eyes, report claims

However, security experts claim that the threat is 'remote' and 'limited in scope,' and call for a retraction by The Guardian.

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Mac, Linux malware discovered targeting biomedical research

A Mac malware that’s been spying on biomedical industry may have been circulating undetected for years, according to new research.

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OS X El Capitan gets a supplemental security update

The new update corresponds to an update Apple released last December.

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Podcast 541: The iPhone turns 10

Susie and Glenn take a chance to reminisce about the iPhone's introduction, a full decade ago.

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Adobe patches critical flaws in Flash Player, Reader, and Acrobat

Adobe Systems released security updates for its Flash Player, Adobe Reader, and Acrobat products fixing critical vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to install malware on computers.

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Bitdefender’s second Bitdefender Box sniffs your home’s network to detect hackers

Bitdefender’s new Bitdefender Box protects your home devices from being used in DDoS attacks as well as being remotely hacked.

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Apple gives iOS app developers more time to encrypt communications

Apple has backtracked on a plan to force iOS developers to encrypt their app communications by the end of the year.