Don't-Miss Security Stories

My Email Account Has Been Hijacked!

Coastie65 is nowhere near Malaysia, but friends are getting email claiming that he's stranded in Kuala Lumpur. He asked the Web Browsing and Email forum for help.

Tablet Encryption 101

Thinking about encrypting your Apple or Android tablet? The process can be daunting, but here's how to do it.

Password Protect a Flash Drive

Enddylopez asked the Hard Drives, NAS Drives, Storage forum about password protecting a flash drive

What Do These Words Actually Mean? Add-ins, Add-ons, Plug-ins, Apps, Applications, and Utilities

Robert Conner asked me to define the various words for different types of programs.

Protect Yourself From DNSChanger

If the DNSChanger rootkit has infected your PC, you'll lose access to the Internet when the FBI shuts down DNSChanger's surrogate DNS servers. Here's how to determine whether you're infected, and what to do if you are.

Recover Encrypted Files From An Old Hard Drive

Jeff Hudgins removed the hard drive from a dying computer, and via USB plugged it into a new PC. But he can't access his files. They're encrypted.

The Greatest PC Mysteries--Solved!

PCWorld's editors band together to solve the greatest PC mysteries! Find out why your PC beeps on startup, what a .dat file is, how USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 differ, and much more!

How to Encrypt Your Email

Data encryption is a complicated subject, but our top-level overview and general guide to email encryption will help you understand the basics. Learn to encrypt your Internet connection, sent and stored email with this basic tutorial.

Free Tools to Wipe Your Drives Securely

Properly clear off old data from a flash drive, hard-disk drive, solid-state drive, or hybrid hard drive--at no cost.

Should I Scan an External Drive for Malware?

1gynRat258 asked the Hard Drives, NAS Drives, Storage forum if one should scan a flash drive for malware.

Minimize Your Exposure to Email Spoofing

Did someone really hijack your email address to mass-mail spam messages? Not necessarily. Here's what might have happened.

How To Secure Your BIOS

You’ve password-protected your computer, but it remains vulnerable to mischief until you’ve done the same for your BIOS.

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Avoid Fake Online Stores with Zscaler Safe Shopping Plug-in

Now available for all browsers, this handy tool alerts you when you visit a bogus or compromised e-commerce site.