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Be Careful: These Android Apps Are Installing Malware, Stealing Your Data

Zscaler identifies 90+ malicious apps on Google Play that were downloaded over 5.5 million times. Many pose as PDF or QR code readers and install data-stealing malware once you update them.

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US Arrests Chinese Citizen Behind Malicious VPNs

YunHe Wang allegedly used free VPN services to operate '911 S5,' the world's largest botnet.

Google's Controversial Plan to Disable Older Chrome Extensions Starts June 3

The move begins with Chrome beta users on June 3, before a gradual phaseout of 'Manifest V2' extensions for all users in the coming months.

'Operation Endgame' Dismantles Malware Groups That Infected Millions of PCs

The FBI and police in Europe crack down on the criminal infrastructure behind four Windows-based malware variants: IcedID, Smokeloader, Pikabot, and Bumblebee.

HMA VPN Provides Privacy Worldwide

HMA VPN offers an excellent user experience, impressive global server distribution, and some unique features. Not all its key security extras are available on every platform, however.

Free Piano? Nope, It's Just an Email Scam Out to Extract Cash, Personal Data

Victims end up paying hundreds of dollars to the fraudsters while giving up their personal information. The hackers then take the money and cut off communication.

Ticketmaster Breach Tied to Hacks at Cloud Provider Snowflake

Hackers appear to be targeting cloud storage platform Snowflake in an effort to steal data from its enterprise customers, including companies.

Encrypt Your Chats With a Private Messaging App

A private messaging service can keep your online conversations private from advertisers and governments. We’ve tested the top three contenders for end-to-end encrypted chat.

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