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.
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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.
In an announcement ahead of the RSA Conference, Microsoft released details of two cloud-based security tools for large organizations. The new tools use AI and machine learning to help security professionals reduce "alert fatigue" and respond to actual threats more quickly.
Additional versions of Windows 10 are now protected from these attacks, and Microsoft has begun releasing Intel microcode updates directly, but only for a small number of devices. Incompatible antivirus software remains a problem, however.
After a prominent security analyst criticized the implementation of a Windows 10 security feature, Microsoft fired back. That behavior is "by design," says Redmond. Here's the full story.
Last month's devastating WannaCry ransomware outbreak was just a warning shot. In an unprecedented move, Microsoft today released critical security updates to block another wave of similar attacks, making those patches available on unsupported versions like Windows XP and Server 2003.
After a wait of nearly two months, Yubico has finally released an app that adds strong hardware authentication for unlocking Windows 10 PCs.