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Encrypt USB Flash Disks for Free

Keep your information safe even if you lose your USB thumb drive.

Enable BIOS Passwords for Extra Security

Lock access to your system's BIOS settings, boot sequence, and even hard drive.

Pocket Credit Card Reader Takes Transactions on the Go

The ProPay MicroSecure Card Reader weighs in at a scant 1.4 ounces, fits into a shirt pocket, and securely stores up to 71 transactions at a time.

Secure Your Vista PC in 10 Easy Steps

You don't necessarily need an expensive security suite to lock down Windows Vista. Here's how to do it using free software and a few easy system tweaks.

Give Would-Be Finders an Incentive to Return Your Lost Smartphone

Set a locked iPhone or BlackBerry to give return details so it can be reclaimed.

Log In and Configure a Router

Use your default router settings to gain access before configuring a network.

Securely Access E-Mail In Various Clients

SSL/TLS protects your e-mail connection even if your data is intercepted.

Restrict Wireless Access

Keep unknown clients off your network with these basics.

Logins Are Half Your Access

Passwords are only part of security; use unique logins for the full package.

How to Prevent Identity Theft

It's 2008. Do you know who has your Social Security number?

Manage Windows User Passwords

Create a USB thumb drive to reset a forgotten user password.

Block Ports to Restrict Online Access

Use router settings to keep employees honest.

Buy a Shredder Big Enough for Small Business

Don't save money if it will cost time.