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


3 free downloads for optimum Windows security

3 security programs that should be on every computer and laptop

5 steps you need to take so you don't get hacked


Best antivirus programs for your Mac

How to tell if someone is snooping on your PC or Mac

Mobile security

Free way to track GPS, phone calls, text messages and web activity on a phone

How to know if someone blocked your number

Block your cellphone number from caller ID with this one trick

Apps that give your smartphone a second number

How to remove viruses from your iPhone or iPad

3 things you need to know about the Do Not Call Registry

Online security

Create a strong password you won't forget

How to protect your privacy on neighborhood sites like Nextdoor

Beware! This spoofed Apple phone call looks so convincing

Get this free tool to stop creepy online tracking

One thing you need to do now to protect your online accounts and cellphone number

How to avoid dangerous online shopping scams

How to spot dangerous phishing scams

6 mistakes that put you at risk for identity theft

General security

5 essential router security settings you need to check now

Is someone stealing your internet? Here's how to protect your Wi-Fi

Your complete guide to choosing and setting up a VPN

Offline security

Warning! Criminals might be using your smart gadgets for cyberattacks

9 critical steps to keeping your house safe from burglars