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  1. Apple plans to use its new CSAM Detection system to monitor users and identify those who store child pornography on their devices. In early August 2021, Apple unveiled its new system for identifying photos containing images of child abuse. Although Apple’s motives — combating the dissemination of child pornography — seem indisputably well-intentioned, the announcement immediately came under fire. Apple has long cultivated an image of itself as a device maker that cares about user privacy. New features anticipated for iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 have already dealt a serious blow to that reputation, but the company is not backing down. Here’s what happened and how it will affect average users of iPhones and iPads. Read more...
  2. Scammers are distributing malware and adware made to look like Windows 11. Microsoft hasn’t yet released Windows 11, but the new operating system is already available for download and preview. Cybercriminals, of course, are exploiting that, slipping malware to users who think they’re downloading Microsoft’s new operating system. Read more...
  3. We explain why secret chats in Telegram are a must, and how to configure security and privacy. Facebook’s WhatsApp recently updated its privacy policy, causing many disgruntled users to switch to rival messengers, among them Telegram. Thanks largely to this exodus, Telegram added 25 million new users in just a few days, pushing its user base over the 500 million mark. That makes this the perfect time to talk about Telegram’s security and privacy. Read more...
  4. What to do if you receive a notification about a suspicious login to your Facebook or Instagram account. A notification pops up on your smartphone screen: “We detected an unusual login attempt from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.” Whether the login attempt occurs where you live, halfway around the world, on the kind of phone you use, or from a device you’ve never heard of, what’s really going on here is an attempt to make you panic. Don’t panic. Either someone’s been busted trying to log in to your account or not, and freaking out will not help. To help you remain calm and survive the incident with minimal losses, we are arming you with knowledge of what it might be and what to do. Read more...
  5. Prioritize updating the apps that keep your devices and personal data safe from cyberattacks. Rest assured, there is no global conspiracy to bug you with update notifications. As you may have noticed, unpatched software enables a large proportion of cyberattacks, which is why developers are constantly fixing vulnerabilities in their programs, and why you’re constantly getting alerts about updates. Update the software, patch the vulnerabilities, foil the crooks. To learn more about the situation, we investigated user attitudes about updates in two dozen countries. It turned out that every other person we surveyed is inclined to click “Remind me later.” That being the case, here’s a handy list of the five most important types of software to update — the ones worth tearing yourself away from work or play. Read more...
  6. These seven tips will help you get maximum gaming performance from your PC while retaining a high level of protection. Losing a multiplayer match because your computer suddenly froze for 50 milliseconds can be bitter. The good news is that you can prevent this mishap in the vast majority of cases. In this post we focus on the software-related problems and solutions that are most common for modern gamers. These seven tips will help you minimize performance-related defeats. Read mode...
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