Privacy in Tips

How to stop ads from following you around online

I know you've all seen them. Ads that pop up on a search page that remind you of something you recently searched for. Why...
Tips September 23, 2017

You've been doing your passwords all wrong! Fix them with these new tricks

Passwords are a necessary evil. They're a pain to create and a struggle to remember. But if you don't avoid these mistakes, you'll make...
Tips September 7, 2017

The most critical thing to do with your printer before selling it

Before you get rid of any electronic gadget, think about what information it might be storing. It's especially critical to wipe computers, cellphones and...
Tips September 4, 2017

New government tool to stop annoying robocalls

Robocalls aren't just annoying anymore, they can be downright malicious. With scammers trying to rip us off or steal our identity, you need to...
Tips August 26, 2017

Secret: Hide what you buy on Amazon and have it delivered to a temporary address

Is your spouse's birthday coming up? Or maybe you're already gearing up for your holiday shopping. No matter the reason, keeping the gifts you...
Tips August 19, 2017

How to spot disguised malicious files before they infect your computer

Imagine that you get an email from an acquaintance with an attachment so you download it and try to open it. Nothing happens except...
Tips August 14, 2017

One mistake people make using public Wi-Fi that lets everyone see their files

Are you always on the hunt for open public hotspots to save on data costs? While these publicly accessible Wi-Fi networks can be lifesavers...
Tips August 5, 2017

5 good habits that immensely improve your online security

Bad online habits can leave your computer and information exposed to hackers and other threats. Learn what good online habits you can develop to...
Tips July 31, 2017

Sponsor: 5 tips to spot an email scam

Your inbox gets flooded every day with emails that look legitimate, but are actually a scam. And if you’re not paying attention, you could...
Tips July 26, 2017

Slow computer? 9 ways to make it run faster

Anyone who uses a computer knows it will bog down over time. Your programs open sluggishly, web browsing seems pokey, apps are lagging and...
Tips July 23, 2017

Common security risks every smartphone user should know about

Your cellphone is with you night and day, but is the very device you've come to depend on actually putting you at risk? If...
Tips July 23, 2017

You have a public Amazon.com profile page that others can see

There's another side to Amazon most people aren't aware of. You have a private Amazon account for purchases and video streaming, but Amazon automatically...
Tips July 22, 2017

Keep secrets with these clever privacy gadgets

Privacy is one of the most important things you can protect. With all of the data breaches, hacks and malware infections, your digital life...
Tips July 20, 2017

How to find indoor cameras when renting a house or apartment

Hidden cameras are a growing problem in rental properties. During a recent vacation, I rented a place and found a number of wireless IP cameras...
Tips July 16, 2017

Critical steps to secure your home Wi-Fi

If you think it's complicated to lock down your home Wi-Fi, you're wrong. And putting it off is impacting your security by leaving your...
Tips July 16, 2017

3 ways to keep your kids safe online

The internet is filled with tons of information, but there are several gutters that are easy to slip into. It's hard enough for adults...
Tips July 15, 2017

How hackers could turn your household objects against you

Could your light bulb take down the internet? How about your smart TV or even that wireless speaker? There are more gadgets in your...
Tips July 14, 2017

Hackers use the sites you visit daily to attack you - Protect yourself with these tips

You know not to visit shady sites, which is why hackers have found ways to attack you through sites you might visit daily. Find...
Tips July 9, 2017

Lockdown your Facebook account for maximum privacy and security

With all of the various websites, software programs and applications collecting our data, it's enough to make anyone nervous. And Facebook is one of...
Tips July 8, 2017

How to stop your smart TV from spying on you

Smart TVs combine the best parts of a computer and a television into one super-machine. So what could go wrong? When it comes to...
Tips July 1, 2017