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Helpful articles and practical steps you can follow to greatly improve your safety online.


Comparing the security of popular browsers: Which is best at protecting your privacy?

Privacy is a big selling point for many internet users. Many rightfully worry that they’re being identified and tracked online. In the age after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, it’s become obvious that many companies want as much of your personal data as they can get their hands on. In response, virtually every browser has extensive […]

Biometrics: Which popular phone has the best security?

Biometrics have come a very long way since the original smartphones. As a welcome alternative to constantly typing in your PIN or password every time you want to unlock the phone, biometrics are both convenient and secure. So how do the newest phones handle biometric security? Let’s compare a few to see how each stacks […]

Why you need cloud backup in addition to an external hard drive

During the 1990s, most PCs were notorious for making lots of noise whenever performing a CPU-intensive task like updating a spreadsheet, loading a video game or opening a busy webpage. Some of these sounds were related to the reading of media formats that have since become less important, such as floppy disks and CD-ROMs. Today’s […]

The most common ways to contract computer viruses

Like biological viruses, computer viruses spread in highly specific ways. Just as influenza infects people via airborne droplets containing virions the body’s immune systems can’t stop, malware takes over computing devices by bypassing their defenses. In other words, viruses don’t come out of nowhere, and with the right preparations it’s possible to contain them before they cause […]

3 things to do when your passwords are compromised

You’ve probably heard about them on the news at some point or another. Something along the lines of, “Data breach at healthcare company! Thousands of users’ personal data possibly compromised!” Maybe you were even a client of that healthcare company, and you weren’t sure if you had been affected. Or perhaps you were just notified […]

Securing your home network: Simple steps you can take to protect your family online

Hackers grab the headlines constantly these days — usually for corporate ransoms and massive data leaks — but beneath these high-profile cases, other cybercriminals are targeting people like you: users on a home network. They can steal your information, log-in details and web history, knowing your network is much easier to breach than any company […]