Security in Columns

5 essential steps to protect yourself from hackers and online criminals

Only you can safeguard your own device. You have plenty of tools at your disposal, but unless you use them, you will lose this...
Columns September 21, 2019

6 signs your phone has stalkerware (and what to do about it)

Of all the “wares” out there, “stalkerware” is one of the most frightening. There’s nothing fun about malware or ransomware, and these can leave...
Columns August 17, 2019

4 chilling lessons from a tech hotline scam

Some people think they’re immune to cybercriminals. “I’m not even on their radar,” they think. “What are the chances that I’ll get targeted? It’s...
Columns June 29, 2019

When smart devices watch you, what do they do with the data?

Since so many smart devices are collecting personal data on us, it begs the question: What do data miners use all this information for?...
Columns June 15, 2019

5 ways to protect your child online

Modern gadgets are so easy to use, so powerful, and so attractive to young eyes, that it’s difficult to police a child’s digital life....
Columns June 1, 2019

3 reasons robocalls won't stop (and 5 things to do about them)

If robocalls are so universally disliked, why do they continue to exist? Obviously, robocalls work, and someone out there is gaining from them. But...
Columns May 25, 2019

Stop Facebook’s targeted advertising by changing your account settings

Like many tech giants, Facebook actively collects information about you and uses this data for “targeted advertising.” You’ve seen this before: An ad closely...
Columns April 13, 2019

Kim's Take: Tips to lock down your phone and keep your information safe

In a hurry? Tap or click to listen to this story in less than a minute! We all know that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos'...
Columns April 4, 2019

Kim's Take: Facebook wants more of your personal data

Tap or click to listen to the latest from Kim in just one minute. Yesterday, Facebook began a legal battle to follow you around...
Columns March 28, 2019

5 essential router security settings you need to check now

Most people don't give a second thought to their router. It's just that little black box in the corner that helps you get internet...
Columns March 16, 2019
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