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Handy Strategies For Server Upgrading, Virtualisation And Cloud Deployment

Upgrading or changing your server is a task most businesses eventually face, but it’s not a process you can undertake casually: careful consideration and planning are essential, especially as the push towards virtualisation and cloud creates more complex scenarios. Follow these real-world tips for a more straightforward upgrade path.


The Lifehacker Total Security Guide

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.


10 Biggest Computer Security Myths Busted

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.


Top 10 Ways To Stay Secure On Social Networks

Facebook and Twitter consume increasingly large chunks of our time, providing us with a public face to the world and accumulating personal data over time. Those benefits come with significant security risks, however. Make sure your social networking dream doesn’t turn into a nightmare by ensuring you follow good security practices.


The Five-Step Guide To Securing Someone Else's Computer

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.


Why Paying for Security Software Can Make Sense

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.


Top 10 Mistakes People Make With Passwords

We all should know that decent passwords are all that stand between us and a potential security incident. Yet many people end up infected with a virus or with a massive credit card bill because they failed to follow the basics of password security. Here are the 10 things that people keep getting wrong, and ways to make sure you get them right.


Top 10 Gaming Hacks And DIY Projects

We love our games and consoles, but there’s a big world that lies beyond the product you pull out of the box. Your console is capable of so much more than you may realise. Here are our top 10 video game hacks and DIY projects to prove it.


Top 10 Clever Google Voice Tricks

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