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How to Plug Security Holes in Your Browser

To protect your browsing history, try the free private Browsing Feature in Apple's Safari or the Distrust add-on for Firefox. For complete anonymity, try the fee-based Anonymizer or the free Tor.

How to Stop Operating-System Attacks

Learn which antivirus pop-up ads may be fraudulent. Also, Mac users need security updates, too.

How to Safeguard Your Online Security

Use these tips to guard against security attacks related to your Facebook, MySpace, or Linked-In activity. Also, learn how some banks are making credit card shopping safer.

A Leash on Your Laptop

New tracking software monitors your missing laptop's whereabouts.

Just What Color Is a Security Hole?

Patch critical flaws in a color manager and IE. Plus: Opera, Office fixes.

5 Ways to Foil Hackers

Are you the only you out there? When it comes to protecting your identity, a bit of prevention is worth a megabyte of cure.

Safest Way to Bank Online? Your Cell Phone

Phones are off the radar for most hackers today. But Google's Android OS and the iPhone could make them more of a target.

9 Steps to Better Security

As your business gets more dependent on technology, your computer becomes more targeted by hackers and others constantly on the prowl for vulnerabilities.

Sites' Personal Questions May Pose Security Risk

Asking about your mother's home town is supposed to help legitimate sites protect your online accounts--but experts say hackers know more about you than you might think.

Jerks of the Web

We've all run into obnoxious people on the Internet. But these are the kinds of idiots who make you feel like logging off permanently.

How to Stop Laptop Theft

If you run a small business, your biggest IT worry is probably not when or whether to upgrade to Vista; it's how to keep your valuable equipment--and the even more precious data it contains--out of the hands of thieves.

How to Buy and Sell on eBay Scam-Free

Don't give up on the biggest auction marketplace because of fears of fraud. Here's how to buy and sell without a hitch.

All-in-One Security Suites: Tried and Tested

We check out eight products, from the popular to the relatively unknown. They can't protect you from everything, but some come close.

Internet Security

BitDefender was an excellent performer among security suites, but it's best for experts who don't need guidance regarding security extras and pop-up alerts and who don't mind therough interface.

Trend Micro Internet Security 2008

The Trend Micro security suite combines a good feature set and solid malware disinfection, but those benefits are offset by below-average detection as well as interface and installation bugs.

Norton Internet Security 2008

Symantec's Norton Internet Security 2008 suite offers solid security protection and features, including the best behavior-based defense against unknown threats.

Fifteen Backup Programs to Safeguard Your Data

These downloadable programs, most of which you can try before buying, can save you when disaster strikes your desktop or notebook.

15 Great, Free Security Programs

Turn your PC on, and you're immediately vulnerable to malicious attacks. But you can use these free applications to minimize the dangers and protect yourself.

Free Security Tool Ferrets out Unpatched Software

The tool is designed to inform users when their applications need patching.

Do-It-Yourself Surveillance Protects Home or Business

Webcams and IP cameras let you keep an eye on your property while you're away.

Mitigate IM Security Threats

Follow these steps for protecting IM as a business tool.

How to Recover from a Virus Attack

Take these steps as soon as a virus penetrates your network to minimize damage.

What Else Should You be Shredding?

Keep data safe by shredding storage media.

Protecting Your Business Documents

You're wasting money if you don't have a system in place for digitally storing the millions of pages of documents and files your business produces. Here's the lowdown on digital archiving.

Setting Up a Small-Business Spam Defense

Spammers are getting smarter in the ways they try to con your business. It's time to do some homework so you can outsmart them and protect your company from attack.
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