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How to download your Facebook data

With all the news about Facebook recently, you might be wondering, what exactly does Facebook know about me from my profile? Sure, you can peruse your profile online, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. One way to see what Facebook has on you is to download your Facebook data.The...

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What is two-factor authentication, and which 2FA apps are best?

The age of widespread fingerprint and face-scanning authentication is almost here. Yet even in the age of Apple’s Face ID and Windows 10’s Hello, passwords are still the main way we log in to our various accounts. That’s why two-factor authentication (2FA) is still important.What is two-factor authentication? Two-factor, or multi-factor, authentication is...

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AMD’s Ryzen, Epyc security co-processor and chipset have major flaws, researchers claim

Researchers say they’ve discovered serious potential vulnerabilities within AMD’s Ryzen and Epyc chip architectures, which have now been confirmed by two independent firms. AMD said it’s taking the reports seriously, though it wasn’t provided sufficient time to investigate or confirm them before their disclosure.CTS-Labs, a security research company which says...

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PCWorld’s February Digital Magazine: Meltdown and Spectre security flaws

Stay on top of the latest tech with PCWorld’s Digital Magazine. Available as single copies or as a monthly subscription, it highlights the best content from PCWorld.com—the most important news, the key product reviews, and the most useful features and how-to stories—in a curated Digital Magazine for Android and iOS,...

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Meltdown and Spectre FAQ: How the critical CPU flaws affect PCs and Macs

Massive security vulnerabilities in modern CPUs are forcing a redesign of the kernel software at the heart of all major operating systems. Since the issues—dubbed Meltdown and Spectre—exist in the CPU hardware itself, Windows, Linux, Android, macOS, iOS, Chromebooks, and other operating systems all need to protect against it. And...

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