Keeping your personal and online data private and secure is paramount. You’ll learn how to stay safe online with the best firewall and anti-virus software, how to manage your passwords and how to recognise scams and security risks.
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Every now and then it’s common to see spam messages on Twitter promoting some weight loss pill or dating site, but Thursday hundreds of tweets flooded Twitter promoting a weight loss “miracle pill”.
Governments are afraid of the Internet. It is the final medium where people can publish…
The Heartbleed bug has been the subject of much hand-wringing and has been called one…
You’ve heard that you shouldn’t open PayPal, your bank account and possibly even your email while using public WiFi. But what are the actual risks?
Given the extensive coverage, you could easily think Windows XP end of support was just a hype. Sadly not. Without security updates, the aging operating system becomes a Trojan horse in your home or business.
Windows XP support ended in April 2014; Microsoft will no longer release bug fixes. If you’ve upgraded your PC then everything should be fine – but what about your bank? Have they upgraded?
Not concerned about identity theft? How about cyberstalking? Are you sure that no one is…
The debate is over regarding whether the new OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability could be utilized to obtain private encryption keys from vulnerable servers and websites. Cloudflare has confirmed that private encryption keys are at risk.
The Heartbleed SSL vulnerability is making headlines around the world – and misreporting in the…
SSDs can only be written to a limited number of times. This is a challenge, particularly for erasing data and doing so securely, which can vastly reduce performance and shorten SSD drive life.
Microsoft threw its hat in the anti-virus arena in 2009 with Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE),…
Windows XP may be dead, but it’s not yet gone. Over 27% of computers connected to the Internet still run Windows XP. Here’s exactly what “end of support” means for Windows XP systems.
Do you want bullet-proof account security? I highly suggest enabling what’s called “two-factor” authentication.
If you’re one of those people who’ve always believed that open source cryptography is the most secure way to communicate online, you’re in for a bit of a surprise.
One of the most touted benefits of a Chromebook is its security. But are there any steps that owners can take that will improve and enhance the current level of protection?
I use Google Drive every day. While Word is still my go-to for writing, Drive…
You are being watched on the Internet – but if you use Mozilla Firefox, some of its great add-ons can help protect your privacy and security on the Web.
There are people making millions from meddling with your computer. Every click and e-mail can…
Bitcoin has seen its share of controversy lately, with a lot of people losing a…
Avast is looking beyond protection now with the launch of Avast Grimefighter, a new tool to clean up and safeguard your Windows PC.
You think you've found the program you're looking for, so you click the big, green…