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Eric Geier is a freelance tech writer as well as the founder of NoWiresSecurity, a cloud-based Wi-Fi security service, and On Spot Techs, an on-site computer services company.

Resurrect your old PC as a public kiosk for fun and profit

Give your old hardware a second life: Build a PC with the right tools and software to provide safe, secure public access in a small business or public setting.

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New Kaspersky products pack better whitelisting and ransomware rescue features

Kaspersky's 2014 security software includes improvements like a new Trusted Applications mode and a beefed-up Safe Money feature set.

How to clean and secure your browser like a pro

Ads and toolbars are the scum and villainy of the browser world. Eliminate them quickly and make sure they never come back with these simple tips.

Windows 8.1 steps up security with biometrics, encryption, and more

Windows 8.1 Preview promises a safer experience, from antivirus and malware protections baked into IE 11, to VPN and remote-wiping enhancements for business users.

Here's what an eavesdropper sees when you use an unsecured Wi-Fi hotspot

Use unsecured public Wi-Fi hotspots much? You'll rethink that practice after we show you what can be captured from those connections.

How to child-proof the Internet

Child predators, pornography, online bullying—kids can stumble into all sorts of trouble online. Make sure your PC, mobile devices, and social networks are safe with these simple tips.

7 things you can do to make Internet Explorer more secure

Still use Internet Explorer? There's no shame in that. But here are a few quick and easy steps you can take to stay safer as you browse.

Five steps to ultimate Firefox security

Fend off malware, phishers, and their ilk by exercising Firefox's built-in security features and picking some useful add-ons.

8 essential features you need in a business router

It's not enough to offer the latest wireless standard. Make sure the router that will support your office is up to snuff with these core features.

How to set up public Wi-Fi at your business

Offering free Wi-Fi can increase foot traffic and earn goodwill for your small business. Here's how to get started.

Make your website stand out in Windows 8

New features in Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 help you integrate your website and attract visitors to it.

How (and why) to set up a VPN today

Investing in a good VPN is one of the smartest steps you can take toward improving your online privacy. We'll show you how to do it right.

Google Chrome: Best security tips for safer browsing

The browser's built-in security features are good but not perfect. Here's how to work around Chrome's shortcomings and protect yourself from attack.

Kaspersky PURE 3.0 Total Security adds online shopping protection

Kaspersky's new PURE 3.0 Total security package includes a number of improvements, plus a few new features.

Avast's all-new antivirus lineup packs in new features, a redesigned interface

On Thursday, Avast released version 8 of its antivirus software line, which includes major user-interface changes and new and improved features for both free and paid users.