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Which cloud personality are you? Three ways to approach online storage

Cloud storage is incredibly convenient, but it can also be confusing. Sometimes you're just not sure what files to put up there or if you should store anything online at all. One way to approach the issue is to ask yourself what you want to get out of storing files online. Is your overarching concern convenience, security, or a mix of the two?

Ian Paul | 24 Jan | Read more

Google's Project Zero publishes three OS X zero-day vulnerabilities

Google's not just picking on Windows. The search company's Project Zero initiative recently published three unpatched bugs in OS X, 90 days after the group privately disclosed the issues to Apple. The new publications bring the number of unfixed security vulnerabilities in OS X discovered by Google to six, according to the Project Zero database.

Ian Paul | 24 Jan | Read more

VPNs made easy: 3 services with one-click desktop apps

We've talked before about the importance of virtual private networks (VPNs) to keep you safe and protected when using open Wi-Fi networks. The downside of VPN's, however, is that some need manual set-up, requiring you to muck around with the built-in VPN client in Windows or a third-party client like OpenVPN.

Ian Paul | 22 Jan | Read more

Libavcodec bug threatens Windows XP VLC users

Watch out Windows XP diehards: if you run the open source media player VLC you may be vulnerable to malicious attacks. A bug discovered in November affecting VLC was recently made public on Full Disclosure, a security-focused mailing list.

Ian Paul | 21 Jan | Read more

'Super cookies' can track you even in private browsing mode, researcher says

If there's one thing websites love to do it's track their users. Now, it looks like some browsers can even be tracked when they're in private or incognito mode. Sam Greenhalgh of U.K.-based RadicalResearch recently published a blog post with a proof-of-concept called "HSTS Super Cookies." Greenhalgh shows how a crafty website could still track users online even if they've enabled a privacy-cloaking setting.

Ian Paul | 09 Jan | Read more

Three security-boosting steps to perform on every router

The computer industry has worked hard to make sure that a lot of the gadgets we use are mostly plug-and-play. In other words, you just fire up the device, login and you're ready to go--no configuration necessary. One device you should never consider "plug-and-play," however, is your home's network and wireless router.

Ian Paul | 20 Dec | Read more

Nifty new LastPass, Dashlane features can change your passwords for you

Password manager apps Dashlane and LastPass are hoping to take the sting out of the next security snafu that affects your online accounts. This week, both services new automatic password-changing features that let you swap your login codes with just a few clicks, replacing them with randomly generated passwords made up of letters, numbers, and symbols. The new features automatically save the new logins to your password manager of choice.

Ian Paul | 11 Dec | Read more

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