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What is an antivirus or a security suite? How do I choose a good security product? How do I use my computers and devices in a secure manner?

How to protect your files with Secure Folder on a Samsung Galaxy

How to protect your files with Secure Folder on a Samsung Galaxy

Did you know that Samsung Galaxy smartphones come with a built-in feature called Secure Folder? It’s a neat tool that does a great job at safeguarding your sensitive files and apps, keeping them away from prying eyes. Even if someone gets your smartphone, they won’t be able to see any of the data that’s stored inside your Secure Folder. So, if privacy is something you’re
How to protect your files with Safe folder on Android

How to protect your files with Safe folder on Android

Are you aware of the Safe folder feature on Android? It’s a powerful tool designed to safeguard your sensitive files from unauthorized access. Imagine lending your phone to someone and not worrying about them stumbling upon your private data. That’s the peace of mind the Safe folder provides. In this guide, I’ll detail how to configure and use Android’s Safe folder. Read on and find
How to enable third-party cookies in Chrome, Edge, Firefox & Opera

How to enable third-party cookies in Chrome, Edge, Firefox & Opera

Cookies are small pieces of data stored in your browser by the websites you visit. Third-party cookies, on the other hand, originate from websites other than the one you intended to visit. Typically, these cookies are used by advertising services to deliver targeted ads based on your browsing history and online searches. However, there are instances where you might want to enable third-party cookies. This
How to block third-party cookies in Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera

How to block third-party cookies in Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera

The World Wide Web relies on cookies to function properly. There are different types of cookies, such as session and first-party cookies, that are created by the websites you visit. However, there are also third-party cookies that are used for advertising and tracking your activity across websites. Some of them can even be used maliciously. As a result, many people are concerned about the security
Cisco study: How ready are companies to manage security threats?

Cisco study: How ready are companies to manage security threats?

I recently attended a press event where Cisco shared its 2024 Cybersecurity Readiness Index report. It gives an overview of the global cybersecurity landscape and evaluates how well-equipped organizations are to handle present-day cybersecurity risks. If you're interested in learning about the threats organizations face worldwide, the difficulties they encounter, and their readiness from a cybersecurity standpoint, I recommend reading this article. The report contains
How to lock Incognito tabs in Chrome on Android and iPhone

How to lock Incognito tabs in Chrome on Android and iPhone

If you use the Incognito mode on your Android or iPhone smartphone to browse the web privately, you probably have things in there that you don’t want others to see. In that case, you’ll likely want to protect your Incognito tabs. Fortunately, the Google Chrome app for mobile devices bundles a feature that lets you do exactly that. Here’s how to lock your Incognito tabs
How to enable and use fingerprint authentication in Windows 10

How to enable and use fingerprint authentication in Windows 10

Biometric authentication is available in Windows 10 if you have a laptop or desktop computer with a fingerprint reader or a webcam that can be used for face recognition. Of the two authentication methods, the fingerprint reader is the fastest, and I like using it because it allows Windows 10 to boot faster than other sign-in methods. If you want to try it out and
How to shut down a Windows 10 laptop, tablet or desktop PC

How to shut down a Windows 10 laptop, tablet or desktop PC

When you finish working on your Windows 10 computer, you will probably want to turn it off. Windows 10 gives you a lot of choices for how to do that. While this isn’t hard at all, it’s good to know the different ways you can shut down your Windows 10 laptop, desktop PC, or tablet. Here are nine methods that you to use to to
What is and how to use Personal Vault in OneDrive

What is and how to use Personal Vault in OneDrive

OneDrive is a cloud storage service that lets you store and access your files from any device. One of its best features is the Personal Vault, a secure folder that requires additional authentication to access your most sensitive and important files. In this tutorial post, I’m going to show you how to enable and use OneDrive’s Personal Vault to secure your data, no matter if
How to enable and use fingerprint authentication in Windows 11

How to enable and use fingerprint authentication in Windows 11

Some of our readers have asked us if Windows 11 supports biometrics. Yes, it does, but in order for biometric authentication to work, you also need laptops or desktop computers with hardware that’s compatible with things like fingerprint authentication or face recognition. Both types of biometric authentication allow for fast and secure logins, and I personally like using them over traditional sign-in methods. If you
4 tools to lock and password-protect folders in Windows

4 tools to lock and password-protect folders in Windows

It would be great to see Microsoft release a Windows version that allows users to password-protect specific folders that contain sensitive data. However, until that happens, if you want to protect your folders, you must use software created by other companies. Although there are many such apps, they aren’t all friendly to use, and most are also dodgy. I did some research and tested more
How to sign out (log off) from Windows 10

How to sign out (log off) from Windows 10

When you are no longer using your computer or Windows 10 laptop, albeit temporarily, it is a good idea not to stay logged on. Instead, you should either shut it down (to save power) or sign out (to keep your data and work private). If you prefer to sign out, your account is closed, and your current user session is ended. This means that your
Lexar JumpDrive Fingerprint F35 review: USB stick with a fingerprint reader

Lexar JumpDrive Fingerprint F35 review: USB stick with a fingerprint reader

If you’re searching for a USB memory stick that can offer a secure and convenient way to store your files, you may want to check out the Lexar JumpDrive Fingerprint F35. This USB 3.0 flash drive features a built-in fingerprint scanner that allows you to unlock and access your encrypted data with a simple touch. In this review, I’m going to tell you more about
How to restore a backup made with Windows Backup

How to restore a backup made with Windows Backup

The Windows Backup app for Windows 11 and Windows 10 is not your regular backup solution. It doesn’t allow you to restore your entire system or any specific files, settings, apps, or credentials. The folders you’ve backed up are available directly in your OneDrive cloud storage. And, the other things you’ve backed up - settings, apps, credentials - can be restored only during the installation
How to make a backup with the new Windows Backup app

How to make a backup with the new Windows Backup app

One of the most important tasks that every computer user should do regularly is to back up their data. Backing up your data means creating a copy of your files and settings in a separate location, such as an external hard drive, a cloud service, or a network drive. This way, if something happens to your computer, such as a malware infection, a hardware failure,
Delivery Optimization: How to get Windows updates faster

Delivery Optimization: How to get Windows updates faster

Traditionally, Windows updates were downloaded straight from Microsoft’s servers to your PC. This meant that Microsoft had to have a huge infrastructure to deliver updates to millions of users worldwide and that, sometimes, the speed of downloading updates was frustratingly slow. To improve the situation, Microsoft developed a feature called Delivery Optimization, which allows your computer(s) to grab updates from users on the local network
How to set a browser proxy server in Windows

How to set a browser proxy server in Windows

Proxy servers are intermediaries between your PC and the internet. When your browser uses a proxy server, the websites you access see the proxy as the actual visitor instead of your computer. This can improve your online privacy and security while also helping you bypass content restrictions on the internet. Enterprises also use proxies in order to monitor, filter, and secure what their employees browse
The complete guide to Windows 11 updates

The complete guide to Windows 11 updates

Windows 11 is the latest operating system from Microsoft, and it comes with many new features and improvements. However, to have the best user experience and enjoy the best performance and security, you must keep your Windows 11 device updated. In this guide, I’ll show you how to check and download Windows 11 updates, how to see Windows 11’s update history, and how to configure