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iOS 9 isn't even out yet, but the OS has already been successfully jailbroken. This means you'll be able to unshackle the hardware restrictions from your iPhone 6S or 6S Plus as soon as you pull it out of the box. While there are certainly benefits to jailbreaking your iOS device, it also opens up a range of significant threats. If you're thinking of going down this route, be sure to read this first...

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Bitdefender is preparing to launch Clueful in the Google Play Store; the same privacy protection app that was forcibly removed from the Apple App Store last year. We quizzed Bitdefender's leading security bods about what the new app offers Android users.

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Apple won't approve iOS anti-virus apps, but that doesn't mean there aren't security issues for the platform that can be addressed. BitDefender's Clueful analyses the impact of other apps you have installed on your iPhone or apps you're considering installing, including what data they share, whether they use excessive battery life and how they store data.

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It's always the way of digital things: as soon as a technology becomes successful, scammers and criminals line up to exploit it. Current hot development areas for the con artists? Fake free Mac anti-virus solutions and scams aimed at the growing audience on Pinterest.

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I'm willing to bet that you don't bother running any kind of security check before plugging a USB drive into your computer. That could be a mistake: research by BitDefender suggests that infections from software which automatically launches when you connect a USB drive are up significantly.

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Security software companies generally don't have massively fancy premises. However, Bitdefender's Bucharest headquarters adds a few interesting designer touches for its software development team, including a wall of insect images named after famous viruses and various giant software boxes and huge motivational quotes.