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All politics aside, America woke up to the news early in the New Year that an emerging social network was pulled from the Web with little or no warning, leaving the social network without access to its platform, including its members. The surprisingly whimsical move by one of the ...

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Believe it or not, you just can’t shred too much. If you aren’t destroying your sensitive data, my best advice is for you to start now. There are people out there who make a living diving into dumpsters in search of credit card info, bank account number, mortgage statements, ...

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There is a new strain of "ransomware" that does not  bother with the whole encryption thing at all.  These bad guys seem to think it's just an unnecessary distraction and too much work. Better to just start nuking files and then present victims with a ransom note.  It's called ...

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You’ve probably read many times that two-factor authentication is a superb extra layer of protection against a thief hacking into your accounts, because gaining access requires entering a One Time Passcode (OTP)—sent via text or voice—into a login field. In other words, no phone, no access. But CAN a hacker ...

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Since Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella took over, we've seen a number of innovative moves coming out of Redmond. We've seen all of the following steps recently: Announced that Skype will be offering a simultaneous voice translation capability. That means you can be an American speaking ...

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