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Randomize your Windows 10 hardware address

The Windows 10 device hardware address can be used for tracking you as you move between Wi-Fi networks. To prevent this surveillance, toggle on the hardware randomization option in Windows 10’s Wi-Fi settings.

Try not to use an admin account on an everyday basis

Admin accounts are powerful and extend certain permissions not available to other accounts on a device. The bad news is that if your device is lost, stolen or hacked, these administrator capabilities could be implemented to cause a lot of harm. Think about setting up a second account for daily use, one without admin privileges.

Set your PC or Mac to automatically log off

When you leave your computer, you don’t want somebody else getting unauthorized access to it. Setting an automatic logoff timer ensures that it’s not susceptible when you step away for an extended period. This can be easily done on both Windows and Mac operating systems.

Cybersecurity Safety Tips for Your New Tech Toys

The winter holiday season is a bonanza for the tech industry. Every firm from Apple to Nintendo sees its earnings skyrocket during the months of November and December, when millions of smartphones, tablets, game consoles, PCs and more fly off the shelves. A Consumer Technology Association survey found that more than two-thirds of American adults planned […]

Go beyond built-in security on Windows 10

Windows 10 ships with its own integrated security tools, which do a good job at keeping basic threats at bay. However, adding more protection is prudent. Platforms like Total Defense Ultimate Security provide comprehensive protection from viruses, phishing, ransomware and more.

Upgrade from Windows 7

Mainstream support for Windows 7 is ending in 2020. That means continuing to run it will come with major security liabilities. If it’s on your main PC, consider upgrading to Windows 10. Replacing Windows 7 with a free Linux-based operating system, like Debian or Ubuntu, is another option.