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Understanding online privacy, how to protect your devices from hackers and threats, and how to avoid common online scams.
Before you get rid of your old computer, delete your personal information from the hard drive so it doesn’t end up in the hands of an identity thief.
Find out what you can do to protect the data on your phone, and how to erase that information before you get rid of your phone.
Malware is a big threat you to your devices' security. Here's how to recognize, remove, and avoid malware.
What to do if you think your email or social networking account has been hacked.
Here are some ways to safely use public Wi-Fi when you're out and about.
How to protect your home wireless network.
Learn how mobile payment apps work and how to avoid sending money to a scammer.
Here’s a checklist to make sure your passwords are secure.
How to protect your devices, networks, and information from scammers.
Steps that can help protect your internet-connected devices.
Stalking apps on your phone can track or monitor your behavior.
When you shop for an internet camera, put security features at the top of your list. Here are tips to help.
If you’re looking for a more secure way to use public Wi-Fi, know the benefits and risks of Virtual Private Network (VPN) apps.
Did someone share an intimate image of you without your OK? Find out what you can do about it.
What you can do to protect your privacy on mobile apps.
When you do anything online, you leave a trail. Learn how online tracking works and what you can do about it.
Here's what you can do to keep your voice assistant and recordings private and secure.
Scammers use email or text messages to trick you into giving them your personal information. But there are several things you can do to protect yourself.
Tech support scammers want you to pay them to fix a non-existent computer problem. Learn how to avoid and report tech support scams.
Romance scammers create fake profiles on dating apps or social media sites and trick people into sending money. Learn the #1 tip for avoiding a romance scam.