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John wants to know if Microsoft Security Essentials is enough protection for his computer? We see how it stood up compared to other security suites. Continue reading

Microsoft has reissued those Windows updates that caused crashes. Why you need to uninstall the old updates even if they aren’t causing a problem and where to get the new ones. Continue reading

Quick & Easy Tablet Security Tips: Part 2

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Is your tablet safe? We look at the quick and easy ways to lock it down in part 2 of our special series. Continue reading

Quick And Easy Tablet Security Tips: Part 1

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Is your tablet secure? We’ll look at quick and easy ways to protect your mobile device. Continue reading

Why Did The CAPTCHA Box Go Away?

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

A disappearing CAPTCHA box is making it impossible for John to log onto websites. We find out where it went. Continue reading

Can smart devices put your home at risk. See what happened when a security expert put his home network to the test. Continue reading

Hackers not only managed to overwhelm the Sony PlayStation Network and take it down for several hours last Sunday, they also managed to have a flight carrying Sony Online’s President diverted after make a veiled bomb threat. Continue reading

Google Planning To Offer Accounts For Kids

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Google has plans to offer accounts for kids under the age of 13, but some worry about protecting their information. Continue reading

A new Internet Explorer security feature blocks out-of-date versions of Java. Continue reading

Are your apps spying on you? We check out a new anti-virus designed to protect your tablet. Continue reading

How Do I Get Rid Of iPlay?

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

John’s Internet Explorer has been taken over by iPlay search. W explain how it got there and how to get rid of it. Continue reading

Microsoft is cutting support for older version of Internet Explorer. Learn what that means for your operating system and its security. Continue reading

If you’ve installed Microsoft’s latest updates, the company says you might want to uninstall them. Learn what the problem is and how to fix it. Continue reading

There’s been a lot of fuss over the app permissions for Facebook Messenger, should you be concerned. We look at the facts behind the fears. Continue reading

Don’t Forget Your Password

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Help! I’m locked out of my Android tablet! Continue reading

Microsoft Security Essentials is still updating for XP. So it’s safe, right? Continue reading

Cyber criminals are attacking the cash register in order to get valuable personal information about consumers. Continue reading

Top 5 Most Secure Browsers

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Staying secure online isn’t always easy. These five browsers give you more protection and put your safety first. Continue reading

Android Fake ID Puts Your Phone At Risk

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Bluebox security is warning Android users of a critical flaw in the operating system that could let malware take over your phone. Continue reading

Which Anti-Virus Is Best For XP?

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Tom is still holding on to XP and wants to know what the best security options are. He’s probably not going to like the answer. Continue reading

Beware Of Fake Apps!

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Security experts Trend Micro are sounding the alarm about fake Android apps. They look like the real thing, but can spread mobile malware to your device. Continue reading

E-mail Encryption 101: In part 5 we learn how to decrypt an e-mail. Continue reading

In Part 4 of our special series on e-mail encryption, learn how to send encrypted messages. Continue reading

Learn about a free app that can help keep all of your text messages private. Continue reading

Part 3 of our special series E-mail Encryption 101. Learn how to create a certificate. Continue reading

In part 2 of E-mail Encryption 101, we finish installing our program. Continue reading

E-mail Encryption 101: Part 1

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Want to make sure your e-mail stays private? Learn how to encrypt your messages in our special E-mail Encryption 101 series. Continue reading

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