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Protect your privacy while you browse

Here’s how to give crooks, corporations, and governments the slip while you search the web.

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Why you don’t need to encrypt your backup

You should back up all of your data files and encrypt the sensitive ones that you don’t want other people to read. But that doesn’t mean you have to encrypt the backup.

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Watch out for photos containing malware

That adorable picture of a cute kitten may contain claws. Here's how photos on the Internet can infect your PC.

Bugs & Fixes: With exploit roaming in the wild, Adobe updates Flash and Air

Anything that makes Flash safer is good. In this case, a known exploit makes the update well worth your time.

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Bugs & Fixes: 18 vulnerabilities in IE, squashed

A seemingly quiet Patch Tuesday lumps a bucket of browser vulnerabilities into one, big item. Windows and Silverlight bugs are also squashed.

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Your IP address: Who can see it and what you can do about it

You need a visible IP address to surf the web, but you can manage some of that visibility to protect your privacy. Here's how.

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Bugs & Fixes: The Moon Worm slinks by Linksys E-series routers

There's no real fix for this malware yet, but you can thwart it by keeping a specific setting disabled.

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How to keep your PC secure when Microsoft ends Windows XP support

If you can't cut the Windows XP cord completely, here's how to keep your computer as safe as possible once security patches go buh-bye.

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Can a hacker use a brute-force attack to steal an online password?

Given enough time and computing power, a brute force attack can theoretically crack any password. But is that a real threat to Internet accounts?

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How to protect your PC in the web's worst neighborhoods

Shady download sites. Fake error warnings. Phishing, so much phishing. Avoid these dangers with a good security suite and an abundance of caution.

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How to find out if someone has been snooping in your Gmail

A hidden feature in Gmail can tell you if someone's been rummaging through your love letters. Here's where to find it.

on techhive.com

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How to keep your neighbors from hijacking your Wi-Fi

Your Internet connection could be slow for many reasons, but you can rule out local Wi-Fi thieves by employing strong passwords and a few other strategies.

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How to recover files after a malware attack

Today’s malware can hold your precious files hostage and demand a ransom. Here’s how to get those files back.