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Google Removes 2 Malicious Play Store Android Apps
Collectively, these two apps — dubbed 'Magic browser' and 'Noise Detector' — had been installed from Google Play more than 60,000 times.



Reason Core Security
As a standalone antivirus, Reason Core Security is a flop. It's recommended for use alongside your existing AV, but it identified competing products as malware. The app's best feature is its Internet of Things security scanner.






Did the CIA Hack Your Router?
The CIA reportedly had the capability to hack into dozens of Wi-Fi router models, even if they were protected by usernames and strong passwords.



Did the CIA Hack Your Router?
The CIA reportedly had the capability to hack into dozens of Wi-Fi router models, even if they were protected by usernames and strong passwords.






It's Possible (and Fairly Easy) to Hack a PC With a Vape Pen
Researchers are warning that e-cigarettes can be modified, without a ton of effort, to infect a victim's PC with malware.



TotalAV
TotalAV's collection of bonus features includes password management, system cleanup, and even a VPN. However, our tests show that its core antivirus capabilities need work.






Microsoft Forced to Release More Patches for Windows XP (Yep)
They're designed to protect against future state-sponsored malware attacks akin to last month's WannaCry, but are not a substitute for upgrading your OS.