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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.

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.

The Week in Mac Apps: Where no flare has gone before

In this week's Mac app roundup, you'll find software destined to explore new worlds, fix your photos, help you build some forms, and even find out everything you could possibly ever want to know about your Mac.

Hands-on: New 1Password 4 looks like a worthy update to a great OS X app

Even in a marketplace that's becoming increasingly crowded, 1Password stands out as an excellent password management tool for users of all stripes.

The iPhone 5s fingerprint reader: what you need to know

Does Apple's new Touch ID technology mean the end of passcodes on your iPhone? Is it truly secure? Rich Mogull answers those and other questions.

Borked Google Authenticator update wipes iOS user data

The two-factor authentication offered by Google Authenticator works great, except for when it doesn't.

AgileBits teases significant revamp of 1Password for OS X

AgileBits isn't shaking in its boots over Apple's announcement of iCloud Keychain; in fact, it's meeting it head on with a major update to 1Password for OS X due this fall.

Find My iPhone bug requires developer account and iOS 7 beta

Apple on Thursday seemingly unintentionally released an update to the Find My iPhone app that requires a developer account.

iOS app contains potential malware

Macworld has confirmed the presence of potentially malicious code embedded in an approved App Store app. But it's probably harmless.

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Microsoft adds two-factor authentication to keep accounts secure

If you're an active user of Outlook, SkyDrive, Office Web Apps, or other Microsoft services, you may want to add two-step verification for an extra layer of security.

on pcworld.com

Apple takes password reset functionality offline after news of serious vulnerability

Apple on Friday disabled the password reset functionality for Apple IDs, following a report from The Verge about a serious vulnerability in the process.