Don't-Miss Security Stories

How to Use an HTTPS-Encrypted Connection When Browsing

Maintain an encrypted pathway between your PC and the Websites you visit.


How to Ensure That Your Gear Is Physically Secure

Prevent hardware theft and snooping by using these devices.


How to Install a Link-Checker Plug-In

Enhance your browsing security by using an app designed to check online links before jumping you to the associated sites.

How to Lock Down Your Smartphone

Prevent malware on your mobile devices by installing suitable antivirus and security apps.


Can You be Cyber-Stalked? The 30-Minute Google Challenge

What traces do you leave on the Web? Two PCWorld editors try to dig up dirt on their coworkers in under 30 minutes.

How to Upgrade to the Latest Antivirus Software

Signature updates are essential; but every two or three years, you also need to upgrade to a newer integrated security package.

How to Keep Your Software Up-to-Date

Use automatic security updates to ensure that your system has maximum protection.

How to Encrypt a Hard Drive

Use encryption to prevent outsiders from gaining easy access to data on your hard drives and flash drives.


How to Secure Your Home Wi-Fi Network

Protect your wireless network against intrusion.

How to Use Virtual Credit Card Numbers to Shop Online

Increase your online security by creating a protective wrapper for your credit card information.

Four Safer Ways to Pay Online

Worried about hackers snagging your credit card info? Taking a few precautionary steps can go a long way in protecting your account.

How to Install an SSD in Your Laptop

Laptops are ideal candidates for solid state drives: These drives are more rugged and shock resistant than standard hard drives, since they have no moving parts.


Is My Ex Spying on Me?

A reader’s estranged husband told her he’s spying on her email. Could this be true?