User Accounts and Family Safety
Two-step verification or two-step authentication is a second layer of security that you can add to your online accounts, to stop hackers from breaking in, even if they know your password. Not all companies offer this security feature but, fortunately, Apple is one of them. If you have an Apple ID, you can use your iPhone, iPad or Mac to enable two-factor authentication for your Apple ID and be safer. If you want to learn how to do it, read this guide:
Windows stores the passwords that you use to log in, access network shares, or shared devices. Some of these passwords are stored safely, in an encrypted format, while others are not. Here is how to see which passwords are insecurely stored by Windows, and identify those that can be easily stolen by others:
You are probably aware of the risks you are exposed to when you use the same password on all your accounts. Regardless of what type of account you use to log into Windows 10, a weak password can give access to your files to anyone who knows it or can crack it. Therefore, you may want to consider changing it. Also, if your Windows 10 account has been compromised, you must change your password at once. In this article we show you how to change your account password in Windows 10 in the easiest way possible:
In Windows 10 April 2018 update, Microsoft introduced a new feature that lets you reset the password of a local user account, in case you forget it. Up until this update, you had no easy option to do that, which meant that people who used local user accounts in Windows 10 could stumble upon some unfortunate situations. Now, if you want to be able to reset your password when you forget it, you must first go through a simple process of setting up a few security questions. If you answer them correctly when you forget your user password, you can then reset the password with ease.
Windows 10 has a feature called assigned access that allows you to restrict a local user account to use only one app from the Microsoft Store. Thus, whenever someone signs in with that user account, he or she can use just the app that the administrator has assigned. The user won't be able to switch or to close the app. The only thing he or she can do is use the assigned app and lock the device. In this article we show you how to set up the assigned access feature from Windows 10 and how to disable it when you no longer need it:
For the last few days, we have been using and testing the ESET Parental Control app for Android. It aims to be simple to use, yet effective in protecting your children. If you are a parent and you are concerned about what websites your child visits, or about what apps and games are appropriate for his or her age, then ESET Parental Control can be of service to you. Find out whether it does a good job in securing your child's activity and protect him or her online, from our review:ESET Parental Control for Android: Who is it good for?
ESET Parental Control is a good choice for:
In certain situations, you may need to extract a list with all the user accounts that exist on a Windows device. Or you may want to know the hidden user accounts that exist alongside your user account. To help you out, we compiled a list of four methods that you can use to see all the users, including the hidden ones created by Windows or third-party apps that you installed. Here they are:
Microsoft offers two-step verification for your Microsoft account. However, when you try to enable it, the company tries to force you into using their Microsoft Authenticator app. While using this app has some benefits, some users might prefer using another two-step verification app, like Google Authenticator. Here is how to enable two-step verification for your Microsoft account and use any third-party authenticator app you prefer and how to turn it off, when you no longer want to use two-step verification:
If you are not the only person using your computer, you might want to limit the amount of storage space that every user can use. If you do that, you ensure that the storage space on a specific drive or partition is never filled up by only one user account. Everybody has their personal space to fill, and nobody can trespass his or her limits. In Windows, this is called disk quotas, and, in this tutorial, we show you how to use quotas to limit the space of each user:
No matter whether you use Windows 7, Windows 10 or Windows 8.1, you may want to login without entering a password, while keeping your existing user account password. You may have a long password, and you are using a PC where only you have access. If this is what you want, then you are in luck. With the help of a hidden Windows app named netplwiz, you can set Windows to automatically log you in, without typing the password, each time you start your PC. Here is how it is done: