Have you installed a browser extension only to later regret it? Many plugins can access your personal data before you even realize. Learn how to research add-ons to avoid malicious ones. Follow tips on assessing permissions, vulnerabilities, communications, and risk scores.
This article delves into the common scenarios of encountering potentially harmful URLs. Learn to investigate sender behaviors, recognize red flags, and uncover the characteristics of suspicious URLs. Discover tips for checking short URL addresses and utilizing multiple tools to enhance your online security. Stay informed, ask questions, and be prepared for the unexpected while teaching your kids about the dangers of unknown links.
Are you tired of remembering countless passwords? A password manager is your solution. It securely stores your passwords, generates strong ones, and fills them in for you. It’s more than just a password tool; it can handle license numbers, notes, and more. With minimal cost and maximum benefits, it’s time to stop being lazy and get a password manager.
I know we’re sick of security warnings, myself included. But have you ever thought of your printer as a security threat? A recent article by Tenable, a network security firm, referenced some unexpected issues with a line of Hewlett-Packard (HP) printers including the default settings. Regardless of your brand, I would be inclined to check your printer settings. The reason is that automatic updates may not be enabled.
Ever wondered about the safety of your online accounts? Learn about 2FA, a digital guardian for your data and authenticator apps. While hackers are becoming smarter, 2FA offers a reliable barrier. It’s not just about passwords anymore; it’s about having that extra layer of security. See how easy it is to set up.
This is a time when people like to hunt for Easter eggs. Either the traditional ones or the clever ones that are hidden by software vendors. Both of these are fun. However, this one is more a rotten egg and it could cost us dearly if we don’t pay attention. And it all starts with punycodes and fake domains. The good news is there are several workarounds.
Ever wondered what browser cookies really are? They’re just small text files that store specific data, and they’re not as scary as you might think. The article breaks down their structure, covering seven key fields like name and domain. It also helps you tell the difference between first-party cookies, which are usually okay, and third-party cookies, which you might want to keep an eye on.
One of the biggest security problems to hit this year has to do with some design flaws with various computer processor chips from notable vendors. The breadth of the problem is pretty wide, but the details for consumers is a bit lacking. Much of the info out there is technical and yet there is still a lot we don’t know. A new freeware app called InSpectre sheds some light.