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Ransomware attacks on the rise, U.S. firms less likely to pay up

Ransomware is on the rise with nearly 50% of businesses across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Germany reportedly experiencing an attack last year alone, according to a study sponsored by Malwarebytes. The survey included 540 CIOs, CISOs and…

SMS-based two-factor authentication is being phased out

Two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security to your logins by asking for a verification code after you sign in with your credentials. But not every method for retrieving this verification code is secure in itself. To that end…

Meizu m3 Note Review: A budget smartphone with plenty to like

The Meizu m3 Note is a 5.5-inch budget device with an attractive price tag of just $170, placing it in direct competition with the third-gen Moto G. There’s a lot of quality in this device at its price, including a 1080p IPS LCD on the front, an octa-core Helio P10 SoC on the inside, a huge 4,100 mAh battery, a fingerprint sensor, and a 13-megapixel rear camera.

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