Don't-Miss Security Stories

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?

Are You a Data Breach Victim? Here's What to Do

Sony Pictures suffered a massive data breach that may impact up to 1 million users, but data breaches are fairly common. Here's a checklist of what to do--and what to watch for--if you fall victim.

What Do You Do With an Infected CD, DVD, or Flash Drive?

Cyberknight asked the Antivirus & Security Software forum about safely handling infected external media

Protect Your Kids Online

Tru006 asked the Web Browsing and Email forum for suggestions on monitoring and controlling children's browsing habits

Secure Your Tech Gear

Check out these tips to stay safe on public Wi-Fi networks, keep your printing sessions secure, recover your lost or stolen tech, and more.


Protect Your Data From the Breach Epidemic

Sony's PSN data breach got all the headlines, but this sort of attack is hardly rare. Here's what should you know about such breaches, and how to protect your data.

Do You Know What Your Kids Are Doing Online? These Tools Can Help

There's a fine line between giving kids independence and being oblivious to what they're up to. Here's how to find that balance and keep your children from getting into trouble online, without unduly encroaching on their individual privacy.

Remove Windows Defender (As Long As Windows is Defended)

Windows Defender isn't listed in Control Panel's uninstallers. Spiritchaser asked the Answer Line forum how to remove it.

Edit Your Browser's AutoFill or AutoComplete--and Protect Your Credit Cards

Tom Guthrie wants to selectively remove the usernames, passwords, and other bits of text from his browser's AutoFill feature

Secure Your Life in 12 Steps

Lock down your computer, your home network, your identity--even your phone.

Too Many Antivirus Programs?

Keith has Norton AntiVirus, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, SUPERAntiSpyware, Windows Defender, and Windows Firewall. Is this overkill?