Security

Technology

When to Worry About Security Holes--and When Not To

Annoyed by all the computerese that litters security stories? Here's your guide.
Technology

10 Quick Fixes for the Worst Security Nightmares

Most security attacks are targeted at a few weak points on your PC that aren't that hard to protect. Follow these simple tips, and you'll suddenly be a whole lot safer.
Technology

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.
Growth Strategies

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.
Technology

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.
Technology

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.
Starting a Business

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.
Innovation Now

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.
Technology

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.
Technology

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.
Technology

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.
Technology

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.
Technology

Identify Tracking Cookies in Firefox

Find out what entity is responsible for each cookie you accumulate while surfing the Net.
Technology

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.
Technology

Free Security Tool Ferrets out Unpatched Software

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