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Why Visa's latest move in Europe signals Apple Pay is on the way

Financial institutions are getting ready to support Apple's mobile payment service.

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1Password's update highlights the difference between two-step and two-factor verification

Time-based one-time passwords are a second step, but not always a second factor. Still, for a lot of people they're a step up in security.

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How and why you should use a VPN to protect your data's final mile

Virtual private networks (VPNs for hire) are cheap and very easy to use on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

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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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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.

Take the pain out of two-factor authentication with an app

Authenitication apps streamline the process of getting that all-important second login code.

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Lookout's latest feature puts phone thieves on alert

The Theft Alert featured introduced to the Lookout Premium mobile app Wednesday sends an email alert anytime it detects that someone's doing something suspicious with your smartphone.

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Clockwise quick take: Password security frustration

Serenity Caldwell, Brad Chacos, Dan Moren, and Jason Snell discuss frustrations with passwords and password breaches, and ways to protect yourself.

Antivirus is dead, says maker of Norton Antivirus

...but that's not quite true.

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What the Heartbleed bug really means to Mac and iOS users

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Rich Mogull and Adam Engst explain what the headline-grabbing network-security flaw is all about and what you should (and shouldn't) do about it.

Expo Notes: What's new with 1Password

When it comes to password-management, 1Password is as close to a default choice as there is. iMore's Rene Ritchie talks to AgileBits Dave Teare about what's new with that app.