Don't-Miss Security Stories

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.

evernote logo

How to set up two-factor authentication in Evernote

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

fire

Actually, you do need to share your passwords

No one stays healthy forever. At some point, your loved ones will need access to all of your accounts. You can make that job easier for them.

5 Wi-Fi security myths you must abandon now

Save yourself and your friends from these outdated or inaccurate security techniques, and learn the current best practices.

How to build the ultimate PC security suite for free

Take some time this weekend to secure your PC without spending a dime.

Understanding tech language: The difference between malware and a virus

While cleaning up an infected PC, Flingwing asked the Antivirus & Security Software forum to explain the difference between malware and viruses

PC security, NSA-style: 7 tips from the spymasters

Some of the agency's countersurveillance tips are easy for anyone to implement.

How to protect your PC against devious security traps

From phishers to hackers to all sorts of attackers, here's what you need to know to stay safe on the Web.

Make the most of your day off with these simple tech to-dos

Wash the car: check. Weed the garden: check. But don't forget to work through your tech chores.

How to clean and secure your browser like a pro

Ads and toolbars are the scum and villainy of the browser world. Eliminate them quickly and make sure they never come back with these simple tips.

Why I'm turning over password management to Dashlane

This utility is so good, I'm even going to pay for the premium version.

How to child-proof the Internet

Child predators, pornography, online bullying—kids can stumble into all sorts of trouble online. Make sure your PC, mobile devices, and social networks are safe with these simple tips.