Don't-Miss Security Stories

Bugs and Fixes: updates to Windows iTunes, Java, and Internet Explorer

A fix stops Java from disabling itself, and iTunes for Windows and Internet Explorer get some security tweaks.

Save your Internet bacon with two-factor authentication

Why log in once when you can log in twice? Two-factor authentication can give you some added protection, and it's fairly easy to set up.

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Keep your PayPal account safer with two-factor authentication

Adding extra security to your PayPal account is quick and easy. We'll show you how to do it.

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Disable Windows' logon password

Don doesn't need to keep other people off his PC. He asked me how he could skip the logon screen and boot directly into Windows without a password.

Keep your Microsoft account safer with two-factor authentication

SkyDrive, Outlook.com, Office 365, Xbox Live - your Microsoft account is the gateway to too many critical services to secure with a simple password.

Protect your Google account with two-factor authentication

Don't let hackers get at those love letters you sent with your Gmail account!

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Protect your Facebook account from hackers with two-factor authentication

Don't be one of those people with a compromised account that spams all their friends.

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Use two-factor authentication for your Twitter account

If you want to keep hackers away from your Twitter account, two-factor authentication could be just the thing. But be warned: It's a little awkward to set up...

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What you need to know about privacy, email, and particularly Gmail

Pritesh Singh asked if anyone other than the intended recipient can view files attached to a Gmail message.

Protect your Dropbox account with two-factor authentication

You may have to put in two passwords, but it keeps prying eyes out.

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The mysterious ~$ files--nothing to worry about

Lillian Lim noticed strange files appearing and disappearing. The file names always begin with ~$.

Security to go: Three tips to keep your mobile data safe

It’s not easy keeping your devices secure, and mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, and, of course, laptops are no exception. But you can do a few things to improve your mobile security. Here’s a look at three of them.

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How to set up two-factor authentication in Evernote

Even freebie accounts can now benefit from this valuable security feature.