Don't-Miss Security Stories


How to easily secure your web browsing with TunnelBear's free Chrome extension

Only need VPN-like protection for your browser and not your whole desktop? Check out TunnelBear for Chrome and Chrome OS.

You can securely wipe your files, hard drive or SSD with one of these free utilities

You delete a file, then empty the recycle bin. But the contents of that file remains on your drive. Here's what to do about that.


Google's essential tips for how to keep your Android phone safe

A helping of essential tips from the company's own lead security engineer, Adrian Ludwig.

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How to download your entire Google search history

Want a copy of your personal Google search history for your very own? Now you can export and download it, though it's in a funky file format.

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What to do if someone steals your IP address

Maybe there's weird activity on your home network. Maybe your ISP's asking about illegal online dealings. That's when you need to check your IP address.

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How to keep your connected home safe: 7 steps you can take to boost home security

Making your home smart could also make it insecure. We'll show you how to avoid the most common pitfalls.

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Prepare to take your laptop to another country

Planning a trip overseas with your laptop? These precautions will help with smooth sailing.

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Recover a stolen laptop, or prepare for the day your laptop is stolen

You may or may not be able to recover your stolen laptop, but the precautions you take beforehand can put the odds in your favor.


How to remove the dangerous Superfish adware preinstalled on Lenovo PCs

Lenovo has been preloading new consumer PCs with Superfish adware that injects ads and hijacks the secure HTTPS encryption of every site you visit. Eradicating the threat isn't easy, but here's how, complete with a new automated tool.

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How to automatically unlock your Chromebook when your Android phone's nearby

If you have an Android 5.0 Lollipop phone, Smart Lock eliminates the need to re-type your password every time you want to fire up your Chromebook.

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How to unlock your Android device with your face

Let your face be your password! Would that be your passface? Faceword?

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How to handle a Facebook bully or stalker

Bad people stalk the social network. Here's what you need to do if someone continually gives you trouble.

VPNs made easy: 3 services with one-click desktop apps

Choosing the right VPN for you is hard enough. Why make it harder by having to muck about with network settings?

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Got a new Android phone? Here's how to properly get rid of your old one

Protect and clear your data—and then sell, donate, or recycle your old phone.

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Take precautions when using public Wi-Fi networks

When you take your laptop to a library or café, you take a risk. But if you know what you're doing, you can minimize that risk.