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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.
Paul F. Roberts
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.
Don't give up on the biggest auction marketplace because of fears of fraud. Here's how to buy and sell without a hitch.
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.
We check out eight products, from the popular to the relatively unknown. They can't protect you from everything, but some come close.
Symantec's Norton Internet Security 2008 suite offers solid security protection and features, including the best behavior-based defense against unknown threats.
Reviewed by Erik Larkin
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.
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.
Find out what entity is responsible for each cookie you accumulate while surfing the Net.
These downloadable programs, most of which you can try before buying, can save you when disaster strikes your desktop or notebook.
Jon L. Jacobi
The tool is designed to inform users when their applications need patching.
Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Service
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.