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  • How-Tos: How to stop CryptoLocker infecting your PC

    We explain what is CryptoLocker. Plus: how to stop CryptoLocker stealing your data.

  • How-Tos: How to encrypt your data in the cloud

    Concerned that your online data in Dropbox or Google Drive might be open to attack? We show you how to banish those fears by encrypting your cloud-based documents.

  • How-Tos: 5 Tips to Keep Your Data Secure on the Cloud

    The number of personal cloud users increases every year and is not about to slow down. Back in 2012 Gartner predicted the complete shift from offline PC work to mostly on-cloud by 2014. And it's happening.

  • How-Tos: How to make a Facebook account private

    This is where we show you how to make your Facebook account private. Follow these quick and easy steps and you will be able to control exactly who sees what on your Facebook account.

  • How-Tos: Bugs and Fixes: updates to Windows iTunes, Java, and Internet Explorer

    Update, update, update: Form that habit now, if you haven't already, to keep up with security fixes. The latest include the usual tweaks to fend off malicious attacks, and a fix to Java that should prevent it from disabling itself constantly. That would be nice.

  • How-Tos: Save your Internet bacon with two-factor authentication

    Anyone who's paid attention to computer security over the past few years will probably tell you that your password isn't enough. Passwords are often awkward and hard to remember--leading people to use the same password for multiple sites--and if someone gets a hold of your login credentials, they can wreak havoc with your personal information. Not good.

  • How-Tos: Turn off Facebook's location settings

    Whether you're going under cover or just want a bit more privacy, here's how get your Facebook posts to stop showing your location.

  • How-Tos: Disable Windows' logon password

    Don doesn't need to keep other people off his PC. He asked me how he could skip the logon screen and boot directly into Windows without a password.

  • How-Tos: How to remove spyware from PC or laptop

    We show you how to find and remove spyware from your PC or laptop.

  • How-Tos: What does your internet profile say about you?

    The internet stores a tremendous amount of information about us - from the things we buy, to the comments we make on Facebook or Twitter - but how much of this can we control? And what damage could it do to our reputations and job prospects in the future?

  • How-Tos: How to set up two-factor authentication in Evernote

    It seems like every day you read about another password security breach. It doesn't matter how robust your actual password is; if a hacker makes off with an entire password database, he can potentially access your account.

  • How-Tos: How to delete browsing history in Chrome

    Deleting your browsing history in Chrome is very easy, here's our step-by-step guide on how to do it.

  • How-Tos: How to browse the web anonymously and send messages securely

    It’s no longer paranoia to think you’re being watched. We show you how to use the Tor web browser, use TrueCrypt and BleachBit to keep emails private and stop people spying on your every online move.

  • How-Tos: How to safely install Malwarebytes

    Malwarebytes is a great additional security tool for Windows PCs and laptops. But one reader found his install of the software to be very unsatisfactory. Here we explain how to safely install Malwarebytes with no problems.

  • How-Tos: Close antivirus when installing software

    Often when installing software you will be advised to switch off your antivirus. Here's why.

  • How-Tos: Easy ways to protect your Android phone

    Your Android phone not only enables you to do nearly everything online, but also allows you to carry your life in your pocket. Although having all that information in a single location and always on hand may be especially convenient, it makes for an appealing target to thieves and hackers. But you're not defenseless: You can take a number of steps and precautions to ensure that your stuff stays safe.

  • How-Tos: How to Overcome Small Business Data Recovery Challenges

    Data recovery has mattered ever since businesses started relying on PCs in the workplace. Today's common storage options for small businesses all present some disaster recovery challenges. Here's what your organization should do to address them.

  • How-Tos: Protect your identity on Facebook

    The past year has seen a sharp increase in fraud and identity theft on Facebook. Here we show you how to minimise the risk of becoming the next victim of clever identity thieves with eight simple steps to using Facebook safely.

  • How-Tos: How to protect your PC against devious security traps

    Securing your PC against the malicious wilds of the Web isn't as simple as just keeping your antivirus software of choice up-to-date. In fact, the pervasiveness of security software has forced the bad guys to turn to increasingly clever tricks in their quest to "pwn" your PC.

  • How-Tos: Your Twitter account has been hacked! Here's what to do about it.

    Kirsty woke up to find that someone else had taken control of her Twitter account. I tell her how to get it back.


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