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I forgot my Windows 10 password!

Forgetting your Windows 10 password isn't the disaster it used to be. Windows lets you get back on track with a pretty easy reset process. Here's how it works.

Bypassing the Windows 10 password with a PIN

There's an easier way to get into Windows: setting up a numerical PIN, just like you'd use with a bank ATM. Here's how to do it.

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How to build the ultimate free PC security suite

Take some time this weekend to secure your PC without spending a dime.

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Why you need a cloud backup service, and how to use one

Cloud backup is the easiest way to get the security of off-site backup for your important files. Here's how to choose and use one of these services.

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How to retrieve Wi-Fi passwords saved on your PC

If your PC knows your Wi-Fi password, but you don't, these tips will help.

Fixing Windows 10's privacy problems

Windows 10 can be intrusive. If it isn't having Cortana follow you around online, it's logging your keystrokes or sending you personalized ads. We show you four ways to keep Windows out of your business.

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How to easily secure your web browsing with Hotspot Shield's free, unlimited proxy

VPN provider Hotspot Shield has add-ons for Firefox and Chrome to help keep your web browsing secure quickly and easily.

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Ransomware's latest threats: What to do about CryptoWall, Chimera and their ilk

In the past, if you had a backup of your files, you could avoid paying ransomware. Malware developers claimed to have added a new twist, threatening to publish the data of anyone who has not paid.

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Why Lenovo's PCs have less bloatware or spyware than ever before

Lenovo consumer PCs used to have a lot of bloatware, but the company cleaned up its act after getting burned on one bad program earlier this year.

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Sharing passwords: One way to save a lot of heartache in case of senility, accident, or death

Arrange to give loved ones access to key online accounts. Don't worry, you won't lose control.

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HTTPS errors: What to do when your PC freaks out

Connection errors are annoying, but they usually require a simple fix.

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The quick and easy way to find the best antivirus software

Need antivirus for your PC, but not sure which of the numerous programs to choose from? Let some independent test data be your guide.

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Your mobile IP address: Its safety is one thing, its privacy is another

Your mobile IP address isn't likely to be stolen. But you still need to take precautions.

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Trust no one: How caller ID spoofing has ruined the simple phone call

Caller ID is easy to spoof and it’s leading to a host of real threats, from account recovery fraud to marketing scams to malicious pranks resulting in SWAT teams showing up at a victim's door.

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Cloud storage alternatives: Three ways to sync your own data securely and privately

Cloud storage is convenient, but you can remove any concerns about security or other issues if you do what they do yourself.

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How to protect yourself from the Stagefright security flaw

Instead of just waiting for your phone manufacturer to issue a patch, there are a few ways you can be proactive.

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The 3-step plan to make your website harder to hack

Online attackers are increasingly targeting websites to make a statement, send spam or flood someone else’s network. Protecting your online brand requires vigilance.

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NFC security: 3 ways to avoid being hacked

More than a billion phones will be equipped with near-field communications technology in 2015, potentially opening up new vectors for attack.