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Just say no to Facebook quizzes

Clickbait by any other name is just the same. These quizzes take your personal information, and leave with cookies and malware.

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Symantec sells its problem SSL unit to DigiCert for $1B

Symantec has found a way to make a dispute with Google over the validity of its TLS and SSL website certificates go away -- and get paid almost US$1 billion in the process.

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Adobe announces end-of-life for Flash, the InfoSec world cheers

Support for Flash Player will end in 2020, so now is the time for website owners to migrate from it.

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How the dark web has gone corporate

Some criminals on the dark web are taking their cues from the practices of corporate IT. Illicit offerings run the gamut from code that buyers have to implement themselves to turnkey solutions and consulting services.

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Get 72% off NordVPN Virtual Private Network Service For a Limited Time - Deal Alert

Safeguard yourself against snoops, and access blocked content with this no-log VPN service. NordVPN has discounted their popular VPN software 72%. Use our link and see the discount applied when you click "buy now".

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Photobucket replaces millions of images with 'ransom demand'

Photobucket eliminated its free embed image service and replaced millions of images with a "ransom demand."

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What's next in IoT innovations?

Tom Soderstrom talks about the cutting-edge work happening at Jet Propulsion Lab in the evolving field of internet of things.

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Mingis on Tech: The lowdown on Cisco Live

Network World's Brandon Butler checks in from Las Vegas, where this week's Cisco Live is under way. The big story: Cisco's efforts to move from hardware to software, security and "intent-based networking."

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NotPetya ransomware hits hospitals, while Shadow Brokers touts its July VIP service

U.S. hospitals were hit by the NotPetya ransomware—despite a vaccine already being available—while the Shadow Brokers touts its July dump of the month and its VIP service.

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Ohio government websites defaced by pro-ISIS hackers

Team System DZ hackers defaced at least 12 government websites in three states, with Ohio suffering the most defacements on Sunday.

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Even weak hackers can pull off a password reset MitM attack via account registration

Even weak attackers can pull off a password reset man-in-the-middle attack by getting you to register at a new website.

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It's time to upgrade to TLS 1.3 already, says CDN engineer

Businesses dragging their heels over rolling out TLS 1.2 on their website might have an excuse to delay a little longer: Version 1.3 of the TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption protocol will be finalized later this year, and...

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Banks and Fed sites score as least trustworthy in OTA 2017 security and privacy audit

60% of banks and US government sites analyzed for security and privacy received failing grades in one or more category during the Online Trust Alliance's 2017 audit.

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Cisco's New Network Management

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins on intent-based networking

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Enhanced Internet architecture to address WannaCry

Global Internet attacks take advantage of current systemic vulnerabilities. An enhanced architecture with improved web applications can help protect the Internet and its critical global applications.

The modern guide to staying safe online

The modern guide to staying safe online

Keeping safe and productive online requires smart decision-making and just the right preventive measures to fit the level of risk you can live with.

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53% off Linksys Cable Modem for Comcast, Eliminate Rental Fees - Deal Alert

If you have broadband internet from Comcast or similar providers, you're probably paying a monthly fee to rent the cable modem. This one is certified by Comcast and compatible with other providers. This may pay for itself in no time.

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Watch: Vint Cerf on inventing the Internet, defending Al Gore

In this far-ranging interview from 2001, "Father of the Internet" Vinton Cerf recalls having to "shove TCP down people's throats" and lobby for government permission to commercialize the 'Net.

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