Ian Paul

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Ian is an independent writer based in Israel who has never met a tech subject he didn't like. He primarily covers Windows, PC and gaming hardware, video and music streaming services, social networks, and browsers. When he's not covering the news he's working on how-to tips for PC users, or tuning his eGPU setup.

Vicious new ransomware takes your money and still deletes your files

Vicious new ransomware takes your money and still deletes your files

A new form of ransomware, called Ranscam, reminds us why it doesn't pay to pay.

Massive Acer security breach exposes highly sensitive data of 34,500 online shoppers

Massive Acer security breach exposes highly sensitive data of 34,500 online shoppers

Acer recently revealed its online store was the victim of a data breach that lasted nearly a year.

Report: Apple's rushing to close iPhone hack opening after FBI decryption demand

Report: Apple's rushing to close iPhone hack opening after FBI decryption demand

Apple doesn't want to be in the iPhone hacking business and is looking to close the vulnerability at the center of its current fight with the FBI.

 Internet Archive's malware museum takes you back to the days of cheeky viruses

Internet Archive's malware museum takes you back to the days of cheeky viruses

The Internet Archive is creating a repository of the darker aspects of computer culture: malware.

Skype now hides your IP address to protect against attacks from online trolls

Skype now hides your IP address to protect against attacks from online trolls

Online gaming can be a nasty business, with some sore losers targeting others to take out their frustrations. Skype recently took action to make that harder.

Kaspersky and Bitdefender get top marks from independent testing firm

Kaspersky and Bitdefender get top marks from independent testing firm

Kaspersky and Bitdefender are once again the top suites in AV-Compartives' annual security roundup for 2015.

These are the 25 worst passwords of 2015

These are the 25 worst passwords of 2015

SplashID recently published its round-up of the worst passwords of 2015. '123456' and 'password' still reign supreme

ProPublica joins the Dark Web with .onion version of news site

ProPublica joins the Dark Web with .onion version of news site

ProPublica is now the biggest news site on the Dark Web. The independent news organization recently launched its own .onion address.

More security highlights from 2015

More security highlights from 2015

We saw major cyberespionage groups uncovered, the most embarrassing data breach in history, an unbelievable Android flaw, and incredibly stupid decisions from two major PC makers.

Death to passwords! New Yahoo Mail protects with push notifications instead

Death to passwords! New Yahoo Mail protects with push notifications instead

Yahoo's offensive against the password is almost complete with Yahoo Account Key.

Severe external drive vulnerability prompts Seagate to issue emergency patch

Severe external drive vulnerability prompts Seagate to issue emergency patch

Seagate has a firmware patch that fixes a serious vulnerability for select versions of the company's wireless external hard drives.

AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot caught injecting ads into web pages
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AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot caught injecting ads into web pages

AT&T is the latest Wi-Fi hotspot provider to try injecting ads into sites where they shouldn't be.

How to reclaim your privacy in Windows 10, piece by piece

How to reclaim your privacy in Windows 10, piece by piece

Windows 10 has deep cloud hooks and shares a lot of data with Microsoft in order to create a smart, seamless experience across devices. If you prefer to keep some privacy, here's how to disable all of it.

Yahoo wants to kill the password one text message at a time

Yahoo wants to kill the password one text message at a time

Forget biometrics, Yahoo wants to kill the password with text messages.

Windows 10 embraces password-killing biometric authentication

Windows 10 embraces password-killing biometric authentication

Microsoft joined the FIDO Alliance in 2013 and is ready to add the password-less authentication standard into its flagship product.

Libavcodec bug threatens Windows XP VLC users

Libavcodec bug threatens Windows XP VLC users

Security researchers found a bug in VLC that could let an attacker run code on your machine, but VideoLan says the bug isn't theirs and a fix is already on its way.

Heartbleed, Shellshock, Tor and more: The 13 biggest security stories of 2014

Heartbleed, Shellshock, Tor and more: The 13 biggest security stories of 2014

A year to forgetEpic hacks, major vulnerabilities, and other security surprises rolled across the Internet like a tidal wave in 2014. We thought we’d seen it all after an SSL vulnerability pierced the heart of the Internet and the...

McAfee announces 2015 editions of its antivirus and security suites

McAfee announces 2015 editions of its antivirus and security suites

McAfee's latest security products are here. Do you need them? It depends on how much you value convenience.

Botnet malware discovered on Healthcare.gov server

Botnet malware discovered on Healthcare.gov server

A server connected to Healthcare.gov had botnet malware on it, but the malicious code was never used and no personal information was compromised.

Android app ambush: Researchers successfully hack Gmail 9 times out of 10

Android app ambush: Researchers successfully hack Gmail 9 times out of 10

It sounds like a pretty ominous security exploit, but it sure doesn't look easy to pull off

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