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Security Center

Hackers, identity thieves, snooping relatives, the NSA, data breaches ... the list of security threats in the digital world doesn't end. It doesn't matter if you use a computer, smartphone, tablet, home media box or don't do much with technology at all. There's always a danger you'll need to confront.

Here's everything you need to know to stay safe.

Computer security

Windows

6 essential types of security software you must have 

Choose the most secure Windows account type

Disable Java in your browser

Mac

Security software for Mac

Choose the most secure Mac account type

A simple way to keep snoopers off your Mac

Mobile security

7 essential steps to secure your smartphone or tablet

Online security

Create a strong password you won't forget

Create a strong security question 

5 ways hackers attack you (and how to counter them)

How to hide where you go online

How to set up two-step authentication for Facebook, Google, Microsoft and more

3 signs of a dangerous online shopping scam

Spot a sneaky watering hole attack

Avoid losing your identity to a phishing scam

General security

Keep criminals off your Wi-Fi with ease

Know if your neighbor is stealing your Wi-Fi 

Stay safe on public Wi-Fi 

Offline security

Don't let stores and airports track your movements 

Can your smart appliances get hacked and turn on you?

4 ways burglars use social media to target you