Don't-Miss Security Stories

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.

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Manage passwords, and not just on the Web

Mgentry2 asked the Windows forum to recommend password managers that can " keep track of both online passwords and desktop application passwords (Outlook, Quicken, etc.)."

How to securely wipe sensitive files--or your entire hard drive

Rommel asked the Utilities forum for advice on cleaning files off a hard drive so that they can never be restored

How to protect your PC from Prism surveillance

You have the right to be secure in your electronic communications. Here are a few tips on how to do it.

When malware strikes: How to clean an infected PC

Snuffing out viruses and malware is serious business. Here's how to diagnose, treat, and protect an ailing PC.

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.