PCMag editors select and review products independently. If you buy through affiliate links, we may earn commissions, which help support our testing. Learn more.

Security Reviews

Latest Security Stories

The Best VPNs for Netflix in 2021

VPNs are useful for preserving your online privacy, but Netflix does its best to block subscribers who use them. These are the best VPNs that work with Netflix in the US right now.

By Max Eddy

UpGuard Discovers 38M Records Leaked From 1,000-Plus Misconfigured Web Apps

UpGuard discovers records containing people's names, contact information, and COVID-19 tracing data that were leaked via misconfigured sites running Microsoft Power Apps.

By Nathaniel Mott

Avira Prime Review


If you're going to buy any Avira software, Avira Prime is the one to get, as it includes every free and paid tool from Avira. However, even with its entire posse of apps it can't top the best cross-platform multi-device security suites.

By Neil J. Rubenking

The Best Free VPNs for 2021

If you're short on cash, you can still improve your privacy online. Here's everything you need to know about what you get (and don't get) with the best free VPN services.

By Max Eddy

Private Internet Access VPN Review


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

LockFile Ransomware Targets Microsoft Exchange Servers

A new ransomware family called LockFile has started targeting Microsoft Exchange servers via ProxyShell and PetitPotam.

By Nathaniel Mott

Ransomware Scheme Outed as Bizarre Plan to Get Funding for Nigerian Social Network

The hacker behind a scheme to recruit disgruntled employees into spreading ransomware appears to be an amateur, who may have exposed his own identity, says anti-phishing company Abnormal Security.

By Michael Kan

Mozilla VPN Review


Mozilla VPN protects your privacy, and your subscription fee supports a proponent of a free internet. It's a simple service for anyone who needs a virtual private network, but it offers no bonus privacy tools beyond the VPN.

By Max Eddy  & Kim Key

T-Mobile: Hackers Accessed Data on More Than 53 Million People

T-Mobile identifies another 5.3 million current postpaid customer accounts and 667,000 accounts of former T- Mobile customers that had their data accessed.

By Nathaniel Mott  & Chloe Albanesius

OnlyFans Porn Ban Possibly Tied to BBC Investigation

Prior to the ban, the BBC says it was preparing a story about leaked documents that claim OnlyFans has 'some tolerance' for illegal material on the site.

By Michael Kan

Qustodio Review

Editors' Choice

Parental control app Qustodio is a highly configurable, easy-to-manage tool for keeping track of your child's activity on Windows, macOS, Chromebook, iOS, Android, and even KIndle devices, though it is expensive.

By Ben Moore  & Kim Key

Best Cheap VPNs for 2021

Get the protection of an affordable top VPN, without the limitations imposed by most free VPNs.

By Max Eddy

Botnet Generates One of the Largest DDoS Attacks on Record

The attack, which targeted an unnamed financial provider, was mitigated without any human intervention, according to Cloudflare.

By Michael Kan

The Best Authenticator Apps for 2021

Authenticator apps offer a more secure way to log into your sites and web services with two-factor authentication (2FA). We evaluate each of the most popular mobile authenticator apps to help you choose the best one.

By Michael Muchmore

Protect Yourself From Abuse: How to Find and Remove Stalkerware on Your Phone and PC

Obsessed exes turning into stalkers is nothing new. But with stalkerware, they can also turn your phones and PCs into listening devices that report everything you do. Don't worry: You can protect yourself against this insidious malware. We’ll show you how.

By Kim Key

Cybercrime Damage Has Cost Companies Over $25 Billion Since 2015

High-profile hacks, data breaches, and exploits have cost companies around the world billions of dollars—and that's only through mid-2020.

By Jason Cohen

BlackBerry Admits Cars, Medical Devices at Risk of Being Hacked

A QNX BadAlloc vulnerability also puts automotive systems, heavy machinery, robotics, rail, industrial controls, and aerospace and defense at risk.

By Matthew Humphries

Want to Vet Apple's Anti-Child Porn System? Security Firm May Have $5,000 for You

Amid a legal fight with Apple over virtualization tech, Corellium will now award up to three $5,000 grants to anyone who can verify Apple’s security claims around its child sexual abuse material detection system.

By Michael Kan

GitHub Ditches Password-Based Authentication for Many Workflows

GitHub now officially requires token-based authentication for its command line interface, third-party apps, and services that access Git repositories hosted on the platform.

By Nathaniel Mott

FBI Terrorist Watchlist Containing 1.9M Records Posted Online

The list contains the personal details of people suspected of terrorism.

By Matthew Humphries