Don't-Miss Security Stories

Why Do Adobe Reader and Java Update So Often?

The frequent patches for Reader and Java may seem like a hassle, but installing them is important.

How to Avoid Unwanted Browser Toolbars

If you're not careful, your browser might become cluttered with toolbars--both benign and malicious.

How to Completely Erase a Hard Drive

These tips and tricks will help you destroy old data and make sure that your old drives are wiped clean.

Move Your Security Career Forward by Looking Back

If you work in IT security, these tips can help make your work better in 2011 by reviewing the highs and lows of the past year.

Could Malware Render Your PC Unbootable?

A lot of people see a PC that won’t boot, and assume that it’s infected. That’s the least likely cause.

The Bumpy Road to Private Clouds

When we first heard about cloud computing, public clouds got most of the attention. But private clouds are set to grow in popularity.

Jackass IT: Stunts, Idiocy, and Hero Hacks

Sometimes you have to get a little crazy to find the right solution to technology problems gone absurd.

Protect Your Laptop

Laptops can be stolen. Neoflyer asked the Answer Line forum for tips on protecting them.

What Google's Search Change Means For Your Website

Now that Google tweaked its search algorithm to downgrade sites like DecorMyEyes that have bad reputations, small businesses should re-examine their search engine optimization strategies.

Bank Online Safely

NB asked me about precautions for banking online

How to Add Depth to Your IT Team's Bench

The potential for losing tech talent is on the rise these days. Here's how to keep today's talent and groom tomorrow's players.

How to Tell If the Windows Firewall Is On

Take a few minutes to confirm that this Windows security feature is active.


The Paranoid's Guide to Facebook

Facebook can be a scary place: It knows who your friends are, what you like, where you live, what you buy, and possibly even where you are right now. Here are 6 tips to help secure your personal information.