The OneDrive app for Android and iOS (iPhone or iPad) can be used to access your data stored in your Microsoft account. If you use it to store pictures and private documents you might want to protect them. The OneDrive apps for Android and iOS offer an additional level of security with a passcode that is required every time you open the app. If your smartphone or tablet has a fingerprint scanner, you can use that instead of the passcode. Let's see how to set it up so that the files you keep in your OneDrive are better protected:
BitLocker is a tool included in Windows 10 (Pro and Enterprise), Windows 7 (Enterprise and Ultimate), and Windows 8.1 (Pro and Enterprise) that can be used to encrypt data on any drive. By default, you must have a TPM chip in your computer to encrypt your system drive. If you do not have one, it is still possible to use BitLocker, but you need to set Windows so that it allows the use of BitLocker without this chip.
The internet is a big place and the stuff you find on it is not always suitable for our children. There are a lot of web resources that not only are not good for kids but can actually harm them. There are things the little ones should never see, things like guns, violence or adult content. One of the ways in which we, as parents, can protect our children, is to make sure that they are using search engines designed for children. Although no search engine can be said to be entirely safe, there are some that are better than others.
In recent years a new security concept has made the headlines - two-step verification or two-factor authentication (2FA). It all started with Google enabling it for its users, and since then, many companies followed their example, including Microsoft, Apple, and Facebook. Even gaming companies joined this trend. If you would like to understand what two-factor authentication is, how it works, why you should enable it and where read this article:
Do Not Track or DNT is a web browser setting that requests websites or web applications disable their tracking of the user. When DNT is enabled in your web browser, the web browser signals all websites that you visit, and the third-party services that they are using, that you do not want to be tracked. Here is an explanation of how DNT works, and how to turn it on in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera, and Internet Explorer:
CyberGhost VPN is one of the most popular VPN services in the world. Also, it is one of the easiest to use and one of the most affordable. Due to the elimination of Net Neutrality rules in the USA, and other legislative changes around the world, privacy and security have become more critical than ever. Is CyberGhost's VPN service up to the task of protecting your privacy? Find out from this detailed review:
Google's 2-Step Verification is an extra layer of security that insulates you from others trying to break into your Google or Gmail account. The internet is a scary place nowadays with automated bots that try to hack into websites and e-mails, and other nasty things. To protect your Google account as much as possible, we recommend setting up two-step verification (also known as two-step authentication) so that your Gmail account is more difficult to crack by unwanted parties.
Heimdal is a relative newcomer to the market of security products. In the past, they offered Heimdal Free and Heimdal PRO to home users. They were efficient products, that added new layers of protection to existing antivirus products. We loved using them, and we highly recommended Heimdal to all our readers. The company has recently launched new products, with different names, that also include the traditional antivirus protection that they lacked in the past.
Proxy servers are either public services that promise to bypass content restrictions on the internet or are imposed on private networks by the administrator (this is the case for corporate networks) who wants to control and optimize the access to the internet. Regardless of the need to use a proxy server, when you use a web browser, you may have to set this up. This tutorial shows you how to set a proxy server in all the major browsers for Windows: Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Opera.
A useful tool that any decent web browser offers is private browsing. This feature has a different name, depending on the browser that you are using. Google Chrome calls it Incognito, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge name it InPrivate, Firefox and Opera name it Private browsing. In this article we show you how to enable private browsing in all the major web browsers and how to check if you are browsing privately or not: