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  1. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    CCleaner malware targeted internal networks at Google, Microsoft, and Samsung

    The malware attack on Windows utility CCleaner may have been more targeted and sophisticated than it seemed. In the days since the attack was announced, researchers have been poring through data from a seized command and control center, finding evidence that the attackers were using the...
  2. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Ashley Madison slammed with $1.6 million fine for devastating data breach

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has demanded Ashley Madison pay US $1.6 million for its failure to protect millions of users' data. As we all recall, hackers stole a database containing the usernames, passwords, and other personal information for all 37 million users of the pro-affair adult...
  3. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Yahoo won’t let you forward your emails to another service – but why?

    Yahoo has really been in the firing line in the past few weeks. First came the news that the company had confirmed a data breach of half a billion (5 × 108) records. The age of the breach was as worrying as its size: the data was stolen back in 2014, but Yahoo only reported it recently. The...
  4. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    ‘Security fatigue’ leading computer users to more or less just give up

    Do you use the same password for multiple sites? Do your eyes glaze over after sites like LinkedIn or Yahoo get massively hacked and, like clockwork, the security wonks come wagging their fingers at you for reusing your passwords? Do you shrug and say “Hey, it’s not my job to keep those sites...
  5. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Woman Hit With $9,100 Verizon Wireless Bill For Data She Says She Didn’t Use

    A Florida woman who says she barely ever uses her monthly allotment of data recently received a bill from Verizon Wireless for $9,153, claiming she had used 569 GB of data in the span of about 10 days. Every month since February, when she started using Verizon Wireless, the Tampa-area woman...
  6. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Next Year, You Can Buy Pay-As-You-Go Cable From Comcast If You Want

    We’re used to there being two kinds of cell phone plans. There’s the post-paid, where you get a bill every month that may go up or down depending on your usage. And there’s the pre-paid, where you pay your $40 and get your flat amount of data and airtime, and use it until it’s used up. But...
  7. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    This is why you should be very careful who you connect with on LinkedIn

    LinkedIn is obviously a very handy tool when it comes to the world of work, but far too many users of the social network are happy to connect with strangers, who could be malicious parties looking to cherry-pick precious data. That's the headline from a new survey of 2,000 people in the UK...
  8. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Even Anonymous Users Can Be Identified With Only Two Pieces Of Data From Social Media Apps

    If you think you’re evading the constantly tracking eye of the Internet by using throw-away email addresses and obscure screen names to register your social media accounts and other apps, you’re probably wrong. A new study demonstrates how simple it can be to correctly identify someone using...
  9. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Reset Your Windows 10 System

    Using Reset This PC with the Keep My Files option will essentially perform a fresh install of Windows 10 while keeping all your data intact. When you choose this option from the Recovery Drive, it will find and back up all your data, settings, and apps. It will then install a fresh copy of...
  10. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Comcast’s Holiday Gift To Subscribers: Data Caps Coming To More Users December 1

    Did you feel like paying more to Comcast next month to keep using the amount of data you’ve been using for years already? No? Well, if you’re in one of several markets in the southeast, tough cookies: Comcast’s data caps, and their fees, are coming to a cable modem near you this December. DSL...
  11. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft responds to Windows 10 privacy concerns

    It has been nearly two months since the launch of Windows 10, and Microsoft is finally responding to the growing privacy concerns around the new operating system. In a detailed blog post from Windows chief Terry Myerson, Microsoft details all of the ways Windows 10 collects and uses data...
  12. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    The Windows 10 Tech Preview Is Snooping In On You, Just So You Know

    Perhaps we’re getting too used to big tech companies collecting, using, and often distributing information about us without our permission. Invasions of our privacy have become commonplace, and, for the most part, we tolerate them. We do so, solely, it would seem, because we value the...
  13. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    How to Erase a Hard Drive and Encrypt Your Files

    This post was originally published on Oct. 31, 2009, and updated on Aug. 7, 2014, by Brandon Widder. The following instructions now pertain to BitLocker as our previous software choice, TrueCrypt, is no longer available. Michael Brown and Emily Schiola contributed to this post. In this day and...
  14. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    This is your chance to ask Facebook to pay you $500 in exchange for your personal data

    Even though Facebook is very useful when it comes to staying connected with friends, spying on your ex, and pretending you’re awfully happy with your life, the social network isn’t letting you do this for charity — rather, it’s vacuuming up as much information about you as it can to sell better...
  15. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Are you a Verizon customer with unlimited data? Get ready to be throttled

    As we learned from a recent study, Verizon has been remarkably efficient at convincing unlimited wireless data plan holders to switch to newer, more profitable data plans. According to market research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, just 22% of Verizon’s mobile subscribers were...
  16. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    The Creepiest Internet Tracking Tool Yet Is ‘Virtually Impossible’ To Block

    Internet users who are actively trying to make sure their online activity isn’t tracked by websites or government agencies should know there’s an even creepier tracking tool out there used by a variety of websites, “from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn,” as ProPublica puts it, that’s almost impossible...