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How to change your eBay password

eBay users need to change their passwords following a security breach. However, the process isn't as easy or upfront as it could be.

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Remove metadata from Office files, PDFs, and images

Make sure you're not communicating more than you intend to when sharing files and uploading images by excising some of the data about your data.

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Stop missing updates from friends on Facebook

Instead of scrolling through your entire Facebook timeline for updates from your closest friends or family, try using this list instead.

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Malware authors target Android phones

Researchers report the number of malicious apps available on the Google Play store continues to grow. Your best defense is a security app, a cautious approach to downloads, and a close eye on your bank and credit card statements.

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Two-step authentication made easy with Authy

Stop with the excuse that two-step authentication is too much work. Use Authy and thank yourself later.

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How to tell if your Android device is vulnerable to Heartbleed

Believe it or not, some Android devices are susceptible to the Heartbleed bug. Here’s what you need to know.

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Protect your device from malicious ads

The chances of encountering a malware-bearing ad on your phone or tablet are increasing. But blocking ads on mobile is neither easy nor very effective. Here's a better approach to ad-blocking on your device.

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Heartbleed bug: Check which sites have been patched

We compiled a list of the top 100 sites across the Web, and checked to see if the Heartbleed bug was patched.

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The Federal Trade Commission's Scam Alerts page keeps you up-to-date on the latest tricks of the fraudsters.

Spot and avoid the latest online scams

Among the recent targets of Web criminals are students, renters, and romance-seekers; everyone is at risk though, so keep your defenses up, up, up.

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Mac and iOS users, here's how to install that major security fix

Get the update for a security hole that allows third parties to intercept and modify activity on iOS and OS X Mavericks devices. This is an update you can't afford to ignore.

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How to encrypt your Kindle Fire HDX

Beyond just using a PIN code lock screen, Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX and HDX 8.9-inch tablets can also be secured with device encryption.

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Search Google anonymously with Firefox add-on Searchonymous

Stay logged in to your various Google services but keep your searches from being tracked with this Firefox extension.

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