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Top web browsers 2018: Internet Explorer sags below 10%

The venerable browser from Microsoft continued to shed users in September, dragging down the company's overall browser market share to a record low.

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Best VPN services of 2018: Reviews and buying advice

Surfing the web through a virtual private network (VPN) can keep your identity and data safe and secure online. We show you what to look for in a VPN and help you pick the best one for your needs.

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What is IPv6, and why aren’t we there yet?

IPv6 has been in the works since 1998 to address the shortfall of IP addresses available under Ipv4, yet despite its efficiency and security advantages, adoption is still slow.

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ICANN sets plan to reinforce internet DNS security

ICANN has voted to go ahead with the first-ever changing of the cryptographic key that helps protect the internet’s address book – the Domain Name System (DNS).

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Social media and trolls: The end is near

A new service uses NFC and blockchain to end trolling forever. (And just in time.)

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What's in the latest Chrome update?

Chrome 69 for Windows, macOS and Linux offers the first major UI changes in two years, with an emphasis on top-of-window elements, such as the browser's tabs, and a minimalist overall look.

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What is a search engine, anyway?

If you think a search engine exists as an index to the internet, it’s time to update your thinking.

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Can the internet crash? How the unthinkable could happen

If the dark day comes when the internet does experience a global crash, the thing that takes it down will be, almost by definition, the thing we didn't see coming.

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What is cryptojacking? How to prevent, detect, and recover from it

Criminals are using ransomware-like tactics and poisoned websites to get your employees’ computers to mine cryptocurrencies. Here’s what you can do to stop it.

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Don't abandon that domain name

Penny-wise, pound-foolish: Letting old domain names expire might save a few bucks a year, but lets attackers register your old domain and pretend to be you.

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Mozilla sets termination date for Firefox's legacy add-ons

The company will stop supporting Firefox ESR 52, the final release that is compatible with legacy add-ons, in two weeks.

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DHCP defined and how it works

Dynamic host configuration protocol simplifies and improves the accuracy of IP addressing but can raise security concerns

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Why DHCP's days might be numbered

Dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) still assigns dynamic addresses for IPv4 networks, but two newer protocols – SLAAC and DHCPv6 – are vying to do the job for IPv6.

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What is digital trust? How CSOs can help drive business

Chief security officers should play a key role in building trust with customers, and that translates to better customer acquisition, greater customer loyalty, and more revenue.

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Mozilla tests Firefox add-on that steers users toward serendipity

The new 'Advance' add-on takes into account a user's browsing history to recommend other sites to explore.

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What are deepfakes? How and why they work

Once the bailiwick of Hollywood special effects studios with multi-million-dollar budgets, now anyone can download deepfake software and use machine learning to make believable fake videos. This makes a lot of people nervous.

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The risks associated with global Internationalized Domain Names | Salted Hash Ep 36

Paul Vixie, CEO of Farsight Security, explains how global Internationalized Domain Names, or global IDNs, sparked the emergence of confusingly similar website addresses with nefarious goals -- and how to combat them.

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The Brave browser basics – what it does, how it differs from rivals

The web browser from Brave Software relies on an unusual business model: it strips out ads from websites, replaces them with its own ads, then allows users to send money to sites they like.

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