Encrypting every bit of data on a Windows PC is a crucial security precaution. Windows 10 and Windows 11 include the same strong encryption options, with business editions having the best set of management tools. Here's a hands-on guide.
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Want to avoid having your online accounts hacked? Enable two-factor authentication, a crucial security measure that requires an extra step when signing in to high-value services. In this post, I explain how to set up 2FA and which accounts to focus on first.
You can get a Microsoft account for free, but that doesn't begin to describe its value, especially if you use that account for crucial email and cloud storage. Follow these seven steps to establish a solid baseline of security and protect that account from intruders.
The popular password manager is replacing its separate MFA apps with a unified solution that will work for consumers and businesses and includes several usability tweaks.
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If you live in Gmail and other Google services, your Google account is one of your most valuable online assets. Follow these seven steps to establish a solid baseline of Google account security and protect that account from intruders.
Every major browser on every platform includes built-in password management features. Is it safe to use these tools? More importantly, is it smart?
Adding a hardware key as an additional authentication factor for online services is a great way to ratchet up your security. But be prepared for a bit of a learning curve and some frustration, especially on mobile devices.
The single most important security precaution you can take with high-value online accounts is to enable a mobile device as a secondary identity factor. Which authenticator app should you choose? The correct answer might involve multiple apps.
Having your identity stolen can be a nightmare, and cleaning up the mess can take months. You can make life difficult for a would-be identity thief by locking down these five key aspects of your online life.