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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.

Use Dynamic Lock with Windows 10

Windows 10 provide many alternatives to signing in with a password. One that might be worth exploring is called Dynamic Lock, which involves pairing a phone with a PC via Bluetooth and allowing the computer to remain unlocked as long as the phone is in range.

Turn off tracking in Windows 10

Windows 10 has a bunch of default settings that you might want to alter. In the Privacy menu, you can adjust what information Microsoft collects from the device’s microphones, cameras, location services, and more, and also limit what data you share with the company. Minimize tracking to maximize your personal security.