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7 steps to completely secure your home computer

By David Nield<p>No one wants a computer wide open to the various threats and nasties that lurk on the web, and you could be forgiven for thinking that …

Time Travel Is Possible Through the Whorfian Time Warp

It's the next best thing to a time machine.<p>The long-hypothesized time machine still eludes scientists, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to</i> …

Physics

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Apps

Former Mozilla dev joins chorus roasting antivirus, says 'It's poison!'

Kill your antivirus, maybe keep Windows DefenderAntivirus is harmful and everyone should uninstall it, so says recently liberated ex-Mozilla …

Malware

It might be time to stop using antivirus

Former Firefox developer Robert O'Callahan, now a free agent and safe from the PR tentacles of his corporate overlord, says that antivirus software …

Google let scammers post a perfectly spoofed Amazon ad in its search results

Anyone who searched for "Amazon" were presented the rogue ad that aimed to trick users into falling for a Windows support scam.<p>Anyone who used Google …

New MacOS virus uses old Windows tricks to get into your laptop

While Mac malware tends to be a rather rare occurrence, Ars Technica reports security researchers have discovered two separate, new macOS viruses that rely on old Windows tricks to get into your laptop and steal your data.<p>One of the attacks, documented by software firm Objective-See, exploits an …

App Store

How IoT hackers turned a university's network against itself

A university found its own network turned against it - as refrigerators and lights overwhelmed it with searches for seafood.<p>Hackers are increasingly …

Cybersecurity

Complete IT Cloud Security & Hacking Training | Popular Mechanics Shop

Data security has never been more important in this age of cyberattacks and snooping, and companies know that, which is why they spend big on cloud security experts. In this training bundle, you'll explore a variety of cloud computing platforms while learning how to secure each. By the end of these …