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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.

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.