Don't-Miss Security Stories

Am I Mailing Spam?

Tami asked the Antivirus & Security Software forum why friends are receiving spam that appears to come from her

The 17 Most Dangerous Places on the Web

The scariest sites on the Net? They're not the ones you might suspect. Here's what to watch for and how to stay safe.

Should I Turn Off My Router?

Keith Stanley asked if turning off his router will protect his computer from malware

What Your Digital Photos Reveal About You

The geotagging data contained in many mobile phone images lets strangers know exactly where you are.


Moving Day: How to Protect Your Company During a Relocation

Moving dangers include theft and espionage, in addition to broken equipment and stubbed toes. Here's how to plan a company move that minimizes hassles and maximizes security.

Can a Relative or Roommate Spy on Me?

If you're both adults, can someone you're living with spy on your Internet habits?

How to Roll out Full Disk Encryption on Your PCs and Laptops

Hardly a week goes by when some organization or another doesn't lose some laptops and face a litany of IT security questions.

15 Things Every PC User Should Know

Whether you're a grizzled tech veteran or an uninitiated newbie, here are 15 essential facts and tricks that you ought to know.


How Did My Protected PC Get Infected?

Bill Artman asked the Windows forum how his protected PC got infected

Install All Your Favorite Freeware in One Fell Swoop

Free tool Ninite lets you pick and choose the software you want, then installs it all automatically.


Keep Kids Safe Online with OpenDNS FamilyShield

This set-it-and-forget-it Web filter can protect every Internet-connected device in your house, not just the PCs. Best of all, it's free!

How to Set Up a Virtualization Server

Virtualizing even a small infrastructure can ease administration and reduce costs. Here's what to look for in a host server, network interfaces, power supplies, and virtualization software.

IT Pros: How to Avoid Lurking Legal 'Gotchas'

Ignorance and seemingly innocent activities can subject you to fines, lawsuits, and even jail. Here's how to play it safe.