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The Worst Passwords You Could Choose (And How to Avoid Them)

Data breaches were abundant last year, forcing us all to take a look at our own security measures for the many devices and online accounts we use. One of the best ways to help secure your personal data and identity involves creating strong, secure passwords. Sounds easy, right? Unfortunately, as

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Life of a Hacker- A Hacker's Toolkit

There are many tools available that hackers can use to access your private communication in WiFi hotspots. This article by Jared Howe, Private WiFi's Senior Manager of Product Marketing Communications discusses some of the most well-known WiFi hacking tools.

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Fact or Fiction? Top 5 computer myths debunked

When a "tech expert" says to buy a computer with more RAM, or that it's necessary to drain your battery completely before recharging it, how do you determine fact from fiction? There are many self-proclaimed experts spreading misinformation about how to operate technology. Many of these techies

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Stay Smart About Smartphone Privacy

In 2015 it's safe to assume that anything you do on your smartphone, and any information you store, has the potential of being tracked.

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The Safe Way to Recycle Technology (and get a little something in return)

At Assist by AOL, we're all about helping people get the most out of their electronic devices. But when you get to that point where you've used your device for quite some time and you've started eyeing the newest gadgets on the market, we strongly support donating your old device-after we help

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Does Your Slow PC Have a Need for Speed?

We have a need for speed. And we're not talking about cars. We want things to happen fast--especially when it comes to our computers. If you have done any of the following, we have to warn you: You could be in danger of losing your mind over your slooow PC.

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The "Net's Most Hated Man" Incarcerated

The Internet gives everyone a virtual megaphone. Even the liars, lunatics and misogynists can reach the masses. One man who could be put in all three of those categories has been dubbed, "the net's most hated man." Why?

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76% Say Free WiFi Can Lead to Identity Theft

They're so popular, those ubiquitous mobile devices. For better or worse, we've evolved into a society that is a texting, Instagramming, Snapchatting, online-banking, TMI-ing, forever-connected, 24/7-kind of world. There's positives to that, for it is a great way to stay connected with family

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