User Accounts and Family Safety
SIM cards usually require a PIN (Personal Identification Number) to unlock and connect to the mobile carriers, so that you can make phone calls and use the internet. SIM PINs are a security feature that protects unauthorized people from using your SIM card in situations such as when your phone is stolen or lost. However, some people do not want this feature on, while others want to change the default PIN assigned by their mobile carrier and set their own. If you own an iPhone or an iPad and you want to change or remove the SIM PIN for it, read this tutorial, and find out how:
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.
If you are an avid consumer of games from Blizzard, such as World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Diablo 3, or StarCraft 2, you might want to keep your account safe. Just like other online accounts, you already have a username and a password set. However, that does not mean that hackers cannot break your password and hack your account. The only proper way to make sure nobody can steal your account, all the game progress and money you have invested, is to enable two-factor authentication for your Battle.net account.
If you are a gamer and you like to play online games, such as Fortnite, you should be prepared for bots and people trying to hack into your account. That is true especially if you are good at your game or if you have invested money in it. The best thing you can do to protect your account is to enable two-factor authentication.
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.
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: