As your personal gateway to the internet, your web browser is the first line of defense against malicious websites. If your internet browser is not secure, viruses and spyware can infect your computer and damage your important data. And while a good antivirus does help, it’s always better to prevent the entry of malware in
Security experts keep advising us to create strong and complex passwords to protect our online accounts and data from savvy cybercriminals. And “complex” typically means using lowercase and uppercase characters, numbers and even special symbols. But complexity by itself can still open your password to cracking if it doesn’t contain enough characters, according to research
Google Chrome automatically blocks downloads of suspicious files. However, if you think your file is completely safe, you can download it by temporarily allowing all downloads. Here’s how to do that on desktop, Android, iPhone, and iPad. Warning: Know that Chrome blocks downloads of certain files because it believes those files can harm your device.
If you use Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge on your computer, stop what you’re doing and update your browser. As reported by security blog Sophos Security, Google announced that a zero-day exploit has been found in Google Chrome that could allow hackers to perform malicious activities on your computer. Today, Microsoft announced Edge has also
Have an old computer lying around the house? Don’t just throw it away. Computers house all sorts of toxins that are bad for the environment and all of us who live in it. Not to mention the personal information—passwords, account numbers, license keys or registration numbers for software programs, addresses and phone numbers, medical and