Don't-Miss Security Stories
When Dick McGraw checks Windows Update, he wonders which patches he should download and install
Lonerlady asked the Answer Line forum about this very insistent program
If you're handy with a glue stick, you can put an unused 3.5-inch disk to good use as a "fake rock."
Belialxyn asked the Answer Line forum how to retrieve encrypted files after reinstalling Windows
Botnets are big, bad, and widespread -- but if your system is infected, you can take several simple steps to clean it and stay safe.
Recover data using the freezer and Frisbee tricks and more.
Plus: Close serious holes in Office, Reader, Shockwave, and Firefox.
A wicked e-mail scheme uses your Webmail address--and your contact list--for scams.
Brian Ellis wants to know the best way to secure an old PC for a new owner
Sue Bulot wants advice about digitizing all of her important papers
Microsoft's free password-checking site tells you instantly if your password is hacker-friendly or Pentagon-safe.