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We increasingly live in a bring your own device (BYOD) world. Given the choice between your smooth shiny new contract smartphone and some dumbphone horror on a rubbish network, why would you pick the inferior work-supplied option? That’s fine, but make sure your device stays secure by following these simple guidelines.
Windows 8 comes with Microsoft’s Windows Defender technology built-in and offers Microsoft-vetted apps through the Windows Store. Both those changes mean that your PC has more protection built in, but they don’t mean you can neglect all the other aspects of computer security. Here are the reasons why.
Security is one of our perennial Lifehacker topics: as fast as technology advances, criminals find new ways to exploit it. Here are our 10 most popular guides to security, covering every aspect of your online life.
Keeping your computer secure can be confusing, so it’s not surprising that mistaken beliefs often end up taking root. Here are the ten biggest myths about computer security, busted once and for all.
A simple password stops criminal types gaining access to your machine, but doesn’t protect your data if the hard drive gets removed, or stop attempts to intercept your internet connection. To achieve that goal, you need encryption, but it can be a confusing topic. Here are the basics everyone needs to know.
Apple has long touted security as a selling point for Mac OS X. While it’s the case that there are far more viruses for Windows than Mac, but the notion that Mac users don’t need to have any concerns about security is a myth that deserves to be well and truly busted.
You know it’s going to happen; a friend or relative asks you to help set up their new computer and ensure that they’re protected from all the potential nasties out there. Follow these five simple steps to make sure their machine is safe.
Not securing your computer at all isn’t an option: there are too many potential security threats, from losing personal data to bringing down your entire office infrastructure. Many of our readers favour free solutions, but in security there’s also a good case to be made for paying.