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Latest Security Features

  • Feature: The best free VPN services of 2014 in the UK

    You can use a VPN to disguise your online identity and access otherwise blocked websites. We put a selection of services through their paces to find the best free VPN for UK users.

  • Feature: What is Cartoon HD and is it safe?

    Cartoon HD has caused a storm but what is it and is the app safe? What about copycat alternatives and legitimate ones. We investigate.

  • Feature: Why TrueCrypt 7.1a is still safe to use

    Recent events at TrueCrypt.org have led to panic and confusion as to the security of using TrueCrypt to encrypt sensitive files and folders. But all is not lost, and TrueCrypt is still basically safe to use. Here's why.

  • Feature: Security warning after further Windows XP attacks

    Microsoft issues out of band patch after major XP vulnerability emerges

  • Feature: How to protect yourself from a CryptoLocker attack

    Ransomware is a new threat to Windows users in the UK. With the recent attacks by the CryptoLocker virus, we explain how the nasty trojan horse works and what you can do to protect yourself.

  • Feature: How to guard against identity theft

    Identity theft is real and can have devastating consequences. There are things you can do to protect yourself, though. Here are our top tips on staying safe.

  • Feature: Why you need a VPN

    Here's why a VPN for your computer, tablet or phone will boost security by encrypting and anonymising all your internet activity. Both private and business users can benefit.

  • Feature: iPhone Touch ID fingerprint sensor: what you need to know

    Everything you need to know about Touch ID, the iPhone fingerprint sensor - including: will the iPhone 5S store my fingerprint and how safe is that?

  • Feature: How to keep your kids safe online

    Here's where we show you how to keep your children safe online and block websites. The internet is stuffed full of great resources and activities for kids, but there's a danger they'll find and do things which aren't so wholesome.

  • Feature: 5 reasons why your antivirus software isn't protecting you

    We explain how to stay safe by updating your antivirus software and understanding its limitations

  • Feature: How to stay safe on social networks

    It seems everyone’s on Facebook or Twitter these days: your friends, colleagues, children and parents. But what you need to remember is so are cyber criminals. Here's how to stay safe on social networking sites.

  • Feature: What to do if your email account is hijacked

    Receiving thousands of spam emails? It could be because someone has hijacked your account and it using it to send spam.

  • Feature: PC Advisor Awards 2013 winners

    We present our roll call of honour for the best of the past year's technology, and our guide to the brands you can trust. Here are the winners of the PC Advisor Awards 2013.

  • Feature: Best Security Software 2013

    We announce the winner of our Best Security Software award.

  • Feature: Top 6 security tips to keep your smartphone - and your data - safe

    Which type smartphone user are you? Expert or novice - everyone should be aware of the latest scams and tricks that hackers and cybercriminals use to get your personal details and attack your smartphone. We spoke to Janus R. Nielsen from www.mysecuritycenter.com for some smartphone security tips.

  • Feature: How we test internet security software

    In conjunction with independent testing lab AV-Test, we recently tested the 2013 offerings from security vendors. Here's how we tested those internet security suites.

  • Feature: Do Apple Macs need antivirus? OS X security explained

    Do Apple Macs need security software, or is OS X safe to use without antivirus? We explore the issues. Here's why Macs don't need security software.

  • Feature: The top 5 worst attacks on mobile devices in 2012

    In the second quarter of 2012, moible malware increased by nearly 300 percent from around 5000 to 15,000 registered samples. Security expert Kevin Freij highlights five of the most serious malware attacks that have hit users in the past year.

  • Feature: 8 tech resolutions for 2013

    You may already be feeling a sense of dread over some of the New Year's resolutions you've told everyone you're going to make. Have you pledged to give up smoking? To lose weight at the gym? Off you pop then... Here are some tech New Year's resolutions that are far more easy to keep, and can be completed from the comfort of your own, if you like, bed.

  • Feature: What are the biggest mobile threats in 2013?

    2012 is almost over! Security expert Kevin Freij from www.mymobilesecurity.com sums up the past year and forecasts the threats, such as fake app stores, Wi-Fi networks and hijacked mobile payments, that smartphone and tablet users are likely to encounter in 2013, and offers tips on how to avoid them.

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