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Set your web browsers security settings to the highest level

Your web browser is your primary connection to the rest of the Internet, and multiple applications may rely on your browser, or elements within your browser, to function. Many web applications try to enhance your browsing experience by enabling different types of functionality, but this functionality might be unnecessary and may leave you susceptible to […]

Reduce email spam using filters or spam tagging

Many email programs offer filtering capabilities that allow you to block certain addresses or to allow only email from addresses on your contact list. Many ISPs also offer spam tagging services that allow the user the option to review suspected spam messages before they are deleted. Spam tagging can be useful in conjunction with filtering […]

Be wary of free software

You may have heard the adage that if you aren’t the customer, you’re the product, perhaps in the context of a free-to-use platform like Facebook. There’s some truth to this saying. Whether it’s a desktop or mobile app that serves you aggressive ads, or a site that harnesses your compute cycles for Bitcoin mining, it’s […]

Keep your family computer in an open area

If your home computer is in a high-traffic area, you will be able to easily monitor your children’s computer activity. Not only does this accessibility deter a child from doing something she knows she’s not allowed to do, it also gives you the opportunity to intervene if you notice a behavior that could have negative […]

Backup your information before you travel

Back up your contacts, photos, videos and other mobile device data with another device or cloud-base backup service before setting off on a trip.

Turn off your computer if not in use

Powering down your Mac/PC when you’re not using it hits several birds with one stone: It saves electricity, while reducing your exposure to malware infections and preventing unwanted manipulation by anyone with physical access to it.