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How to minimize the risks of phishing scams

Employees are often the weakest link in your company's security chain. But with a little knowledge and foresight you can mitigate the risks. In this video, CIO.com senior writer Sharon Florentine explains the anatomy of a phishing scam and how you and your workers can avoid becoming a victim.

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6 easy ways to keep your Android phone secure

There are plenty of ways to keep your Android handset safe from the most common security threats, all with a minimum of effort. Read on to learn about the right passcodes, security settings and other safeguards.

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4 ways to bolster your online privacy

Total online privacy is almost impossible, but these steps will get you a lot closer to being as anonymous as possible.

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How to rescue your PC from ransomware

Ransomware is a serious headache. Don't negotiate with e-terrorists. Be a hero and rescue your hostage PC.

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The three laws of smart PC backups

Creating a solid backup strategy is easier than you think. Here's how to back up your PC the right way.

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Three privacy tools that block your Internet provider from tracking you

The government may soon allow your ISP to sell your browsing data. Here's how to fight back.

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How to set up two-factor authentication for your Apple ID and iCloud account

Protect your data from the Turkish Crime Family demanding ransom from Apple—or from any hackers and creeps, for that matter. It's really quite easy to set up.

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Setting up DLP features for email security

Network World contributing editor David Strom provides a roundup of how to enable data leak prevention features on three email security platforms.

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Three steps to make managing passwords easier

Dealing with passwords will probably never be painless, but you can at least simply the process.

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5 alternative (and easier) ways to unlock your Android phone

You can set your Android phone to unlock itself when it's in your pocket, while you're near a certain location, when it hears your voice, and more.

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How to protect your privacy with a VPN on Android

You don't necessarily have to spend money, but free VPN apps come with some drawbacks.

How to remove malware

If you've found malware on your system, what should you do about it? This video walks you through the steps of getting the bad stuff off your PC.

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How—and why—you should use a VPN any time you hop on the internet

We'll show you how to protect your online privacy as governments around the world, including the U.S., step up their online surveillance efforts.

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How to quickly check that your home IoT devices are secure

Don't let your smart clock expose you to hackers. A web app from BullGuard can help.

How to recover your system from a Ransomware attack

After infecting a system with Locky Ransomware, CSO attempted to recover it using basic tools and backups

What a Locky Ransomware attack looks like

CSO Online's Steve Ragan infects a laptop with Locky Ransomware

How to check if your VPN is leaking private data

A trusted virtual private network is a great tool for security and privacy, but if it's not configured correctly it may not be so private.

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How to encrypt your Facebook messages with Secret Conversations

Facebook's new encrypted messaging feature, Secret Conversations, is now live for everyone on Android and iOS.

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How to turn off Windows Defender's enhanced notifications in Windows 10

Windows Defender in the Anniversary Update loves to tell you what it's doing. Here's how to stop that.

Why You Lost Your Windows 10 Product Key

Goodbye, product key; hello, digital license. Learn more about the changes here.

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How to remove your login password from Windows 10

Sure, you can remove your password from your Windows 10 PC, as long as it's in a very safe place. Here's how.