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How-To Here's how to change your Twitch password and set up two-factor authentication in the wake of a massive alleged hack. Updated Updating your BIOS can cut boot times, fix compatibility issues, and improve overall performance–or brick your system if you do it wrong. But with recent attacks on UEFI, an out-of-date BIOS can leave your PC vulnerable. How-To A step-by-step guide to make sure Office's Protected View is keeping you safe from the latest attack. How-To Ensure that the data on your old drives is safe from prying eyes with this simple guide to securely wiping your hard drives. How-To Learn why strong, secure paswords matter by seeing how easy it is to crack passwords with a common tool. Longer, more complex passwords are best, and you'll see why. How-To What's the best password? We'll show you the rules and strategies we'd recommend to pick a safe, strong password that will keep your data secure. How-To How can you tell if your password has been stolen or compromised as part of a password breach? We'll discuss free and paid services you can use, from websites to your browser or paid password managers. Tip Windows 7 went end-of-life today, but you can still take advantage of Microsoft's offer of a free Windows 10 upgrade, even though it officially ended years ago. How-To Windows 7 is officially end of life, meaning it will no longer receive security updates. If you're going to keep using it, here's how to stay as safe as possible. Answer Line Sure, you can remove your password from your Windows 10 PC, as long as it's in a very safe place. Here's how. Updated Microsoft's Windows Sandbox creates a safe space where you can try suspicious software or sites without risking your 'real' PC. Here's how to use it. How-To Protect yourself from online scams with these tips, including a detailed account of attempts to remove ransomware. How-To Google has launched a new privacy setting that lets you automatically delete your location and web activity data. Here's how to do it. How-To Internet fraud takes many forms, but they share a common goal: Extracting money or personal data from an unsuspecting user. Here's how to avoid their traps. How-To Is this site legit? Here's how to use ICANN and other databases to find out. But some honest sites may hide their identities for justifiable reasons. How-To Clearing cookies from your web browser is simple and easy, and doing so could help protect your private data while you're online. Updated Has malicious software taken your PC hostage? Our malware-removal guide will help you clean out your PC and restore it to a pristine state. How-To How to create an anonymous email account that's not connected to your daily identity. How-To Opera's VPN has returned as a browser feature after the standalone app was shut down last April. Here's how to get it on your phone. How-To Whether you just got a new Android phone or have had one for a while, it's probably not as secure as it could be. Here’s how to lock it down.