This week's featured article is all about the time of year we're heading into: shopping season!
Specifically, it's the holiday season in much of the world, and that means a lot of online shopping -- perhaps more than ever before.
And yet, some people avoid online shopping, out of fear. Fear that, in my opinion, is seriously misplaced.
Also this week:
Do you know what's installed on your machine? Does anyone? It turns out to be an incredibly difficult problem to solve.
Speaking of hard problems, they say you can't prove a negative -- which means you can't prove you haven't been hacked! But I have some things to look for.
If a little is good, more is better, right? Not when it comes to security software.
Have a great week, and to all who celebrate, a very Happy Thanksgiving!
As you might expect, I get many questions from computer users concerned about security. With regular news of identity theft, credit card fraud, and database hacking, many are understandably concerned about the security of their own information online, particularly when it comes to online shopping.
Some are so concerned they actively avoid online shopping for fear of having their payment information stolen.
In my opinion, they should be more concerned about the security of their information offline.
Continue Reading: Online Shopping: Just How Safe Is It?
TunnelBear is having a "black Friday" sale, and it's on right now through December 2nd: one year for $49.99, which is 16% off the normal price.
My only caveat? Be prepared for bear puns ... lots of bear puns.
Give TunnelBear a try.
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If you're looking for a complete list, the answer is simple: you don't. “Scattered and confusing” doesn't even begin to cover it.
However, if you'll settle for most of what's installed on your machine, you can get pretty close.
Continue Reading: How to Determine What's Installed on Your Machine
It can be very difficult to detect that your email has been compromised, particularly if the hacker is being stealthy and you're not particularly tech savvy.
Most hackers try to leave as few traces as possible.
Continue Reading: How Do I Tell If My Email Has Been Hacked?
The answer to this question used to be a very complex “yes”. It used to be that getting all the protection you need involved running multiple programs. And, as you might expect, running multiple programs, if done incorrectly, can result in problems.
Today, things are simpler.
Continue Reading: Do I Need More than One Anti-malware Tool?
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