Brad Chacos

Senior Editor

Brad Chacos spends his days digging through desktop PCs and tweeting too much. He covers gaming and graphics for PCWorld, and spends his mornings running the news desk for PCWorld, Macworld, Greenbot, and TechHive.

Official Dota 2 forum hack leaks nearly 2 million user passwords

Popular gaming service that powers AMD's Gaming Evolved app hacked

Popular gaming service that powers AMD's Gaming Evolved app hacked

Raptr's a popular PC gaming service that powers AMD's Gaming Evolved client--and it's been hacked.

The 10 most terrifying security nightmares revealed at the Black Hat and Def Con hacker conferences

The 10 most terrifying security nightmares revealed at the Black Hat and Def Con hacker conferences

Hacker heavenIt's that time of year again: The wonderful, terrifying week when hackers and security gurus descend upon Las Vegas to show off their skills and unleash presentation after presentation full of scary-sounding exploits....

CryptoLocker decrypted: Researchers reveal website that frees your files from ransomware

CryptoLocker decrypted: Researchers reveal website that frees your files from ransomware

CryptoLocker is a nasty bit of ransomware that encrypts all your files unless you fork over $300 in Bitcoin—but Fox-IT and FireEye can help you find the key for free

8 ways the password is dying

8 ways the password is dying

The death of the passwordGoogle's massive I/O conference was chock full of trends and portents, but one of the most intriguing messages to trickle out of the show was far more subtle than the Android-everywhere blitz: Google is ...

Just previewing email can give attackers control of your PC, Microsoft warns

Attackers are actively exploiting a newly discovered Microsoft Word vulnerability that could be used to gain remote access of your PC, Microsoft warned Monday--and even worse, the exploit can be triggered by opening or merely...

Avast: Windows XP users already attacked 6 times more often than Windows 7 users

And that's BEFORE Microsoft discontinues Windows XP security support on April 8.

Sneaky software turns your PC into a Bitcoin-mining zombie -- and owns up to it in the EULA

As the Bitcoin bubble inflates to over $1,000 per unit, legions of newcomers are scrambling to join the digital gold rush. For some companies, that means accepting the currency at online checkout counters; for others, it means...

'Encrypt everything:' Google's answer to government surveillance is catching on

And the Giants of the Web seems to agree in the wake of recent NSA spying revelations. Lock it all down!

How to keep your real name and face out of Google's ads

Google just updated its terms of service to allow the company to use your real name, face and comments in ads. Here's how to stop it.

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