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ExpressVPN CIO Helped United Arab of Emirates Hack Into Phones, Computers

However, ExpressVPN is sticking with Daniel Gericke. 'His history and expertise...made him an invaluable hire for our mission to protect users’ privacy and security,' it says.

By Michael Kan

NordPass Review

3.5

NordPass makes it easy to import and store your passwords securely. Despite the addition of several security features, it still lacks inheritance options and its free version has significant syncing limitations.

By Ben Moore

The Best Android VPNs for 2021

Improve your privacy with a VPN for your Android mobile device. We've tested the top contenders to help you make the right choice.

By Max Eddy

Private Internet Access VPN Review

4.0

Private Internet Access offers a robust VPN service with advanced network settings, an excellent app interface, and strong speed test scores. It doesn't offer much beyond VPN protection, however, and it needs to better communicate its privacy policies.

By Max Eddy  & Kim Key

Microsoft Accounts No Longer Require a Password

The Microsoft Authenticator app, Windows Hello, a security key, or verification code can be used instead.

By Matthew Humphries

TorGuard VPN Review

3.5

TorGuard VPN can help protect your privacy online with its robust network of servers and support for the latest VPN technology, but the company could stand to be more transparent with its customers.

By Max Eddy

ExpressVPN Review

4.0

ExpressVPN's dedication to privacy is impressive, and its fleet of far-flung servers outclasses much of the competition. Anyone who doesn't need that worldwide access may find its price a bit steep, though.

By Max Eddy  & Kim Key

PhonespySoftware24.com Readers' Choice VPN Survey: Sweepstakes Rules

Read the rules to win big by taking our annual survey about virtual private networks (VPNs).

Update Now: Apple Patches iOS, Mac Attack That Uses Malicious PDFs to Hack Devices

The bug, dubbed ForcedEntry, could lead to remote code execution. Apple also patches an iOS flaw that leverages maliciously crafted web content to trigger remote code execution.

By Michael Kan

Google Complies With Hong Kong Data Requests After Vowing Not To

The company said all requests would have to go through the US Department of Justice, but that hasn't been true in at least three cases.

By Nathaniel Mott

The Best Free Antivirus Protection for 2021

Microsoft Defender is improving, but you still shouldn't rely on it by itself. That doesn’t mean you have to pay extra, though! We’ve tested the top free antivirus apps so you can protect your PC for free.

By Neil J. Rubenking

The Best Android Antivirus Apps for 2021

More phones run Android than any other mobile OS, and there's a correspondingly huge variety of malware. Based on our testing, these are the best Android antivirus apps to keep your devices safe.

By Neil J. Rubenking

The Best Mac Antivirus Protection for 2021

Despite what you may have heard, your Apple computer is not immune to malware. We test the top contenders to identify those offering the best Mac antivirus protection.

By Neil J. Rubenking

Zuckerberg: WhatsApp Is Getting End-to-End Encrypted Backups

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the feature will debut on both iOS and Android.

By Nathaniel Mott

The Best VPN Services for 2021

A VPN, or virtual private network, is an easy way to improve your online privacy. We've reviewed scores of them, and these are the best VPN services we've tested.

By Max Eddy

The Best Antivirus Protection for 2021

Antivirus software is critical for every PC. Without it, your personal information, your data, and even your bank account are all at risk. We've tested more than 40 utilities to help you pick the best antivirus protection.

By Neil J. Rubenking

VPN Login Details Leaked for 500K Fortinet Accounts

Thousands of these accounts are for users located in the US and at least some are still valid.

By Matthew Humphries

Has a Cyberstalker Taken Over Your Life? Here’s How to Get It Back

Someone gained complete control over your computers and smartphones and now they’re making your digital life a nightmare. When a stalker gets their hooks in that deep, escape is difficult, but we can help.

By Neil J. Rubenking

US Extradites Ukrainian Man for Using Botnet to Crack Thousands of Passwords

The 28-year-old allegedly sold the passwords to clients on the dark web.

By Michael Kan

German Police Reportedly Use Pegasus Spyware

Germany joins the list of countries using the NSO Group's mobile spyware, Deutsche Welle reports.

By Nathaniel Mott