While passwords stop outsiders from gaining access to your accounts and devices, it can’t protect stored or transmitted data. Encryption can. Learn what it is, how it works, and how it can protect you.
The US House of Representatives voted to end the bulk collection of phone metadata being done by the NSA, aiming to strike a better balance between national security and privacy. But how will things change and what will it mean to you?
How dangerous is it to leave your personal information—your name, your social security number, your credit card and financial details, even your email address and phone number—where other people can access them?
Data loss and theft are common these days, given that data sells big-time in underground cybercriminal markets. This World Backup day, check if you can actually survive a series of data disasters should they happen to you.
What would you do if an agent from a legitimate company called you, offering technical support for a problem you didn't know your computer had? These days, cyber scams are going offline. Here's how to spot one.
Our idea of “secure” should reflect the reality that there will always be threats and vulnerabilities. The first step to ensure your online safety is to be aware about the different kinds of threats. Find out what you can do to prevent online abuse.