Violet BluePCWorld

Violet Blue is an author and reporter on hacking and cybercrime for outlets ranging from CBS News to CNET. She's a pundit on digital privacy and safety, hacking culture, security, and digital crime who has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show and CNN. She's the author of The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy and is on the Advisory Board for privacy nonprofit Without My Consent.

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Keyloggers: Beware this hidden threat

Your every keystroke can easily be monitored by legitimate and illegitimate software lurking within your PC or phone.

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Cybersecurity insurance: A new answer to online crime

Insurance companies see a lucrative opportunity in the rise of cyberbullying, hacking, ransomware, and revenge porn.

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Password managers: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Besides antivirus protection, a password manager is the most important security tool you can use—if you know what to look for and what to avoid.

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Mac malware: Coming soon to a computer near you

The facts dispute the myth that Macs are immune to malware, and adware is the number one culprit.