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Secure Your Data for a Worry-Free Tax Season

LifeLock helps safeguard your private information, monitoring your data in the places you can't.

By Sponsored by Norton

NordVPN Review

Editors' Choice

NordVPN packs numerous privacy features into a slick client that has grown beyond just VPN protection into a privacy juggernaut, offering antivirus and unique tools at a premium price.

By Max Eddy  & Kim Key

Soup, Salad, and Biometrics? Panera Rolls Out Amazon One Palm Payments

Panera is adding the option to pay with your palm at two St. Louis restaurants, with more to come.

By Stephanie Mlot

Bitwarden Review

Editors' Choice

Bitwarden is simply the best app we've tested for free password management, while the paid version adds extra security and storage tools at an extremely low price.

By Kim Key

Vulnerability in Crypto ATMs Allowed Hacker to Drain $1.5 Million

Cryptocurrency ATM provider General Bytes says its cloud servers were also breached.

By Michael Kan

The Best VPN Deals for March 2023

Keep yourself, and your data, safe while browsing online with one of these top-rated VPNs.

By Jade Chung-Lee

Journalists Targeted by USB Drives That Explode When Inserted Into PCs

The bomb-laden USB drives were sent to at least five media outlets in Ecuador.

By Michael Kan

The Best VPN Services for 2023

Using a VPN, or virtual private network, is one of the best ways to protect your online privacy. We've tested and reviewed scores of them, and these are our top picks.

By Max Eddy

Notorious BreachForums Shuts Down After Feds Arrest Its Owner

The site was infamous for helping hackers sell and host access to stolen databases.

By Michael Kan

Antisemitic Tweets See 'Major and Sustained Spike' Since Musk Takeover

The weekly average of antisemitic posts on Twitter jumped 105% after Elon Musk took the helm, according to a new study. Also up: the number of new accounts posting hate speech.

By Emily Dreibelbis

Is Your Kid Really in Trouble? Beware Family Emergency Voice-Cloning Scams

Fraudsters are using voice-cloning technologies to scam thousands from people who are duped into believing their loved ones are in trouble and need bail money or other funds, the FTC warns.

By Michael Kan

The Best Identity Theft Protection Software for 2023

Identity monitoring with insurance-backed identity theft remediation offers peace of mind, but it's best when combined with local security protection for your devices.

By Neil J. Rubenking

Why Windows 11 Isn't Ready for Antivirus Software Tests

Updating our security testbeds is a massive undertaking. We explain what goes into the decision of making the move to Windows 11 for our hands-on testing of antivirus apps.

By Neil J. Rubenking

The Phones Have Ears: Americans Fear Their Tech is Listening

A new poll indicates the younger people are, the more they worry—but even 40% of boomers think it's happening.

By Eric Griffith

Members of 'ViLE' Cyber Gang Charged Over DEA Portal Hack

The men are accused by federal prosecutors of using compromised law enforcement and government email accounts to obtain information used to blackmail and extort victims.

By Marco Marcelline

Private Internet Access VPN Review


Private Internet Access offers a robust VPN service with advanced network and privacy tools packaged into a clever interface. Unlimited simultaneous connections helps justify the cost, but its price still gives us pause.

By Max Eddy  & Kim Key

Avast One Platinum Review


A subscription to the Avast One Platinum security suite gets you identity theft protection for the entire family along with security suite protection for up to 30 devices and a comprehensive premium tech support service.

By Neil J. Rubenking

FCC Passes Rules to Help Block Scam Text Messages

The new rules requires carriers to block text messages that appear to come from phone numbers unlikely to transmit text messages.

By Michael Kan

Lock It Down: How to Use 2FA on Twitter Without Paying for Twitter Blue

Twitter is discontinuing SMS-based 2FA for everyone except Twitter Blue members on March 20. Here's how to switch from text-based multi-factor authentication to an app or security key.

By Chandra Steele

Avast One Review


Avast One brings together antivirus, VPN, and a collection of other security, privacy, and performance features for all your devices, but you get more from other cross-platform suites.

By Neil J. Rubenking