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1:32Voting in the Ohio primary.
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Reminder: Your Electronic Voting Machine Is Super Hackable

0:44Devices being shut down.
Newsy / Danny Matteson

Why Turning Your Devices Off And On Again Works So Damn Well

1:19Hands type on a keyboard.
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Lone Hacker 'Guccifer 2.0' Claims Responsibility For DNC Breach

1:05Twitter logo and Passwords that were stolen by hackers for Twitter.
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Millions Of Twitter Passwords Stolen, But This Time It Was Your Fault

2:06Files backing up from a computer to an external drive.
Newsy / Evan Thomas

Backing Up Your Data Is Easy; Paying To Recover It Can Be Expensive

1:25Locker ransomware and crypto ransomware are two types of ransomware discussed in AskNewsy.
Newsy / Evan Thomas

Ransomware Makes It Easy For Cybercriminals To Take Your Money

1:11The Facebook and WhatsApp app icons are displayed on an iPhone.
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Brazil Banned WhatsApp (Again), Because Encryption

1:38We explain the differences between the three most common consumer wireless standards.
Newsy / Evan Thomas

What's The Difference Between B, G And N Routers?

1:25The official seal of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is seen on an iPhone's camera screen.
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The FBI Paid Over $1M To Unlock San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone

:52The Pentagon building in Washington D.C.
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If You Can Hack The Pentagon, The DOD Would Like To Give You Money

1:19The FBI may have paid professional hackers to break into the San Bernardino iPhone after Apple refused to help.
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The FBI Reportedly Asked Pro Hackers To Crack San Bernardino iPhone

1:23The FBI seal, as seen on an iPhone's camera screen.
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Apple's Encryption Fight With The Government Continues In New York

1:17Rush hour traffic on a congested road as the sun sets on May 13, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.
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FBI Tells Us What Experts Already Knew: Car Hacking Is A Real Threat

1:39President Obama speaks at the opening of SXSW.
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Obama Tells SXSW: Don't Be 'Absolutist' On Encryption

00:56ISIS tried to hack Google and ended up hacking the wrong one. Oops.
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Pro-ISIS Hacking Group Tries To Hack Google But Gets The Wrong Site

1:21The Internal Revenue Service building is shown August 30, 2006 in Washington DC.
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'Get Transcript' IRS Hack Keeps Getting Worse, More Taxpayers Affected

1:24Running more than one antivirus can cause overlap and competition — and drain your battery.
Newsy / Evan Thomas

Two Antivirus Programs On One Computer Is One Too Many

1:25John McAfee talks to the media outside Beacon Hotel where he is staying after arriving last night from Guatemala on December 13, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida.
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John McAfee Offers To Break An iPhone's Encryption For The FBI

1:18Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center had it's medical records held for ransom.
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Hospital Pays Hackers' Bitcoin Ransom For Hijacked Patient Records

1:42Google search: Do I need to update flash player?
 

Do I Need To Update Flash Player On My Computer?

2:02You can do better than the usual list of common passwords.
Newsy / Evan Thomas

How To Make Your Passwords Less Hackable

1:15An illuminated sign is seen outside the University of Central Florida's Progress Energy welcome center.
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63K Social Security Numbers Stolen In University Hack In Florida

:47Boys play with a Stormtrooper toy from Star Wars at a Toys'R'Us store on December 24, 2015 in New York City.
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You're Not The Only Person With A 'Star Wars' Password

1:20Watchdog groups say nuclear countries need to step up cybersecurity around sensitive facilities.
Newsy / Evan Thomas

Watchdog: Nuclear Security Needs To Account For Cyberattacks

1:12Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer
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Yahoo Will Tell You If State-Sponsored Hackers Target Your Account

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Newsy / Evan Thomas

Malware, Trojans And Viruses: What's The Difference, Anyway?

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Visa

Talk About Missing A Deadline: Stores Still Aren't Ready For EMV Cards

1:34
Newsy Staff

Dell's Security Certificate Debacle Sure Looks Familiar

2:44
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Paris: Perfect Excuse To Push For More Surveillance Powers

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About 200K Comcast Customers Asked To Reset Passwords