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TODAY'S FEATURED SECURITY REVIEW
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus Earns 5/5 Stars & an Editors' Choice Award

With perfect antivirus lab results and a collection of features that puts many full security suites to shame, Bitdefender Antivirus Plus is a top choice for protecting your PC.

 
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How to Password Protect a PDF (With and Without Adobe Acrobat)

Don't let your sensitive data fall into the wrong hands. These tools encrypt important PDFs without the need to spend hundreds of dollars on the full Adobe Acrobat program.

Apple Goes After iPhone Thieves With 'Stolen Device Protection' in iOS 17.3

Apple is testing the feature after the Wall Street Journal reported on scammers who gain control of iPhones and drain bank accounts in minutes with only the smartphone's passcode.

Google's Test to Block Third-Party Cookies in Chrome Starts Jan. 4

The test of this new 'Tracking Protection' feature begins with 1% of Chrome's global user base.

Hack of Mortgage Lender Mr. Cooper Ensnares 14.7 Million People

Mr. Cooper says hackers stole sensitive user data, including Social Security numbers, bank account numbers, and dates of birth.

US Tells Tech Makers: Stop Building Products With Default Passwords

The recent hack of water suppliers in the US, which involved the exploitation of default passwords, is prompting CISA to issue the alert.

iOS 17.2 Finally Prevents Those Annoying Flipper Zero Attacks

Flipper Zero can no longer flood iPhones with pop-up messages.

 
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How to Set Up and Use a VPN

A VPN is an easy way to improve your privacy online. We break down what a VPN is and how to get started using one.

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