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Your 2019 Guide to Social Security Benefits – The Motley Fool

Social security is an important source of income for millions of US pensioners, as it accounts for more than half of total income for the majority of retired households. Unfortunately, social security is not well understood by many Americans. If you fully understand the social security program, you are in a better position to maximize your benefits and make smart …

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Quantum computers threaten the security of the Web. The world has to act now.

Inside the eye-catching Eero Saarinen exterior of the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, IBM's Blue Jeans Boffins are assembling a new generation of super-power computers based on quantum mechanical principles. These machines from another world dangle on sturdy metal frames and look like golden chandeliers or robotic beehives. The units perform their magical work in vacuum-sealed, high-cooled …

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Alexa can now activate your home security system – including Ring Alert

You'd think Amazon's Amazon home security system and Amazon smart echo smart speakers would work together smartly, right? You'd be wrong most of the time – but today the company takes another small step to link them together, simply by polling, disarming, and controlling the status of some Ring, ADT, Honeywell, Abode, and Scout security systems by asking Alexa And …

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The Department of Homeland Security reaffirms the dangers of illegal border crossing after the 7-year-old migrant girl is reported dead

FILE: An American Border Patrol Agent is patrolling Sunland Park along the US-Mexico border next to Ciudad Juarez. (Associated Press) The Department of Homeland Security expressed its "sincerest condolences" on Thursday after it was reported that a seven-year-old Guatemalan girl was detained in US custody and border guards last week after more than eight hours died (CBP). In a statement, …

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SoftBank to remove existing Huawei devices for security reasons

TOKYO – Japanese mobile operator SoftBank has decided to replace Huawei Technologies' equipment in its 4G telecommunications network infrastructure with hardware manufactured by Ericsson and Nokia, Nikkei has learned. The decision reflects increasing security concerns over potential leakage of sensitive individuals against information, system downtime and other risks associated with the use of Chinese telecommunications equipment. The hardware will be …

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Patch Tuesday, issue December 2018 – Krebs on Security

Adobe and Microsoft released updates today to address critical security vulnerabilities in their software. The December patch stack from Microsoft is relatively lightweight and fixes over three dozen vulnerabilities in Windows and related applications. Adobe has released security updates for the products Acrobat and PDF Reader and issued a patch for another zero-day bug in Flash Player which is already …

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Apple offers Safari users safer browsing with support for USB security keys

Safari is late in the game when Firefox launched support for WebAuthn earlier this year, followed by Google with Chrome. Individual sites and apps also support the standard, including Twitter, Facebook, and Office 365. USB key authentication is another option for two-factoring systems that use SMS text messaging or apps like Duo or Google's own authenticator , However, hardware keys …

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Robert Mueller files a conviction of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn over Trump

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office is expected to file a verdict on Tuesday against former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, which will include the Special Counsel's recommended sentence. The memo is also likely to show the extent of Flynn's cooperation with the government after admitting in December 1945 that he lied to the FBI about his contacts with Russian Ambassador …

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