Don't-Miss Security Stories

Should I Scan an External Drive for Malware?

1gynRat258 asked the Hard Drives, NAS Drives, Storage forum if one should scan a flash drive for malware.

Minimize Your Exposure to Email Spoofing

Did someone really hijack your email address to mass-mail spam messages? Not necessarily. Here's what might have happened.

How To Secure Your BIOS

You’ve password-protected your computer, but it remains vulnerable to mischief until you’ve done the same for your BIOS.

on techhive.com

Avoid Fake Online Stores with Zscaler Safe Shopping Plug-in

Now available for all browsers, this handy tool alerts you when you visit a bogus or compromised e-commerce site.

Can I Safely Open Suspected Spam?

C. Corder asked if it's safe to open an email that landed in the spam folder

International Travel and Your Laptop

Your laptop could be stolen at the airport, in your hotel, or when you're walking down a street. A few precautions should provide protection.

Malicious Web Apps: How to Spot Them, How to Beat Them

These days, a Web app can be malware. Here’s what you need to know about this emerging threat, and what to watch for.

Create a Different, Secure, Easy-to-Remember Password for Every Site

Need an easy way to generate and manage your passwords? Here's a simple trick that requires no special software.

Secure Your Home or Office Wi-Fi

Security holes leave even a password-protected Wi-Fi network vulnerable to hacking. Here’s how to defend yours.

on techhive.com

How to Protect Your Laptop

Follow our guide to safeguard your laptop, as well as the data that resides on it.

How to Become an Ethical Hacker

Not all hackers do evil work. Here's what you need to know to use your hacking skills to do good.

How to Block Websites

Blocking all users of a Windows PC from opening certain websites--no matter what browser they use or what time of day they are online--is easy if you follow this guide to tweaking your browser and router.

How Do I See Who's Been Using My PC?

AzharIqbal asked the Other Hardware forum how to see who else is using his computer.