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Use KeePass in both Windows and Android

You keep your passwords safely stored in KeePass on your Windows PC. Here's how to access them in Android, as well.

Tech Resolutions 2014

Smart (and easy) resolutions for a happy, high-tech 2014

Make sure you don't get hacked, never lose an image, always have a backup, and keep your online profiles in tip-top, non-embarrassing shape.

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Some password managers are safer than others

Susan Taylor worries that password managers may not be sufficiently secure. "What if the password manager company is hacked?"

Tech Tip: Getting a password manager

Having a hard time keeping all your password information straight? A password manager can take the guesswork out of logging in.

Put your passwords in your pocket and take them everywhere you go

Password managers help you keep more passwords than you can memorize. Eric asked if he could carry one on a flash drive.

Switch to Mac: Security basics

Just purchased your first Mac, or thinking of making the switch? Rich Mogull goes over what you need to know about security, antivirus software, and more.

on macworld.com

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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.

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.

A road warrior's guide to locking down your laptop

Have notebook, will travel? Here's how to protect your valuable notebook against prying eyes, snatching hands, and malicious Wi-Fi connections.

How to temporarily disable Microsoft Security Essentials

Think your anti-virus program is causing a conflict with some other program? Here's how to switch it off for temporary troubleshooting.

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4 ways to prepare for and fend off DDoS attacks

Distributed Denial of Service events and other cyber-attacks are an unfortunate inevitability of doing business on the Web.

Prepare an old PC for a new owner

James R. Miller has a new computer and will be donating his old one. He asked for advice about preparing his old PC for the transition.

Malware or false positive?

Davikokar launched a program even though Norton warned that it was a Trojan. A subsequent hard drive scan revealed nothing bad. Davikokar then asked the Antivirus & Security Software forum if Norton had given a false positive?