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Learn four easy ways to secure your Mac in Macworld’s February Digital Edition

In the February issue, we show you everything you need to know to secure your Mac and keep your data safe. Also, we help you choose the best video calling method. Plus: The cord-cutter's guide to free (and legal) TV streaming.

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The best defenses against Verizon's invasive, already-being-abused web tracking

There are several tools that can block third-party advertising companies from zeroing in on your Web browsing.

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Corel software vulnerabilities let attackers execute malicious code on your PC

Malicious DLLs will be executed if stored in the same directory as media files opened with the affected programs, researchers said.

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OS X Spotlight Search glitch can expose private details of Apple Mail users

Performing a Spotlight search opens email previews that load external images, even when the Mail client is asked not to do this

Latest iCloud crack can't beat a good password

Glenn Fleishman describes the workings of the recent iDict attack and explains why the best defense against such attacks is a strong password.

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How to better manage passwords with Keychain Access

OS X's Keychain Access provides the avenue for managing and retrieving your passwords. Topher Kessler dives deeper into its password powers.

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Thunderbolt devices can infect MacBooks with persistent rootkits

The rogue code will run in the boot ROM and will be hard to detect or remove, a researcher said

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Apple issues NTP security update for OS X

Apple releases a critical security update that affects OS X Mountain Lion, Mavericks, and Yosemite users.

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Heartbleed, Shellshock, Tor and more: The 13 biggest security stories of 2014

The security of the web itself was tested in unprecedented ways in 2014--but the news isn't all bad.

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Forensic software gets around Apple's iCloud security features

Elcomsoft's Phone Breaker can pull data from iCloud accounts with a person's knowledge