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How to Tell If a File Is Infected Before You Open It

It takes less time to check a suspicious file than it does to clean up the contamination it can cause. This guide shows you the steps to take to protect yourself.

Secure Your PC and Website From Firesheep Session Hijacking

With the Firesheep plug-in, anyone on an open Wi-Fi network can hijack your session and access your accounts on Facebook, Gmail, and elsewhere. Here's how to keep your accounts safe and your business Website hijack-free.

How to Use Logs for Forensics After a Data Breach

Despite the best precautions, it is impossible to protect your network against every attack. When the inevitable happens, your log data can be critical for putting the pieces back together.

DIY Tool Makes Your Own Antivirus Signatures

Big bad malware and zero-day attacks that fly under the radar of anti-virus software are hitting enterprises everywhere. With that in mind, HBGary is coming out...

15 Awesome Things You Probably Shouldn't Do

Want to unlock your iPhone, download YouTube videos, or hack a stranger's Facebook account? It's all possible, but it's also all against the rules.


Optimize Your PC, Security Apps 101, Find Folders Fast

CCleaner got a must-have update; a reader wants to know if two security apps are better than one; Windows 7's Recent Places feature can save you time.


How Do I Configure Windows Firewall in Windows Vista or Windows 7?

Learn the basics of Windows Firewall and find out how to adjust it to meet your security needs.


The 25 Worst High-Tech Habits (and How to Fix Them)

You’re doing a lot of stuff that's messing up your tech hardware--and your personal and professional life along with it. Here’s how to do better.

How to Fix a Windows Infection Using Linux

Even if you haven’t opted to run Linux on your computers, you can still use it to save malware-infected Windows machines.

Six Business Security Leaks You Should Plug Now

Deal with these all-too-common dangers to your data and critical business operations before it's too late.

How to Roll out Full Disk Encryption on Your PCs and Laptops

Hardly a week goes by when some organization or another doesn't lose some laptops and face a litany of IT security questions.

15 Things Every PC User Should Know

Whether you're a grizzled tech veteran or an uninitiated newbie, here are 15 essential facts and tricks that you ought to know.


How Did My Protected PC Get Infected?

Bill Artman asked the Windows forum how his protected PC got infected