Don't-Miss Security Stories
The Express settings option will make your installation go faster, but you might inadvertently agree to conditions you wouldn't choose for yourself.
Here's how to get started with BitLocker, the encryption tool Microsoft built right into many versions of Windows.
LastPass just patched a major security flaw that allowed an attacker to remotely compromise an account. Here's how to make sure you're not vulnerable.
Has a malware infection taken your PC hostage? Here's how to clean it out and restore your PC to a pristine state.
No one really likes two-step verification. It's annoying. And yes, it can be hacked. But you're still far safer with it than without it.
Many users don't realize it, but their internet router is the most important electronic device in their home and is an attractive target for attackers.
Windows 10 wants you to enter your password all the time. You can remove your password, or reduce how often you have to enter one, but there are security risks to doing so.
You know that Google, your service provider, and Facebook follow what you do on your phone. But what about your employer, your spouse, or a criminal? Find out if you have spyware on your Android phone and what to do about it.
Keep your Google account data safe with this essential security feature.
Software updates don't always guarantee you're up to speed with security. Here's where to look.
You understand that you need to protect your PC, phone, and online accounts. But do you always have to use a long and complex password?
We're all sick of spam, whether it's Nigerian banking scams, pseudo-sexy invitations, or click-for-malware buttons. Here's how to get them out of your life.
Piecing together a full financial and medical profile—a so-called "fullz"—is how hackers turn your data into dollars. We talk to the experts about the fullz problem and what you can do about it.
Maybe you know not to plug strange USB drives into your computer, but trends indicate that most people think nothing of it. Here's how security experts keep USB malware at bay.
It's a pain to change your passwords manually. These two password managers make it easier by doing it for you.
No one wants to give hundreds of dollars to extortionists. But if you take the right precautions beforehand, ransomware probably can't hurt you.
Criminals file for fraudulent tax refunds using consumers' information. Law firms are being hacked. The trend is clear: People have to worry about the security of their third parties. Lessons for consumers on what they should do to check out their providers' security.