PINs are a useful layer of security that ensures only authorized users can use your computer. You can customize when a PIN is needed — you may only want a PIN to appear at startup, for example — but it’s a good idea to at least require one both at startup and when your computer […]
Biometrics includes data such as your fingerprint or face, which can be used to unlock your phone or log into apps. These tend to be much faster than typing in a password, and they’re generally secure. On the other hand, biometrics aren’t 100% secure and a stranger may still be able to unlock your phone. […]
While you can opt for the convenience of having no security checks before logging into Windows, this leaves you vulnerable to anyone else walking up to the machine and looking at your data. This can be especially problematic if you live with other people who don’t need to see what’s on your computer. Adding a […]
Many smart watches are built differently, yet they should have several security measures and each is worth considering. Turn on two-factor authentication, a PIN system, or a locking mechanism when your watch travels too far from your phone. Blocking unauthorized pairing is another way to guard your watch data over Bluetooth.
Android is the most popular consumer computer operating system (OS) in the world. Although it has a reputation for being less safe than its main competitor, Apple’s iOS, there are steps most people can take to sharply reduce the risk to their devices and data. Let’s look at ten things you can do as an […]
If someone gets a hold of your device and you did not log out of your Venmo, that person could send themselves money through your account. For added security, you can enable the requirement that you must enter a PIN or fingerprint ID before sending money. To enable this feature: ● Go to Settings. ● […]
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