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    Some factors to consider when adding a DIY home security system

    There’s never been a better time to add a DIY security to your home that allows you to monitor what’s going on, but you'll have some choices to make.
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    Be smart: Tips for using public Wi-Fi safely

    Using free Wi-Fi away from work or home has become the standard, but there are some steps you should take to prevent someone gaining access to your devices.
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    Having a Mac means I won’t get hit by ransomware, right? Wrong

    Having a Mac lessens your chance of being targeted by ransomware, but that is not an excuse to drop you guard while surfing the internet.
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    Do mesh Wi-Fi networks provide better coverage than traditional routers?

    A newer Wi-Fi technology known as a mesh network, while more expensive, is significantly better than a router when dealing with large areas of coverage.
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    Is it true some color laser printers print invisible ID dots on each page?

    Is it true that color laser printers print invisible dots to ID the printer on every page? It is, but that's only true of some brands.
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    How to tell if you were exposed to the HP key-tracking problem

    Some HP laptops have a program that unintentionally tracks every key you press. Here's how to yell if your device was affected.
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    If you’re still using Windows Vista, you might want to consider an upgrade

    Windows Vista, a software released by Microsoft in 2007, could be vulnerable to hacks and other security threats, so users should think about upgrading.
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    Some questions and answers about creating a paperless home

    We’ve been hearing the promise of the paperless office for more than 30 years, but very few of us have taken the time that it takes to make the transition.
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    Lessons and tips we can all learn from 1 billion hacked Yahoo accounts

    The announcement of 1 billion Yahoo accounts being compromised in 2013 holds many lessons for everyone and some tips to be safer online.
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    Should I consider adding Trusteer Endpoint Protection to my computer?

    Trusteer Endpoint Protection is a legitimate program that is specifically designed to help fight financial fraud and is often recommended by various banks.
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    Know your options if you are suddenly hit with ransomware

    Victims of ransomware are essentially locked out of their own private files unless they are willing to pay a ransom to get the key, so what can you do?
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    If hackers can access public figures’ email accounts, how can I stay safe?

    There are many lessons that to be learned from the email hacks of public figures. The most important lesson is that people are easy to compromise.
  • This product image released by Mophie shows a powerstation plus. Mophie has a number of universal external battery chargers that can recharge cellphones, iPods, iPads and other electronics when their batteries run out. (AP Photo/Mophie)

    Don’t worry: Portable cellphone battery chargers are not likely to explode

    With all the stories surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, there seems to be a heightened awareness of cellphone battery issues, which is a good thing.
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    A webcam hack is a problem, but a sign of a much larger issue

    Putting tape over a webcam is a practical step to stop the effects of a hack, but if a hacker can access your webcam, they have access to everything.
  • In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, photo, water is poured on an Apple iPhone 7, in Edison, N.J. The iPhone joins Samsung’s flagship devices in offering water and dust resistance. It’s meant for accidental spills and dunks, not for underwater use. The touch screen, for instance, won’t be as responsive, and sound isn’t as clear. (AP Photo/Anick Jesdanun)

    The difference between water-resistant and waterproof in smartphones

    There's a fine line between water-resistant and waterproof smartphones by definition, but that line could mean a lot to a consumer.