How to Manage Web Passwords With Firefox Lockwise

Firefox Lockwise helps with password management on mobile devices and the web. Here’s how to get started with Mozilla’s free password manager. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. Managing your website passwords is always a challenge. Using a dedicated password manager can help, but if you use Firefox on PC and mobile, you can also tap into…

August 21, 2019
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Alaska Had the Most Cybercrime Victims Per Capita in 2018

For a second consecutive year, Alaska in 2018 ranked as the state where you’re most likely to get scammed, with almost 22 cybercrime victims for every 1,000 residents, according to new data from CenturyLinkQuote. The authorized CenturyLink reseller examined the FBI’s 2018 IC3 (Internet Crime Complaint Center) Report to identify the most at-risk states for internet scams. In 2018 alone, IC3 recieved 351,936 complaints with losses exceeding $2.7 billion, though…

August 21, 2019
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Botched iOS 12.4 Update Enables iPhone Jailbreaking (And Hacking)

Apple has accidentally re-introduced a bug in iOS 12.4 that can jailbreak an updated iPhone, and also expose the same device to easy take over from a malicious app. Ironically, Apple originally patched the bug in iOS 12.3 back in May, but for some reason failed to do so in iOS 12.4, which was released last month, according to Motherboard, which was first to report the news. As a result,…

August 20, 2019
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Ransomware Infects 20+ Local Government Networks in Texas

A ransomware attack has infected computers at almost two dozen government agencies in Texas. The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) first reported the outbreak on Friday, describing it as a “coordinated ransomware attack.” The agencies hit were mainly smaller local governments in the Lone Star State. “At this time, the evidence gathered indicates the attacks came from one single threat actor,” the department said in a followup statement on…

August 19, 2019
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Software Vulnerability Disclosure Is a Real Mess

In July, several reputable websites reported a critical security flaw in VLC, a popular open-source, multiplatform media-player application. Readers were urged to uninstall VLC before they got hacked. The problem is, the vulnerability did not exist—at least, not in the way the sites reported. The stories followed a disclosure made by a German security agency that claimed VLC had a critical remote code execution (RCE) exploit. This type of vulnerability…

August 17, 2019
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Browser Settings Too Complex? Let Firefox Handle That for You

Most internet activity is happening behind the scenes. Companies track you as you surf from site to site, hoovering up data that is increasingly at risk of being exposed by a data breach. At a time when so many services are free, it’s difficult to know how big tech makes its money and how much your information is worth. Mozilla is looking to change that by monetizing and diversifying the…

August 16, 2019
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Which Countries Are Best-Prepared for Cybercrime Response?

Cybercrime is inevitable. No matter where you are, the odds are better than not that you’ll eventually be the victim of some strain of malware, affected by a data breach, or have a digital device compromised through any number of hacking methods. When dealing with cybercrime on a national or global scale, the question is whether the target—be it a financial hack, a ransomware attack on critical infrastructure, or an…

August 16, 2019
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Google Finds 316,000 Accounts Using Logins From Past Breaches

New research from Google has found that “security conscious” consumers are avoiding easily guessable passwords and using unique ones for their web logins. Nevertheless, there are still hundreds of thousands of accounts out there using login credentials that have been exposed in past data breaches. Google’s findings are based on a free Chrome extension it released in February called Password Checkup, which will alert you when your password choices are…

August 16, 2019
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Microsoft Finds 4 New ‘Wormable’ Flaws in Windows 10

Microsoft has discovered four serious flaws in Windows 10 that the company fears could be weaponized to launch a computer worm targeting PCs and servers across the world. The four flaws are “wormable,” meaning they could pave the way for malware that automatically spreads from one vulnerable machine to the next, without any action from the user. Two of the flaws affect older operating systems including Windows 7 SP1, Windows…

August 15, 2019
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Capital One Hacker Accused of Targeting 30 Other Companies

Federal prosecutors are investigating whether the alleged Capital One hacker, Paige Thompson, also stole data from more than 30 other companies and organizations, according to a new court filing. The feds point to servers seized from Thompson’s home when investigators arrested the 33-year-old Seattle native last month. The servers “include not only data stolen from Capital One, but also multiple terabytes of data stolen by Thompson from more than 30…

August 14, 2019
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