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Which Cloud Storage Solution Is Most Secure for Your Documents?

When deciding which cloud storage provider to use, most of us prioritize convenience over security. Of course, convenience is important. If you can’t get your hands on your files when you need them, there’s very little point in having a cloud storage account. At that point, you’d be better using a USB stick. However, security is equally as important. In fact, it’s arguably even more importan...
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Find Out Who’s Stolen Your Photos and What You Can Do About It

Photo theft is a sad fact of life in our digital world. If you share photos online, chances are pretty good that, at some point, you’ll have at least one of those images stolen with nary a whiff of credit or thanks. But that glass-half-empty outlook shouldn’t stop you from sharing snapshots of your cat. There are steps you can take to make things harder, if not impossible, for those who would s...
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Best Security Websites To See If Your Passwords Have Ever Been Leaked

These days, data breaches are growing more numerous — and more worrisome. After all, how are you supposed to protect your passwords and login information when they are being stolen from enormous company databases that you have no control over? That said, there are lots of ways to keep yourself protected including keeping an eye out for leaks that could involve your accounts. Unfortunately, ther...
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Complete Guide To Improve Your Cyber Hygiene in 5 Easy Steps

We all know that looking after our own personal hygiene is important for our health and well-being. In the digital world, we need to be aware of and look after our cyber hygiene. While the term is unusual, it means performing regular checks and modifying a few behaviors to secure ourselves online. It’s the kind of advice that we here at MakeUseOf offer regularly in the face of a new leak or attack...
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Kaspersky Launches a Free Antivirus for Your PC

Kaspersky is launching a free version of its award-winning antivirus software worldwide. Kaspersky Free offers the most basic protection for free for everyone who wants it. And all without bombarding you with ads. Which is a generous offer from the Russian security vendor. Called Kaspersky Free, the software provides the core essentials, including email and desktop antivirus protection, the abi...
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Google Play Protect Helps Keep Your Android Secure

Backed by the strength of Google, Play Protect brings control to your fingertips while giving guidance along the way. Together, we lay out the ideal security blanket for your mobile device. Consider yourself covered. Google has released Google Play Protect, a security suite designed to keep your Android safe. Play Protect resides on your handset, scanning your device around the clock. It also s...
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Be Internet Awesome: Google Teaches Your Kids How to Stay Safe Online

Google has stepped up its efforts to tackle trolls, bullies, hackers and phishing on the Internet by starting an initiative to educate kids related to the usage of the internet, helping them make better and smart decisions online. Google has launched a new initiative called Be Internet Awesome. This is an educational program designed to teach kids how to stay safe online. To that end, it compri...
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Disable This Windows 10 Setting To Prevent WannaCry Malware Variants

What is WannaCry Malware? WannaCry (also known as WCry or WanaCryptor) malware is a self-propagating (worm-like) ransomware that spreads through internal networks and over the public internet by exploiting a vulnerability in Microsoft’s Server Message Block (SMB) protocol, MS17-010. The WannaCry malware consists of two distinct components, one that provides ransomware functionality and a compon...
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560 Million Old Passwords Have Leaked Online

Looks like it’s time to change passwords again. Security researchers have discovered a massive database of login credentials — over 560 million emails and passwords — put together by an unknown person. All of the information is insecure. The database was discovered by the Kromtech Security Research Center, who ran the information with Troy Hunt. Most of the information is already on Hunt’s Have...
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SECURITY 8 Tips to Keep Your Snapchat Secure

Snapchat is one of the highest rated apps for both iOS and Android devices. It has taken the world by storm with its mixture of timed photos and videos, while others love the direct access it grants to celebrities and other people of interest. Snapchat, which has become hugely popular, lets you share images or video clips to your friends. But there’s a twist: They can only be viewed for a matte...
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