Don't-Miss Security Stories

Five steps to ultimate Firefox security

Fend off malware, phishers, and their ilk by exercising Firefox's built-in security features and picking some useful add-ons.

For security's sake, upgrade to a newer version of Office

Russell Caplan still uses Office 2003, which Microsoft will stop supporting next year. He asked if he will need to upgrade to a more current version.

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Make your passwords harder to crack

In this video Tech Tip, we'll show you how to make life harder on hackers by coming up with more complex passwords.

Passwords: You're doing it wrong. Here's how to make them uncrackable.

In honor of "Password Day," McAfee shares some tips on creating hack-proof passwords.

Designing your digital legacy

Virtual life can go on. Here's how to set up your online estate through major social networks and useful Web services.

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How to set up two-factor authentication for Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and more

No more excuses! Microsoft, Google, and Facebook make it easy to improve your account security with two-factor authentication. Here's how.

One antivirus program is better than two

Arcticsid installed one antivirus program on a new PC that already had another. Then he asked the Antivirus & Security Software forum if that was a good idea.

12 easy PC tasks you should be doing (but aren't)

The excuses end here! Get your PC into tip-top shape by performing these 12 simple tweaks.

When you encrypt a file or a hard drive, is it really secure?

Porcupins asked the Antivirus & Security Software forum if encryption standards like AES really make your data secure.

Google Chrome: Best security tips for safer browsing

The browser's built-in security features are good but not perfect. Here's how to work around Chrome's shortcomings and protect yourself from attack.

Video: How to secure your home Wi-Fi network

In this Tech Tip video, we'll show you how to do more than just set a password to restrict access to your Wi-Fi network.

Windows 8 picture passwords: Their great untapped potential

Windows 8 lets you use a series of gestures to log into your PC, a minor improvement with big implications for data thieves and desktop enthusiasts.

Answer Line: Why do I get so much spam?

Spam! Spam! Spam! Spam! Spam! Carol asked why there's so much of it.

Answer Line: Change your Wi-Fi password on various devices

1gynRat258 asked the Windows forum how to change the password for a home Wi-Fi network.

Windows 8: Put its hidden security features to work!

Lost among Windows 8's many controversies is a raft of useful security tools. Here's how to leverage them to the max.